12 Most Invigorating Twitter Chats for Go-Getters
When you need a kick-in-the-butt to get moving toward your business or life goals, nothing hits the spot like a Twitter chat. These simple interactive conversations driven by Twitter hashtags are one of the quickest ways to kickstart your creativity, discover new resources, and make valuable new connections.
Pencil these twelve chats into your calendar and dive in for a regular dose of inspiration and motivation at the click of a mouse.
1. #MyBookClub — 1st Mondays at 8 pm ET
Hosted by Founders, Peg Fitzpatrick and Paul Biedermann — #MyBookClub is a monthly live Twitter interview and chat with non-fiction business and media authors with lots of reader participation. You can join in the conversation whether you’ve read the book or not! Check out upcoming guests: April 1st, Chris Brogan and Julian Smith; and on May 6th, Mack Collier.
2. #sheNOWchat — Mondays at 10 pm ET
Hosted by sheNOW.org, a community of women who believe in pursuing their careers and dreams, having adventures, and living their own lives first (before settling into marriage). Join the chat (not just for women!) to discuss life and career topics, and meet special guests.
3. #bootstrapCHAT — 1st Wednesdays at 2 pm ET
Krystina and Jules of Kickstart Kitchen host this thought-provoking and action-inspiring chat each month for female entrepreneurs and small business owners at any level. Join next month, March 6th, to talk about Sealing the Deal with Confidence — feel more comfortable when you’re selling. I never leave #bootstrapCHAT without a few new connections and a mind racing with ideas for advancing my business!
4. #DIYwriteCHAT — 1st Tuesdays at 10pm ET
I (@danasitar) host this chat of the DIY Writing community. DIY Writers come together once a month to connect and discuss where we’re at on our writing paths, where we want to be, and how to get there. Join us Tuesday, March 5th to talk about how you’re doing on your 2013 goals and resolutions and what you need to keep moving forward.
5. #BlogChat — Sundays at 9 pm ET
From business blogging to personal blogging, this chat hosted by social media guru, Mack Collier (and frequent guests), is one of the most popular places in the blogosphere on Sunday nights, reaching 2.4 million people weekly! Join in to discuss a different topic each week, connect with new and seasoned bloggers, and learn some great actionable tips about the topic.
6. #CareerChat — Tuesdays at 1 pm ET
Discuss career issues with motivational speaker and career coach, Amanda Guralski. Watch for weekly topics — join in to connect with other career-minded go-getters and find helpful resources to kick your career or job search into high gear!
Hosted by Viveka vonRosen and Steve Cassady, this topical chat covers anything you want to know or say about LinkedIn. Bring your questions, complaints, comments, ideas, and tips about using the professional social network! Learn from the hosts and/or share your own expertise.
8. #GetRealChat — Tuesdays at 9 pm ET
Hosted by Pam Moore, a Forbes ‘Top 10 Social Media Influencer,’ this chat focuses on the power of social relationships and being real in business and life. Join to “get real on social business, marketing, media, leadership, ROI, relationships, and life!”
9. #Innochat — Thursdays 12 pm ET
Join to discuss the what and how of innovation with hosts Renee Hopkins and Gwen Ishmael. Join this group of thinkers and leaders to share and spread ideas, opinions, and experiences and what drives innovation.
Join hosts, Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff, weekly to connect with other thought-leaders — find resources and tips on being an effective leader in business and life.
11. #ProdChat — Wednesdays at 8 pm ET
Serial entrepreneur and self-named productivity geek, Ray Sidney-Smith, hosts this weekly chat about personal productivity with frequent special guests. Keep an eye out for weekly topics and follow along with the Q&A format to share tips and learn how to be more productive in business and life.
12. #SmallBizChat — Wednesdays at 8 pm ET
Small Biz Lady, Melinda Emerson, curates this vital community to discuss the challenges that small business owners face in these difficult economic times. The chat and website provide “a venue for entrepreneurs who are looking for easy-to-implement, practical strategies to advance their business goals.”
A quick hashtag search or Twitter or TweetChat.com will let you see recent posts for any of these chats. Poke around a little before joining to get a feel for the chat, and pop in a few minutes early to say hello and introduce yourself to the chat’s host to ensure you’re not lost in the mix!
Have you joined any Twitter chats that you’d recommend for fellow go-getters?
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