Yep, I said it, Twitter Chat.
What exactly is a Twitter Chat? Claire, fellow team member and mind behind Embergrass Jewelry wrote a great post you should read. But the short answer is a Twitter chat is when a bunch of people come together at the same time on Twitter and have a group conversation that's marked by the use of a common hashtag phrase. In this case we're thinking #SFEtsy or #SFEchat. They generally happen either once a week or once a month.
What this means more specifically to the team is that once a week (most likely) there will be a set time when you can join in to get advice and feedback from your local team members and maybe an expert or two on topics like using twitter, networking, building sales, advertising, etc. Basically all sorts of business advice and experience will be shared and you can follow along or join in the conversation just by using the hashtag.
Not only are Twitter chats a great way to get various solutions to problems, but they are great for networking. I'm convinced that my recent participation in various chats is one of the main factors in gaining close to 100 new followers in just 2 months. And these aren't just random followers, these are people that I've connected with and want to continue the relationship.
Claire put together a survey to find out how much interest there is and what times are most convenient for people. If you haven't filled it out, please do.
So Lisa (@tickleandsmash), Claire (@embergrass), and I (@lightboxsf) are putting our heads together to make this happen, but this is for your benefit as a team so please send us questions, suggest topics, and voice concerns. We welcome any and all ideas and will be sure to keep you updated on the when, where and how as soon we've nailed it down.
Genevieve not only writes The Savvy Entrepreneur she is the Co-Founder of Lightbox SF where she empowers creatives to take over the world. Check out the blog or how to work with her.
If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Katy or Steph about joining SFEtsy!