I know what you are thinking. It is finally April and that means baseball, warmer weather, taxes, and Black Friday.
Black Friday? No. You are not having a flashback to packed stores and stampedes the day after Thanksgiving and this isn’t an April Fool’s joke. I am talking about the #NACEBlackFriday chat with NACE President Dan Black scheduled for Friday, April 4th from 1-2 p.m. (ET) on Twitter.
Once again, Dan will lend his ears—and his last name—to a Twitter chat about all things NACE. Do you have questions or ideas? Are there any thoughts that you want to share about the conference or the future of the profession? This is your chance to bring them right to the top!
This time, you can e-mail your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up and surprise Dan during the open forum portion of the chat (any guesses as to what I plan to do?).
So pull out that extra Black-Friday-Sale iPad you didn’t need and some of the left-over turkey you don’t want to admit is still hiding in the back of your freezer and join us for #NACEBlackFriday because there are only 268 shopping days until Christmas (and 259 until Chanukah)!
If you want the answer to a question about NACE or would like to make a suggestion for a new program or benefit, who should you talk to? Well, the easiest thing to do is buttonhole Dan Black, NACE President, 2013-14.
On Friday, December 6, Black, the eponymous spokesman of @NACEBlackFriday, will answer questions and take suggestions in a Twitter chat. Anyone who wants to pose a tweet should use the hashtag #NACE BlackFriday to get his attention.
Ask him about the new membership model. Get his thoughts on the direction NACE is going. Make suggestions for new programs.
Here’s how to participate:
Log into your Twitter account. If you don’t have a Twitter account, go to twitter.com and register—it’s free.
Open a window for your tweet by clicking in the box with the quill pen at the upper right corner of your screen. Using 140 characters or less, ask your question or post a comment. Be sure to include #NACEBlackFriday in your tweet.
Here’s an example:
My #NACEBlackFriday question is: How can I get on a NACE committee?
Click on the little “Tweet” button in the bottom right corner of the tweet box.
If you want to follow the full conversation, search for #NACEBlackFriday. You’ll see the questions asked, the answers, and comments from your colleagues.