Twitter isn’t just a fun way to keep in touch with friends and follow your favorite celebrities; it’s also an incredibly valuable tool for marketing, branding, customer service, and business education. These days, few big businesses operate without a Twitter presence, and more and more business gurus, CEOs, and teachers are flocking to the site to share their expertise and inspiration with young professionals like yourself. One of the best ways to connect with these experts and other businesspeople is through Twitter chats, which are often held weekly and cover a wide range of topics. Whether you’re new to Twitter chats or just want to expand your horizons, here are some of the best business-related Twitter chats in which you can participate. (Note: all times Eastern.)
Find great advice and inspiration in these business chats.
This chat touches on a wide range of topics, including social media, marketing, advertising, technology, and PR. As such, it’s a great starting place for learning about these topics and others, and because it’s an ongoing chat you can chime in at any time.
If you’re hoping to be your own boss someday, it’s never too soon to start learning about issues that impact small businesses. Held on Wednesdays, this chat will help you learn the ins and outs of everything from marketing to money management.
Tuesdays at 9 p.m., business students should head to Twitter to take part in this chat focusing on customer service and experience. After all, customers are what will ultimately make any business venture successful, so learning to manage their needs is key.
Hosted by @JasonBreed and @marc_meyer, this noontime chat on Tuesdays is the perfect place to learn about being a leader in using social media. Don’t have time to meet up? Check out their huge archive of chats.
LinkedIn can be a great resource for finding work and growing a business, but you may not know how to take advantage of all the features it has to offer. Take part in this chat to get in the know about all the best LinkedIn tips and tricks.
This chat brings together professionals from journalism, blogging, and PR to talk about a wide range of issues. It has the cool distinction of being one of the first Twitter chats ever, so it’s a must for those just getting into using Twitter to chat.
MARKETING AND PR
Learn how to promote your business, ideas, or even yourself through these helpful weekly chats.
Are you under 30? Are you a professional (or soon to be)? Then this chat is for you. Hosted by @DavidSpinks, @CubanaLAF, and @sjhalestorm this chat offers some helpful info on breaking into the professional world.
Even the best leaders always have room for improvement, and that’s part of what makes this Tuesday night chat so great. Follow along to learn lessons from business professionals, community leaders, or even Army Rangers.
Focusing on talent and culture, this chat will help you to refine a wide range of professional areas, from recruiting to leadership development, with a little social media and career coaching thrown in for good measure.
As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to have organizational, time management, and productivity skills in spades. Every fourth Wednesday, this chat offers up tips and tools for better managing your business and your life.
Young entrepreneurs should check out this weekly Friday chat. They can hear from marketing professors on a wide range of issues and, even better, head to conferences, seminars, and events through the hosts as well.