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Summary transcript for 31 Oct 2013 #AWCchat: Leadership Development

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 72nd #AWCChat on Twitter, on leadership development, aka “getting people to step up.”

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Why is it so hard sometimes to get people to step up to leadership positions (especially in volunteer organizations?)

2)  Does a web-connected world require different leadership skills for organizations & associations?

We filled the whole hour just talking about these two!

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 31 Oct chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for October 2013.  (November chat schedule coming soon – no chat on 7 November.)

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 19 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Health, Wellness and Your Business

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 68th #AWCChat on Twitter, about your personal health and wellness and the impact it can have on your business and professional life. Our guest host today was Aliah Davis-McHenry, Vice Chair of the AWC National Board of Directors and also known as the Get Fit Diva.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  How do you manage your health, as well as the well-being of your employees?

2)  What are your go-to methods for avoiding burnout?

3)  Let’s talk sleep: how many hours do you get? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you fall asleep during the day?

4)  Can technology help you meet health & wellness goals? Which gadgets or tools work for you?

Many helpful tips and Resource links were shared, too.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 19 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 12 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Productivity and Getting Things Done

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 67th #AWCChat on Twitter, about productivity and getting things done (or GTD if you prefer.)

Here is what we discussed:

1)  When you get up & start work, do you already have the day’s tasks/projects planned out?

2)  What day of the week do you sit & plan the next week & rest of the month?

3)  Let us help you with you biggest productivity issue. What makes you CRAZY when you try to get things done?

Gobs of helpful nuggets and links were shared; we had a big turnout. Yay!

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 12 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 5 Sept 2013 #AWCchat: Better LinkedIn Company Pages

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 66th #AWCChat on Twitter, about building a stronger business presence on LinkedIn, with particular emphasis on Company (business) Pages.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  How many are currently active on LinkedIn (visit daily, participate in Groups, etc.)

2)  Tips for participating in LinkedIn Groups, thereby building your business network and getting more sales leads.

3)  Top 3 reasons for having a solid LinkedIn Company Page and resources for making yours better.

4)  Possible business goals for LinkedIn and what to measure for each.

5)  Homework! Write down 3 possible titles for your Products/Services tabs and 5 ideas for your next Company Page updates.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 5 Sept chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2013.

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 22 August 2013 #AWCchat: Sarah Petty on Small Business Marketing

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 65th #AWCChat on Twitter; the guest host was Sarah Petty who is our opening keynote speaker for the 2013 AWC National Conference in Springfield, IL October 18-19.

The chat focus was on charging what you’re worth and successfully marketing a small business.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  So many small businesses fail; how do you manage to keep your business booming?

2)  What is your greatest challenge with charging what you’re worth?

3)  If you’re a small business owner, you don’t have a huge marketing budget. What do you do to get the right clients in the door?

4)  What advice would you give to someone who wants to quit their day job & start their own business?

Sarah gave us two freebie resource links, too (thanks for that!)

a)  An email course – 10 days of free marketing strategies

b)  A free chapter of the New York Times best-selling book she co-authored, “Worth Every Penny

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 22 August chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2013 (no chat next week August 29.)

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 8 August 2013 #AWCchat: business travel

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 63rd #AWCChat on Twitter, about how to survive and thrive during business travel.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Is most of your business travel for client work/meetings, or conferences? (and do you mostly drive, or fly these days?)

2)  Do you have a system for getting out the door, or is it more of a mad rush?

3)  Let’s talk about packing & business travel clothes. What are your go-to clothes & bags?

4)  What are some tips for staying healthy when you’re on business travel?

Don’t miss the helpful Resource links we tweeted, either.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 8 August chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2013

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 1 August 2013 #AWCchat: B2B communications

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 62nd #AWCChat on Twitter, about B2B (business to business) communications and how they differ (or DO they?) from B2C (business to consumer.)

Here is what we discussed:

1)  Why is so much B2B content so boring….and what can we do about that?

2)  How can B2B communications strategies incorporate social media?

3)  What can you do starting today to liven up your B2B communications?

Don’t miss the helpful Resource links we tweeted, either (some say it’s their favorite part of the chats.) We featured DitchWitch and Dun & Bradstreet as B2B best practices examples.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 1 August chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2013

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Chat topics, dates and times for July 2013

We’re excited to be in our 2nd year of #AWCchat:  a one-hour, weekly online chat on Twitter where we discuss a variety of communications-related topics.

Nope, you do not have to be an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) member or a woman to participate.

The chat is held weekly, for one hour, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time) on Thursdays. There will usually be a transcript on our Chirpstory channel if you can’t make it.

Here is a helpful post on how to participate in a Twitter chat, by Lisa Barone. Here’s the plan:

Schedule/Topics July 2013

    • Thursday, July 4 – no chat (Fourth of July holiday)
    • Thursday, July 11 – All about Instagram, including the new video option
    • Thursday, July 18 –  What steps do you need to take to succeed as a freelance communicator?
    • Thursday, July 25 – The social business network that you’re ignoring: SlideShare

Please follow @AWCchat on Twitter, and tweet us any other topic ideas you have. We look forward to seeing you at one or all of the chat sessions.

Thanks very much for your support of the AWC – where we “get” communications integration thanks to our diverse and talented membership!

Summary transcript for 20 June 2013 #AWCchat: getting started as a pro speaker

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 58th #AWCChat on Twitter, about how to get started as a professional, paid speaker.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  How many on the chat currently have some standard speaking topics/presentations (paid or not?)

2)  Elements of a solid Speaker info page with topics, experience, testimonials, etc.

3)  We talked about pricing, from what people think is reasonable to charge for a one-hour presentation when you’re new, to higher-end amounts.

Don’t miss the helpful Resource links we tweeted, either.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 20 June chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for June 2013

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

Summary transcript for 13 June 2013 #AWCchat: Website and Blog Stats That Matter

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 57th #AWCChat on Twitter, about which stats really matter in your website and blog analytics.

Here is what we discussed:

1)  What is some basic info you want to know about your website/blog visitors? Hint: you want to know how people found your site (through a link? Keyword search – which words? Social media?)

2)  How do you measure whether you’re getting more visitors (traffic) to your site?

The transcript includes specific sections to pay attention to in your analytics. Don’t miss all of the helpful how-to Resource links we tweeted, either.

**  On our AWC Chirpstory channel – the summary transcript for the 13 June chat.

**  Chat schedule and topics for June 2013

Thanks for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community.

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