He Shoots, He Scores, We tweet

Caution, participating in a tweet chat may cause you to lose followers, but at the same time it may increase your credibility and social media skills. I found that a tweet chat is a very resourceful way to learn more about things you are interested, such as career choices. After participating in #SportsPRChat, I noticed that I had opened my mind to different aspects of the social media world. I had to think beyond the athletes and sponsors to the people who help create their public image, the job that I am someday hoping to have.

Being involved with a tweet chat can be very difficult to do. While trying to express your opinion on a question, you also have to consider those of others. A benefit is you can interact with that person almost instantly through the chat and bounce ideas off of one another. It was a rewarding feeling to share a thought during the chat and having other participants respond, retweet or favorite what you had to say.

The feeling was even more rewarding knowing that we were interacting with professionals, people who currently were doing the job that right now we can only dream of. The chat was a learning experience about how to use social media sites, how to utilize them with professionals, athletes and companies, as well as getting your name out there through a professional stand point. Who knew just a few questions could change your perspective about twitter?

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About erikaalane

I am a senior at The Ohio State University where I am a strategic communications major. Upon graduating in December of 2012, I hope to pursue a career in Public Relations. Follow me on twitter @erikaalane
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