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Status update on AWC’s Twitter chat

We have shifted to a monthly Twitter chat on communications-related topics (first Thursday of every month) still at 11:30 a.m. Central Standard Time, for one hour.

Right now we still don’t have a solid alternative to Chirpstory for chat transcripts. Nurph has been janky lately and is not recording all of the tweets throughout the hour of the chat. We’ll keep trying to figure it out.

Follow the @AWCchat account on Twitter and the “mothership” at @AWCConnect.

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

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Chat update as of September 2014

Our weekly #awcchat on Twitter about communications-related  topics is still going strong (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central on Thursdays unless the host has a travel conflict) but we recently lost all of our chat transcripts on Chirpstory. I’m not sure why, but now all links to our AWC Channel and past chats simply redirect to the Chirpstory homepage.

We’re starting to explore Nurph chat “replays” as a chat transcript alternative – here’s the link to our latest chat on 25 September, about guest blogging and article-writing.

We’ve also launched a series of online learning sessions called Know to Grow and Speed Mentoring, which are free to AWC members. Learn more on our AWC – Association for Women in Communications – Professional Development Events page.

Follow the @AWCchat account on Twitter and the “mothership” at @AWCConnect. We’re working on the October 2014 chat topics right now.

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

Summary transcript for 6 Sept 2012 #AWCchat: social media toolbox

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 32nd  #AWCChat on Twitter, about what kind of apps and software can help you manage social communications.

Four items were up for discussion:

1)   Which tools keep you on top of Twitter? (I’m a TweetDeck girl, myself.)

2)   As long as we’re talking Twitter tools, add your thoughts on best mobile apps for managing tweets.

3)   Particularly for managing Facebook Pages, what tools help you handle updates?

4)   How do you handle Facebook status updates from mobile devices, including photos to Pages & profiles?

We had lots of participants on this chat; thanks everyone!

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for 6 Sept chat on building your social media toolbox.

The next chat is on Thursday, 13 September at 1130 am CST, about whether a résumé is still relevant to today’s hiring process.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2012

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

Summary transcript for 30 Aug 2012 #AWCchat: Nonprofit communications

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 31st #AWCChat on Twitter, about how to juggle it all when you’re a nonprofit communications professional.

Huge thanks to our guest host @JanGunter; she’s the Communications Manager and “Jill of All Trades” for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas.

Four items were up for discussion:

1)   How does one prioritize work across so many areas: website, fundraising, media relations, social media, email & marketing?

2)   What resources (other than OJT – on the job training) are available? How do you learn the job duties that you don’t know?

3)   As a nonprofit associated with a for-profit brand, how do you create awareness of your need for support?

4)   When do you DIY (do it yourself) & when do you hire an outside professional? e.g., for video, photography, web design or PR campaigns.

We had lots of good resource links, too!

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for 30 August chat on thriving as a nonprofit communicator.

The next chat is on Thursday, 6 September at 1130 am CST, about building a “toolbox” of software and apps to manage your online/social media work.

**  Chat schedule and topics for September 2012

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

Summary transcripts for 16 Aug and 23 Aug #awcchat events

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 29th and 30th #AWCChats on Twitter, about video content creation and decision-making.

We had some problems with getting full transcripts for each, but wanted to try to stay caught up anyway, so here they are:

**  16 August, guest host Lisa Angle from Ninety Degrees Media on video content creation (partial transcript) – http://chirpstory.com/li/19579

**  23 August, on decision-making and clarity using Suzy Welch’s 10-10-10 concept as a template – http://chirpstory.com/li/19578

The next chat is on Thursday, 30 August, with guest host Jan Gunter (@JanGunter) from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas, on how to juggle it all as a nonprofit “Jill of All Trades” communicator.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2012

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

Summary transcript for 9 Aug 2012 #AWCchat: is print dead?

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 28th #AWCChat on Twitter, about whether print communication is still relevant today.

We had great turnout and our guest host @MaryAnneComm (a former print magazine editor) was terrific!

Four items were up for discussion:

1)   Where do you get news/information/inspiration/industry info? Which print pubs still work for you, & why?

