If there’s one good thing that came out of the 2016 election season, it’s that Twitter, as far as social media platforms go, is hotter than ever. I know you know the basics: the retweet, the favorite, the reply, etc. But do you know how to navigate a live Twitter Chat?

What’s a Twitter Chat, you ask?

At its core, it is a group of like-minded individuals coming together — on Twitter — using a specific hashtag at a set time and date, responding to a moderator’s questions, sharing thoughts and getting inspired about a certain subject.

Think of it as a book club, but with a topic instead of a book and with tweets instead of face-to-face conversations.

Why participate in a Twitter Chat?

First and foremost, participating gives you a chance to express your voice and thoughts to an audience of like-minded individuals. Second, you will learn something — or be reignited by something — you already knew. Third, being active in a Twitter Chat will expand your contacts within your industry (aka more followers). There’s nothing to lose!

Need a starting point?

You’ve come to the right place. @Creative_Circle just celebrated the anniversary of our Twitter Chat called #LiveCreativeChat. Recent chats have been on Summer Activities that Fuel Your Creativity and Portfolio 101: The Basics. Participate, expand your circle and gather tips on what it takes to run a Twitter Chat for a year. Oh, and don’t forget to use #LiveCreativeChat in your tweets!


Connor is a Creative Circle intern and college senior. Based in New York, Connor is working toward a public relations and advertising major with a minor in real estate and a dream of starting his own travel company. Outside of the classroom, he can be found trying out new restaurants or checking out a current art exhibit.