October 18, 2012 By Kristy Fifelski
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.
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Kristy is known as "GovGirl" in the government technology industry. She is a former city government web manager who has a passion for social media, technology and the lighter side of government life.
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