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TwitterSpace Best Practices for Hosts and Speakers

TL;DR Edition

  1. Set expectations for yourself and your audience
  2. Choose a meaningful title — use carefully chosen keywords in the title of your space for the best discovery potential
  3. Know the lingo — know the meaning of the commonly used terms and phrases like: nest, jumbotron, rug, etc.
  4. Apply basic etiquette — speak after someone is finished speaking, raise your hand to indicate your desire to speak, and use emojis to show support for the current speaker and host

Setting Expectations

Remember all the folks that do not know you find out via your space’s title so make it approrpirate to your objective for each space.

Choose the Right Title for your Space

A good title not only helps others find your space but also helps you set the tone of the conversation. On Twitter Spaces, folks tend to go in different directions at times and the title is always there for you to use to reset the space back to your topic of interest.

Knowing the Terminology of TwitterSpaces

  • Space — a short name for a TwitterSpace that is either scheduled or currently live
  • Room — synonymous with a Space
  • Nest — the list of shared Tweets that are part of the space
  • Jumbotron — same as Nest
  • Rugging — someone who is not being heard due to technical difficulties
  • In the Blockchain — someone who is rugging
  • Retweet the Space — to share the space link with your Twitter users
  • Retweet the Room — same as Retweet the Space
  • IRL — in real life. Someone referring to their real-life activities

Apply Basic Etiquette

Treat others like you want to be treated — with kindness

  • Treat everyone like you wish to be treated by them — be fair and polite even when the person on the other hand is difficult. Remember, we grow together when we allow each other to listen to each other. So give it a try and listen to the views that are counter to yours or your friends. However, do not tolerate unkind behavior or verbal attacks on yourself or your audience — there are definitely trolls out there who are disruptive and you can remove them from speaking or even your spaces using both host and co-host privileges provided by Twitter.
  • Being kind to others who have opposing or even faulty views is a way to build self-tolerance and we highly recommend practicing this. Remember, everyone’s reality is different and we all live in the same world but have separate lives which leads us to thoughts and understanding that are not always equal.

Be patient — not everyone is a great speaker or host like you!

Reset the space — bring it back to the topic of interest

Remind the audience of recording

Understand TwitterSpace’s Technological Limitations

Rugging — losing audio connection or having poor quality audio

Reduce the number of pinned posts on the nest or jumbotron

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