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Summary of Our Women Business Owner Twitter Chat with @NAWBONational and @webdotcom

#wgb TwitterchatThis past Monday, we had a record breaking chat on the state of women owned businesses.

Roseann Duran, the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Web.com and Diane Tomb, President and CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) were our guest experts.

We got a sneak peek at a recent survey conducted jointly by both organizations on women owned businesses  as well as sharing great tips with us.

As an example, when asked how the struggles of women business owners differ from those of male business owners, Diane Tomb shared the following statistic, which rang true with the audience.

Earlier, we asked Roseann Duran for some common mistakes made in networking, especially early on in one’s career. She gave some great advice:

How record-breaking was our “Women Business Owner” chat?

This is, by far, the most successful Twitter chat we’ve ever had in the history of our publication. Each time I think our community couldn’t possibly produce a busier chat session, people who haven’t been around in months show up to participate and support each other.

If we did any better this week, we would have been a trending topic. Because this Twitter chat didn’t just break some of our records.

It broke ALL of the records.

We typically range from 100- 200 participants, producing 300 – 500 tweets, reaching  between 750,000 and one million people, generating about 1.5 to 2 million impressions. Occasionally we break that mold and our numbers are much higher – but not like this.

This time our 301 participants produced 942 tweets, reached 1,928,346 people with 11,401,757 impressions.

You can get a PDF, Excel or print copy of the chat from its archive page on Tweetreach.  As you peruse it, remember to follow other people you remember from past chats. Half the fun of the Twitter chats are the conversations that lead to new friendships.

Attend the Next Women Grow Business Chat, Live

Can we break this last chat’s record? You tell me, at the next one!

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 get an email reminder of when the chat is approaching, you can also sign up for free on our Eventbrite page. I’ve entered the date for all the chats to come, if you’d just like to mark your calendar.

Not sure what to do in a Twitter chat? We’ve got that covered too. By far the easiest way to follow it, if you’re not familiar with Twitter, is to go to our #wgbiz Twitter chat room on Tweetchat at noon on the second Monday of the month.

But participating is even more fun!

How do you follow The #WgBiz Twitter chats?

  1. Log into TwitterTweetchatTweetgridTweetdeck, or any other Twitter tool that lets you isolate a hashtag. You don’t NEED a Twitter account to attend, but it sure is handy for the ability to ask questions.
  2. Follow our Twitter hashtag #wgbiz. (In Twitter you can use the search at the top of the screen, in Tweetchat or Tweetgrid,  you’ll see an area for you to enter the hashtag at the top of the screen – with Tweetchat you don’t even need to log in. In Tweetdeck, you can create a column that searches for that hashtag)
  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 then featured guest(s). This way, you can easily follow the conversation, send questions during the chat, or follow up  later.
  5. Have fun – chat with others, answer questions and participate! :) Our free twitter chats are meant to be educational, sure, but also lighter fare than a teleconference or webinar.

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