How to Host a Twitter Town Hall

GovGirl shows how to take your traditional public meeting up a notch using social media.

by / October 18, 2012 0

Getting attendees to your traditional public meeting is sometimes tough to do, so let's take it up a notch and host a Twitter Town Hall.

Although you're not meeting face-to-face (though you could include a video aspect like the White House did last year), you still have the ability to converse about important issues. Plus, you get to leverage the social tool to show citizens that you aim to connect with them in places outside the walls of your government building.

Use this video as a guide for hosting a Twitter Town Hall. I've included advice from the U.S. Health & Human Services Department and what they learned from Town Halls for their Stop Bullying campaign. Don't let the convo stop there — send a tweet with hashtag #GovGirl, and share with me your tips for participating in a Twitter Town Hall.

Kristy Dalton Contributing Writer

Kristy is known as “GovGirl” in the government technology industry. A former city government Web manager with a passion for social media, technology and the lighter side of government life, Kristy is the CEO of Government Social Media.