Title: How to Live-Tweet Events
Instructor: Ian Lamont, Founder, i30 Media
Practical approaches to using Twitter to cover live events and breaking news
When news is breaking or an important event is unfolding, people turn to Twitter for authoritative, trusted voices and real-time information and insights. In this session, content creators of all stripes will learn how to use Twitter to provide effective live coverage of news, sports, conferences, and other events.
For journalists, Twitter offers an opportunity to highlight information and points of view that might otherwise be excluded from regular news coverage. Twitter can also help users raise the profile of their live events, engage with their audiences, and/or strengthen their brand.
The presentation will feature numerous examples and explore tools and time-saving techniques that help users maximize output and audience engagement.
What you’ll learn from this training:
- Types of events suitable for live-tweeting
- Preparing for an event
- Collaborative live coverage and tips & tricks
- Marketing via Twitter, newsletters, websites, hashtags, etc.
- Presentation deck
Who should take this training:
- Reporters interested in leveraging Twitter to cover live events
- Editors seeking a way to augment their regular coverage with live-tweeting
- Anyone who wants to leverage live events to engage with audiences, participants, and observers
Date and Time: July 27, 2016 at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT
Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Free registration for BigMarker is required.
About the Instructor:
Ian Lamont is an award-winning business and technology journalist and the founder of i30 Media Corporation. He has written for more than a dozen online and print publications and has also served as the managing editor of The Industry Standard. His writing and editorial work has garnered industry awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Lamont is the author of several In 30 Minutes guides, including Twitter In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.