<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1189527557777502&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

MC Talks
The MemberClicks Blog

Takeaways from #MCLIVE18

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18

If you follow us on social media, you likely know about the conference we just held in Indianapolis - MC LIVE! (If you don’t follow us on social media, well...you should! All the links are at the bottom of this page.)

That said, at MC LIVE!, there were a number of breakout sessions covering a variety of industry-related topics: how to work with a difficult board (yeah, we’ve all been there), how to improve the member experience, how to more effectively manage your organization’s data - all that good stuff.

Now as you can imagine, we left with pages and pages (and pages and pages) of notes, but if we were to pull only a few key takeaways, they’d be as follows:

Continue Reading...

 

6 Tips for Live-Tweeting Your Event

Posted by Callie Walker

Live-Tweeting

So you’re planning on live-tweeting your event. Great! This is the perfect opportunity to engage your followers and attendees. 

To help you prepare, we’ve put together an essential guide to live-tweeting your organization’s event. Take a look!

1. Alert your followers

If you’re going to be live-tweeting an event, it’s good Twitter etiquette to alert your followers ahead of time. This will let your interested followers know when to pay attention and give your non-interested followers a heads up. 

2. Use the event hashtag

Your event hashtag is vital to your live-tweeting efforts, so be sure to use it in every single tweet. When faced with the choice of cutting the hashtag or shortening the tweet, always, always, always shorten the tweet. 

3. Make yourself aware of unofficial hashtags

Sometimes people will tweet using their own hashtag instead of using the official event hashtag. Keep an eye out for those hashtag streams so that you can engage with those followers as well. 

4. Use attribution

Whenever possible, use the speaker’s Twitter handle to attribute a statement to them. This will make it easy for your followers to identify who’s speaking and, more importantly, reduce the risk of people taking an idea or statement out of context. 

5. Include rich media

People respond better to tweets with rich media (photos, videos, GIFs, etc.). In fact, tweets with images are 94 percent more likely to be retweeted than plain text tweets. That being said, try tweeting a few images and/or videos to spice things up. 

6. Respond to questions and comments

If people are actively engaged with your live-tweeting (i.e. asking questions or making comments), try to respond to them as much as possible. Sure, you’re not going to be able to respond to everybody, but the simple act of acknowledgement is enough to keep your audience engaged. 

Looking for other event planning tips and tricks? Download our free event planning guide guide below!

New Call-to-action

Topics: association management, event planning, member engagement, Small Staff Chatter

Get MC Talks in your inbox!  Click here to subscribe to our blog updates through email. Subscribe!

Take the pain out of planning an event!  Check out our guide "8 Simple Steps to Event Planning Success." Download Now!

Follow Us