2)  Is the decline of print such a big deal? Should we care about which is hit worse, newspapers or magazines?

3)   What about ‘Twittification’ or ‘textification’ of journalism & communications in general? Are feature articles dead?

4)  Should content format matter? Are multiple platforms (print, online, video, socmed) the answer or is that too costly?

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for 9 August chat on whether “print is dead.”

The next chat is on Thursday, 16 August, but the topic is still TBD, either video-related or about crisis comms.

**  Chat schedule and topics for August 2012

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

July 2012 chat update: we’re back, honest!

Because of host/organizer travel schedules and various other crises, we’re limping along a little bit with the chat, but never fear….it’s time to get back on the horse.

There are some great guest hosts and topics lining up for August, and for the last chat in July (Thursday, July 26, 1130am – 1230pm CST as usual) we’re going to talk about “building a better blog.”

Strategy, content, SEO and why a blog is – hands down – your most powerful online publishing and social media channel.

Please follow @AWCchat on Twitter, tweet us any other topic ideas you have and 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 5 Jan 2012 #AWCchat: paid speaking

Thanks to everyone who participated in our fifth #AWCChat on Twitter.

There were four questions for discussion during this chat:

1)   Let’s say you have an offer to speak for 1 hour at a conference, for pay. What do you charge?

2)   When is it good business to speak for free, or for pay that’s way below your usual rate?

3)   Event organizers will want a bio, head shot photo and title/description of your presentation. What tips do you have for each to shine?

4)   Does speaking really convert into actual sales of your products or services? Or does it just bring more speaking gigs?

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for 5 Jan chat on becoming a pro speaker.  This edition is stuffed with extra resource links about speaking, too.

The next #AWCChat is scheduled for 12 January 2012.   Topic:   Writing for the Web: Why Bullets, Lists and Top 10s Aren’t Crummy “Communications Lite”

**  Chat schedule and topics for January 2012

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

Chat topics, dates and times for January 2012

We’re excited to start our second month 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 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 of Outspoken Media.

Here’s the plan:

Schedule/Topics January 2012

  • Thursday, January 5  –  How to Kick-Start Your Career as a Pro Speaker
  • Thursday, January 12  –  Writing for the Web: Why Bullets, Lists and Top 10s Aren’t Crummy “Communications Lite”
  • Thursday, January 19  –  UPDATE:  Patti DeNucci has to wait until February to guest host, but web accessibility expert Glenda Watson Hyatt kindly agreed to step in to show us how online content can (and should!) be accessible for the disabled.  Start here to learn about web accessibility and then go here to learn about the Left Thumb Blogger, our new host.
  • (confirmed!) How to Take the Anxiety Out of Networking for Business with guest host Patti DeNucci – @PattiDeNucci – author of The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business
  • Thursday, January 26  –  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly in Making the Leap to Freelance Communicator (leading into our annual AWC Freelance February 2012 webinar series that launches on Feb 7 with Liz Carmack‘s “10 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs”)

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

Thanks very much for your support of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) community – let’s kick off the new year with some fab professional development!

Summary transcript for 22 Dec 2011 #AWCchat: events and meetings

Thanks to everyone who participated in our third #AWCChat on Twitter.

There were four questions for discussion during this chat:

1)  What’s your best tip for building event buzz when it’s so hard these days to rise above the noise?

2)  Many use sponsorships to support events/meetings. How do you “sell” the worth of an event to sponsors? (this question resulted in LOTS of helpful ideas during the chat.)

3)  Many use Facebook & Twitter for event comms. What other social media tools are overlooked but effective?

4)  We’re seeing annual festivals & meetings w/year-round buzz. What can be done AFTER an event to help w/that?

**  On Chirpstory – the summary transcript for 22 Dec chat on communications for meetings and special events.

The next #AWCChat is scheduled for 29 December 2011.  Topic:  Video: Getting Started, and Getting Better at Visual Communication.

**  Chat schedule and topics for December 2011 (and the January 2012 schedule is going up very soon.)

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

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