1. Don’t be afraid to ask a question. The rooms I have been in are there to answer questions, pour advice into you and help you. It’s a place to get information for free that normally would cost you. In most cases, it’s a very supportive environment.
  2. State your question right off. So many fail at this simple request. Don’t launch into a speech and background, just ask, and if the moderators need more info they will inquire. When responding, try to be brief with your answers.
  3. Follow up questions are okay but limit them to one and make it relevant to the topic at hand so you are respectful that others have questions too.
  4. Be brief when dispensing advice. I have seen moderators who LOVE to talk just to hear themselves and while they are giving good advice, they repeat things or drag it out just to hold the mic longer. Don’t be that person.
  5. Be courteous, mind your manners, and don’t pitch unless it’s specifically a pitch room.
  6. Put information in your bio because many rooms will not give you the mic if you don’t due to fear of you being a troll. Be sure to include your IG handle and if you don’t have one, get one. Read up on how to have a stronger bio.
  7. Back channel longer chats. Many will offer to connect with you on the back channel (not the one on Clubhouse which is horrible because you can’t delete) on IG. Take that advice and let those people serve you in a better capacity.
  8. Give as much as you get. Offer advice that you have and be willing to give back to others as has been given to you. It’s all about networking.
  9. Reduce noise. When you open your mic (and be careful to know you have one) make sure you can be heard clearly by reducing distractions in the background.
  10. Learn the basic heirarchy of the platform and how to operate in it. There’s tons of info on google.
About the Author Lewis Chaney

A TEDx Alumnus with over 25 years in TV broadcasting, advertising, and filmmaking, Lewis D. Chaney has mastered the art of getting to the damn point.

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Most companies are wasting an enormous amount of TIME & MONEY on employees with poor communication skills.

Get To The Damn Point teaches your employees how to SAY LESS and BE HEARD MORE - meaning higher meeting ROI, empowered employees, and stronger salespeople.

Lewis D Chaney of GET TO THE DAMN POINT speaks at TEDx Evansville