A #CommChat Primer

ByMichael Ambjorn

A #CommChat Primer

If you’re new to #CommChat, IABC’s weekly online get together on Twitter, then here’s a quick run-down of how it works in practice.

Before

Get #CommChat into your calendar – helps you make sure you don’t miss it. That hour can flash by like a lightning in a busy week.

It runs every week on Wednesday at 9am San Francisco time (GMT-7). Not sure what that time is where you are? Just type 9am San Francisco in <your city> as a Google search and voilà.

Then, on the day, tune in a minute or two before it all kicks off on the hour: #CommChat.

During

During the session 4-5 questions will usually be shared by the moderator (Q1, Q2, Q3 etc.) – and usually it kicks off with an informal icebreaker.

As an illustration – here’s the 4th question from a recent #CommChat:

When you see a question pop up – think about answers that can help other professionals. You may want to draw on the Global Standard and the Career Roadmap, or perhaps the Code of Ethics. Or perhaps you’ve seen an article in CW or elsewhere that is relevant and might be useful to others.

Either way, get your thoughts out there. And don’t forget to indicate which question you’re answering by adding the answer number (A1, A2, A3 etc.) – and the #CommChat hashtag:

As you see other responses that you like / agree with / want to add to – go ahead and Image result for twitter heart emoji – and RT etc. And maybe take the opportunity to follow some new interesting people too.

After

Look out for the round-up shared @IABC!

See you Wednesday…

Looking forward to sharing and learning with you – and thanks for all you do to #createconnection – and help advance the profession.

About the author

Michael Ambjorn administrator

Michael is a past chair of the International Association of Business Communicators. He is also founder of Align Your Org where – with a participation-centric approach – he and his colleagues enable effective strategic planning, communication – and clarity of execution. He has held leadership roles at IBM, Motorola and the 260–year–old Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. A consummate connector, speaker, facilitator - and mentor - he is also active in a number of further networks. You can follow him @michaelambjorn

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