Live Events for Online Communities — Ep 5

In this episode, learn about live events for your online community and how it brings everyone closer, giving you the opportunity for a win-win-win.

Episode Highlights:

  • Live events are a great way to bring an online community together. Madalyn talks about how she brought members from her #TwitterSmarter chat together in person at this year’s Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego.

    Madalyn Sklar (far right) hosting an in-person #TwitterSmarter Meet Up at Social Media Marketing World in 2017.

  • Live events can be an important part of building your online community and strengthening membership.
  • When meeting members of your online community for the first time, it’s like meeting an old friend. We have a need for connection. It’s important to have that physical face-to-face contact.
  • Is it okay to hijack or take over a large event and host your community there? Like say SXSW or Social Media Marketing World?
  • The big draw of a great community is having the members connect with each other.
  • Consider how connections can be beneficial and how people fit and mesh with each other. It’s a great way to hit it out of the park, as Kami says.
  • Live events give you the opportunity for a win-win-win in a way that online communities don’t.

Big Give Houston event that took place in August 2017.

  • Events are most successful when you find a need and can fill it with what the community needs or wants. And that’s what Kami did with Social Media Breakfast Houston and Madalyn with the #TwitterSmarter chat and podcast.
  • What if you start something and no one shows up. Madalyn makes a great point with this: The idea is the seed and the roots are the event.
  • The riches are in the niches because when you talk to everyone, you talk to no one.

Links, Tools & Apps Mentioned in this Episode:


Learn more at biggivehouston.org


Your call-to-action for this week is to meet someone locally in one of your online communities. We want you to reach out to someone nearby and have a face-to-face (or Skype) conversation. You can alway use someone in our #CommunitiesThatConvert or #VideoReplyDay community. Take a picture (or screenshot) and tweet it, Facebook it, or Instagram it with our super long hashtag (LOL!), #CommunitiesThatConvert. We’ll be monitoring it and we’ll call you out in a future podcast episode.

Big News!

We are ranked #61 in Greece this week. Woo hoo!

And we have our first two reviews of this podcast. We found out from a service we’re using called Podrover.

A 5 star Podcast that everyone should listen to! by Natasha G.
A MUST listen! by Kirsten Oliphant

How to Reach Kami Huyse:

If you’d like to learn more about Kami, visit her website at www.zoeticamedia.com. You can contact her by email at kami@zoeticmedia.com or tweet to @KamiChat.

How to Reach Madalyn Sklar:

If you’d like to learn more about Madalyn, visit her website at www.madalynsklar.com. You can contact her by email at madalyn@madalynsklar.com or tweet to @MadalynSklar.

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