My Community Manager has been hosting the Community Manager Hangout on Google+ since January 24, 2012. While many people said “good luck with that” we’ve never been afraid to push the envelope and try new things. We did it with the Community Manager UNconfernce, we did it with embracing all types of community managers, and we are doing it again this Friday!
Our Community Manager Hangout on Friday will field questions and foster a conversation on Twitter while our panel of community managers on Google+ will answer and respond. Seem chaotic? It may be. Are we nervous? Never. It’s core to our mission of including as many people as we can and being a resource for community managers, those wanting to become community managers and companies needing community managers.
How will it work? Tim McDonald, founder of My Community Manager, will moderate the panel of community managers on the Google+ Hangout by scanning Twitter and following the hashtag #cmgrhangout. If you have a question, you can post it on Twitter starting 30 minutes before the hangout begins at 2pm EDT on Friday and continue the conversation until it ends at 3pm EDT.
This week, we will have a selection of community managers from different fields and types of organizations to allow a broad range of opinions and experiences to be shared.
What do you think? Have you seen anyone else try a hangout and Twitter chat at the same time? We’d love to get some tips from them if they have!
Interested in being part of the panel?
This hangout has already occurred or is too close to starting. Come watch on G+ or follow #cmgrhangout on Twitter.
Panel will consist of:
Brandie McCallum, Community Manager at Sensei and Internet Media Labs
Suzanne Marlatt, Community Manager at Edelman Digital
Rosemary O’Neill, CEO/Community Manager at Social Strata, Inc.
Ryan Olsen, Community Manager at Toy Studio Games
Lesley Lykins, Community Manager at Customer Experience Professionals Association
Courtney Seiter, Community Manager at Raven Internet Marketing Tools
Want to help monitor the #cmgrhangout on Twitter with us? Leave a comment below and we’ll get in touch with you. Think we’re crazy? You can tell us that too!