#socialstudiochat: 6/16 — Take the Leap of Faith

We are so so excited to host our first Twitter chat next Tuesday the 16th! For those of you who don't know, social studio shop began by taking a huge leap of faith. Tired of the 9-5 structure of the corporate world (amongst other things), our founder decided to say goodbye to corporate life and hasn't looked back since! Read more about her story here. The topic of our Twitter Chat will be centered around just that — Taking the Leap of Faith!

On Tuesday, June 16 from 6:00-7:00pm PST we're calling all bloggers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to join us in the discussion of taking the next step. Whatever that next step may be, we want to hear about what inspired you, your experiences, fears, and any questions you may have. If you have journeyed down your own path or are thinking about stepping out on your own, we'd love to hear from you!

Ultimately our goal is to leave you feeling inspired and empowered to take bold steps and have the courage to dive into uncertain waters. As an added bonus, we'll also be giving away a Starbucks gift card to one encouraging attendee!

What We Want to Know

We'll be asking a series of questions to help guide our discussion:

  1. What inspired you to take a leap of faith? If you haven't made the jump just yet, what path do you see yourself on?
  2. Who do you look up to as a role model?
  3. Did you/do you have support along the way? Who encouraged your journey?
  4. What do you think is the greatest benefit of doing what you love on your own terms?(nonconforming to the corporate world, defying societal pressures, etc.)
  5. What obstacles have you had to overcome?
  6. What advice would you give to others who are considering taking a leap of faith?

How to Participate

For those of you wanting to attend and are new to the Twitter world — no stress! We're here to help! If you'd like to learn more about what a Twitter chat is and the many benefits for attending one, click here.

For the spark notes version, here's how it works...

Twitter chats are a real-time virtual meeting that users can attend simply by following along with the chat hashtag #socialstudiochat. As we mentioned, we'll be sending out questions through out the chat to guide our discussion. The feed will look similar to this...

We recommend two helpful platforms which will let you easily follow along with the chat. Twubs and Twitter.com. When you sign up for Twubs, (it's free) you'll be able to follow along and interact with everyone else involved in the chat. This Twitter chat management tool takes everyones' tweets (with the assigned hashtag) and places them all in one place! We are huge fans of Twubs because it allows you to follow the discussion in real-time and separates the hosts tweets from the participants, so no matter when you join it will be super easy to follow and engage in the conversation.

Remember: be sure to use the hashtag "#socialstudiochat" when you tweet and you will be included in the discussion!

We also like to keep a Twitter.com window open to ensure that we are seeing all the most-recent tweets coming in. This is especially helpful when other users mention you and you want to make sure you see their Tweet.

Extra tip: make sure you click on the "Live" tab to view the most-recent Tweets.

We can't wait to hear about all of your journeys next Tuesday!