10 steps to hosting a successful digital chat

10 steps to hosting a successful digital chat

Friday, 9th of September

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!

  1. 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.
  2. Host the chat as you would a meeting, introduce yourself and suggest your moderators also do the same.
  3. Set expectations; confirm what the chat is about and how long you have.
  4. Remember you can share links to your website but also use the opportunity to bring the answers of the questions to life.
  5. 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).
  6. If you have lots of questions, send out a broadcast message that you’re working your way through the messages but keep them coming!
  7. Remind people you’ll be in touch after the chat via email and will send them a transcript of the event.
  8. Give people ten minute warning towards the end to think of their final questions.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.

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