#ClotChat Town Hall 101
If you haven’t joined a #ClotChat before, here is a simple guide on how to participate.
#ClotChat is the largest digital conversation on blood clots and is an opportunity for everyone to come together to discuss blood clot awareness. Participating in #ClotChat is a great way to engage with others, gain knowledge and expand your network – all while raising awareness and working together to save lives.
Here are the steps to participate in the World Thrombosis Day #ClotChat Town Hall:
- Mark your calendar for the World Thrombosis Day Twitter Town Hall
October 13, 2023
12:00 p.m. (US-EST) / 6 p.m. (CEST)
Topic: Examining the Impact of Thrombosis Awareness Over the Last Decade
Add #ClotChat to Your Calendar
- Follow our media moderator Everyday Health, along with World Thrombosis Day, C. Michael Gibson and our supporter Penumbra Inc to ensure that you can follow the questions during the chat.
- Review the questions and prepare your answers.
This year, #ClotChat will take a look back at all the thrombosis awareness landscape for the last decade. We encourage you to share your experiences, events and learnings from the last ten years of raising awareness of thrombosis – both arterial (heart attack and stroke) and venous. Review the questions prior to the Town Hall and prepare your answers.
- Find #ClotChat on X, formerly known as Twitter
When it is time to join the chat, log on to X, formerly Twitter, and search for the hashtag: #ClotChat. Follow along with the “Latest” tab.
- Alert your followers (optional)
It is always polite to let your followers know that you will be attending a Twitter Chat and there will be a high volume of tweets coming out. A simple tweet like below will work:
Going to see an influx of tweets today from #ClotChat as I join the #WTDay23 Twitter Town Hall. Feel free to join me!
- Introduce yourself:
As the chat begins, send out a tweet introducing yourself to the participants. Include the chat hashtag in your tweet so that others can easily find and engage with your messages. Use this opportunity to share a brief bio, mention your interests, or highlight your expertise related to the chat topic.
- Engage in the conversation:
Pay attention to the hashtag #ClotChat and respond to the questions posed by the media moderator (@EverydayHealth). They will post questions using the format: Q1, Q2, Q3.
In responding, use A1, A2, A3 followed by your answer. Please use the hashtags #ClotChat and #WTDay23 when responding. The number one rule for #ClotChat is to use the hashtags!
- Like and retweet answers to engage with other participants:
Interact with other participants by liking, replying and retweeting their tweets. Engage in meaningful conversations, ask follow-up questions, and offer insights or opinions. Tag specific participants in your replies to address them directly or seek their input.
- Final step:
After #ClotChat concludes, take a moment to reflect on the discussions and interactions. Engage further with the community by continuing conversations or sharing relevant content.