Continuing education is vital for event planning careers. Twitter is a valuable tool for reaching out and networking with other meeting professionals. Our industry is very fortunate to have access to so many event management professionals via social media.
Twitter Hashtags, Like Eventprofs, Are a Great Way to Sort through Valuable Information
Part of my work day involves social media engagement. With Twitter, I look at the information from my colleagues that I follow. In addition to following like-minded professionals, Twitter hashtags (#) are another great way of sorting through information to find what you’re looking for. Believe it or not you’ll soon be able to filter out the unnecessary noise and focus on information that you can actually use in your own business.
Some of the Top Tweets from Eventprofs
@eventleaders shares a poll which indicated that 67% of event professionals ask for smaller packages from their suppliers. The link takes us to the Event Leadership Institute site where you can watch a preview of a course outline titled “should you offer a light version of your business?”. A very good question and one that should spark some conversation amongst event professionals.
From @williamevents, a blog about event space and how you can make the venue or conference environment a learning one. This blog post provides a great overview of the role of the venue and how it impacts meetings and events.
@MPIGCC shares in MPI blog with us which asks if our job makes the world a better place. In the blog we learned that, unfortunately, meeting and event professionals were not on the list of jobs. But, the author, Jason Hensel decided to take action and conduct his own poll on Facebook. Great job of bringing this topic to our attention. And certainly something to strive towards.
And from @GreenMeetings we learn that GMIC has launched a certificate in sustainable event planning program. As education is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts here at MasterTheevent.com, we’ll be very interested to see how this certification program unfolds. Kudos and well done.
Twitter is a great way of networking with industry colleagues. If you are looking for event planning tips and information on how you can better your career, social media can be a valuable tool. Find colleagues that share your passion and start to follow them. Chances are they’ll follow you back and you can begin a conversation and share ideas. And while you’re at it why not follow MasterTheEvent.com on Twitter (we’ll follow you back).