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Recap of May’s Women Grow Business Chat With Public Speaking Expert Coach Jill Foster

Last Monday marked the second week of the month, which is our monthly community chat.

This May we were honored to have Jill Foster, owner of Live Your Talk, and the founder of Women Grow Business back with us again to lead the discussion on the chat topic whose popularity is second only to the State of Women-Owned Businesses – public speaking.

Jill’s unique slant for us this time was a critical skill many small business people find themselves lacking in – storytelling. The idea was to learn to have your stories for public speaking ready before the opportunities to speak even come along, so you and your team can always be ready to take advantage of them.

Judging by her most retweeted answers, the message was well received: the two most popular tweets were her answers to questions about how to quickly come up with content for speeches.

The second one even came with a cheat-sheet style post and some video:


Missed the Chat? No Worries! The Day is Saved, Thanks to….

The kind folks at Internet Media Labs.

In light of the news that changes at Twitter could change the way we access Twitter chats, it was also our first test of the Beta tool oneQube Smart Stream, which is poised to replace both TweetChat and Tweetgrid.

As such, our wrap-up will be a bit different today as their General Manager of Social Marketing and recent Women Grow Business guest expert, Amy Vernon, was kind enough to provide us with an online hashtag report on our #wgbiz hashtag activity, using the full oneQube suite.

Our 416 tweets reached potentially 1,70,000 people with 5.3 million impressions via 112 participants. It was one of the liveliest chats we’ve had in our history, which is traced back to both how popular Jill Foster’s guest chats always are, as well as the additional exposure from announcing the chat on

You can view the chat online by clicking through to the oneQube report, which shows our most active participants, topics, demographics, popular tweets, the transcript of tweets, and links to community profiles. There’s no way to export the data yet, but it seems to print out as a PDF fairly well.

Attend the Next Women Grow Business Twitter Chat

Our next chat is June 10th – stay tuned for details on our next guest expert.

Every second Monday of the month at noon, the Women Grow Business community has a Twitter chat. We usually have a guest expert, announced on our blog prior to the chat. You can subscribe to our blog, our Facebook or Twitter page using the links in the upper right corner of the page, to get the announcement of our next guest delivered to you.

To be reminded when the chat is approaching, whether it’s on Twitter or Google+, sign up for free on our Eventbrite page.

How do you follow The #WgBiz Twitter chats?

  1. Log into Twitter, oneQube SmartStreamTweetdeck, TweetchatTweetgrid, or any other Twitter tool that lets you isolate a hashtag.
  2. Follow our Twitter hashtag #wgbiz.
  3. Arrive as early as 11:45 a.m. to introduce yourself, send us a link to your site, and share your latest project, as well as to meet the other chatters.
  4. Make sure you’re following the host, in this case me (@wgbiz is the official channel, while @Tinu is my personal handle), and featured guest(s). This way, you can easily follow the conversation, send questions during the chat, or follow up  later.
  5. Have fun! :) Our free twitter chats are meant to be educational, sure, but also lighter fare than a teleconference or webinar.



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