Twitter chats have become one of my favorite forms of networking for 3 reasons.
As a born introvert, sometimes it's just nice to get to meet people without all of the barriers that come into play at a traditional networking event.
Technology has made it possible to have great conversations, develop relationships, and build lasting support groups without even leaving the house. You still have to put the work in, but the progress can happen so much faster.
Here's how Twitter chats work, at least for me.
Building relationships can actually happen more quickly online than in real life because they are no boundaries as far as time, no cancelations due to travel concerns, and you can talk off and on throughout the day rather than having to make an appointment.
Embracing digital networking is about building relationships and maintaining them. And since you have nearly 24/7 access to your network, opportunities to connect are virtually endless.
Looking for a Twitter chat to join in on? Here's a great article from Buffer on the ins and outs of Twitter chats with resources for finding chats to join.