The intersection of sports and social media has been an ever increasing way for young career-minded individuals to interact with leading professionals in the industry. Twitter Chats covering sports business, sports media, public relations, and other related topics have become extremely popular across the social media network.
If you don’t already have a Twitter account, now might be the time to create one if you aspire to expand your network as well as your sports knowledge. ESPN’s sports business reporter, Kristi Dosh, does a nice job of elaborating on the importance of participating in weekly Twitter Chats in her blog, SportsBizMiss.com.
A graduate from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, Dosh explains that a Twitter Chat is arguably the easiest way to network with sports professionals. No need to fly to a sports career conference or try to grab a five-minute talk with that C-level executive.
Whether you respond to each set of questions from the moderator or just soak in some sports knowledge for an hour, Twitter Chats are definitely a great resource for sports-minded people.
Schedule of Sports-Related Twitter Chats
When you’re interning, don’t miss opp to tell people what you want to do in the future. They can’t help if they don’t know!
— Kristi Dosh (@SportsBizMiss) August 7, 2012
Q3b: be prepare to answer every question you think they will ask. Make it a presentation using facts/statistics/examples.
— Jessa Olson (@jessaolson) August 8, 2012
A3: When it comes to websites & social media, I’m a firm believer you should have smallest # of admins / webmasters possible.
— Jessica Smith (@WarJessEagle) August 8, 2012
Thursdays, 9:00pm EST (sports and social media). Hosted by Tariq Ahmad.
A3 too restrictive. Missed opp for fan engagement. Sounds like Bengals making excuse to keep players off Twitter
— Sheri Grossman (@sherigro12) August 3, 2012
A4 It’s a relationship with benefits for both sides. Help the brand to do business.Days of selling just a sign are long gone.
— Jason Rocco (@ThatGuyHugs) August 6, 2012
Tuesdays, 8:00pm EST (sports analytics).
New hashtag! Twitter Chats ever Tuesday at 8 EST on #SAblog. Join us as we talk about how to break into the sports analytics industry.
— SportsAnalyticsBlog (@SAnalyticsBlog) April 10, 2013
Wednesdays, 2:00pm EST (sports information directors discus latest topics in college athletics). Hosted by Jan Stancil.
— Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) May 7, 2013
Do you participate in Tweet Chats? Do you find them helpful? Are we missing any from our list? Let us know in the comments below or send us a tweet to @sportsnetworker