WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
#ArtistHotline takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Our next one is on September 19.
While you are welcome to tweet off and on throughout the day, we encourage organizations to pick a specific time they will be tweeting that will attract the most relevant audience. For example, many tweet chats are especially busy in the afternoon between 1pm - 4pm. You can participate in the discussion for 30 minutes or 60 minutes (or more!).
Click here to schedule your organization to join the conversation.Step 2: Promote your participation to your community
Promote! Promote! Promote! Let your community know about your upcoming tweet chat. Actively promote the event on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. We highly recommend sharing the details of the tweet chat on your website, blog and/or email newsletter. To boost your promotion, create an invitation image that is easy to share on various online platforms.Step 3: Use a moderator
Assign a moderator to post questions and field answers. A moderator's primary role is leading the online conversation and engaging your Twitter followers.
The moderator will effectively host your chat by helping to maintain the overall flow of the conversation, making sure participants are using the hashtag, and newcomers are welcomed. Each audience interaction deserves acknowledgement - whether it's a direct reply, retweet, or hitting the favorite button!Step 4: Be prepared to share
Tweet chats are fast paced and require a good amount of prep work to ensure a smooth online experience. A week or two before the chat, create a cheat sheet document for your moderator. (We've gathered some key resources to get you started.) You can list commonly asked questions, specific website references, and create images readily available to share. The majority of your tweets should be ad-hoc responses to participants; however, it's helpful to be aware of the different types of questions and interactions you may receive. The goal is to ask lively questions that provide more than a yes/no response and can spark valuable discussions.Step 5: Get started
Once you're ready, sign up for #ArtistHotline and add your voice to the conversation!