Tweetchat is a pre-arranged chat room, run by Twitter, that links users together in a virtual conversation through the use of a defined hashtag. After searching through the large amount of topics offered by Twitter users, I found a group called SoloPR, which is a chat created specifically for independent PR and MarCom pros - and those who’d like to be.
Although I didn’t exactly speak with Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian or any Hollywood celebrity, I was able to speak directly to experienced professionals in my career field who openly gave advice to help me succeed after graduation; to me, these are the ‘real’ celebrities.
From the comfort of my own home, we openly discussed how to design press kits, provide effective pitches to clients and efficiently maintain an active blog. To my benefit, I quickly discovered that many professionals were eager to give the insight and tips they used to become successful.
For me, the most resourceful part of Tweetchat is the fact that everyone can contribute. It gives users the opportunity to pick and choose which information is valuable, similar to using best practices within an organization. It allows participants the opportunity to see how other public relations professionals create success, and lets them apply it to their own careers.
I can’t stress enough how valuable a tool like Tweetchat can be, and I think anyone who values their career can always learn something from others. If you would like to read more about the information they shared, feel free to read the transcript.