Social Media Roundup: Live Tweeting Done Right

Live tweeting shouldn't be a free-for-all. Here are some tips to make it a smooth experience at your next industry event. Also: Put your mission front and center during board meetings.

You’re at the event, and you’re furiously tweeting with speakers and exhibitors. But did you brief your staff on the process or instruct them on the proper way to tweet on behalf of your organization?

That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

No Rogue Tweets

Whether you’re flying solo or getting help from your staff, there is much to do and think about when preparing to live tweet your meeting. Social Media Today offers a few tips “to ensure you don’t commit any Twitter faux pas at your next industry event.” Whether you are engaging with event attendees or sharing event news, make sure you brief your staff (and give yourself a refresher) on the most effective live-tweeting practices.  (ht @MatrixGroup)

The Board Room

At your next board meeting, be prepared for anything. Ask yourself why each board member is there, and why he or she joined your board in the first place. Most important, don’t forget to highlight your organization’s mission and vision. Joe Garecht, of The Fundraising Authority, says board members should be able to connect to your association’s purpose. He recommends you put your mission front and center. What methods do you use to keep your board members invested and interested in your organization’s activity? (ht @votenet)

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Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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