10 steps to hosting a successful digital chat
The beauty of hosting a chat is that it is incredibly easy, everyone can log in from their computers, minimal prep is needed and there is no limit to numbers; however, to make sure you do get the most out of it for your company and potential candidates, we have put together a 10-step guide of easy points that will ensure chat success!
- Host the chat when you have a group of engaged young people, who will help create an interesting dialogue and can inspire others in the chat.
- Host the chat as you would a meeting, introduce yourself and suggest your moderators also do the same.
- Set expectations; confirm what the chat is about and how long you have.
- Remember you can share links to your website but also use the opportunity to bring the answers of the questions to life.
- Have some information to share if there is a lull in conversation (you can cut and paste something in from a Word document, for instance, a few paragraphs about what to expect from the assessment process, or some relevant company news).
- If you have lots of questions, send out a broadcast message that you’re working your way through the messages but keep them coming!
- Remind people you’ll be in touch after the chat via email and will send them a transcript of the event.
- Give people ten minute warning towards the end to think of their final questions.
- Ask for feedback – what else would you like to learn next time is there a chat topic we should cover and have you enjoyed this?
- Wrap up and share a call to action – apply online here, join our talent community, follow us on social media.
So there you have it, 10 simple steps to making your chat both memorable and valuable.