UT PRSSA Twitter Chats for Chapter Advice, Tips

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, University of Texas Public Relations Student Society of America (UT PRSSA) encouraged members and Twitter followers to participate in the January Twitter Chat hosted by PRSSA National.

The topic of the monthly PRSSA National Twitter Chat included advice for starting the semester, fundraising ideas and recruitment tips. The UT chapter added to the discussion by sharing ideas for using profit shares with local business to raise money while making connections in the community. Officers also shared information about a new chapter initiative to get members involved with a points system.

[Below: President Rachael Sperling on how the chapter recognized members last semester and introducing a points system to recognize members this semester.]

@rachaelsperling Rachael Sperling: @kbbacher Last semester it was mbrs we noticed went above & beyond, always participated & attended evnts/mtgs. This semstr tryin pnts #PRSSA

@leahspector Leah Rose Spector: @PRSSANational Connect w/local biz thru profit shares. % of all patron purchases could go to our chapter #PRSSA

@PRSSANational PRSSA: “Partnering with restaurants to get percentages for profit is a VERY popular idea tonight – #PRSSA

During the chat, chapter president Rachael Sperling discovered Storify, a social news sharing site. Check out the Storify story she compiled about the chat. You can read a recap of the chat on PRSSA National’s blog.

As public relations pre-professionals we are taught Twitter is an important tool for getting your brand message out to the public, but using it to educate each other on new industry trends and tips is just as beneficial. Plus, it’s just plain fun. We look forward to February’s Twitter Chat!