If you're new to Twitter Spaces, the idea of attending and speaking in a live open conversation with strangers can be daunting. However, if you’ve spent more than a day in the world of Web3, you quickly realize that Twitter Spaces are an essential communication tool, and a great way to meet and connect with others.
Here are a few quick tips on how to make the most of your Twitter Spaces experience.
1. Have good wifi and microphone
This one should go without saying, but it's important to make sure you have a strong wifi connection before joining a Space. No one wants to listen to choppy audio, so do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and make sure your mic is good to go. Any normal headphones should be ok, and you can use the voice recorder app to double check your audio is functioning properly.
2. Clean and concise bio and username
When you join a Space, your bio and username are visible to everyone in the chat. In order to increase the likelihood you’re brought up on stage as a speaker, make your username and bio as good of a representation of yourself as possible. Think of it as a 10 second Web3 resume.
What do you want people to think of when they view your profile? And, if your username is something like "NFT4LYFEEE" or "DramaQueen123," consider changing it to something that's a little easier for people to remember.
3. Request to speak and wait your turn
This one might seem obvious, but it's important to remember that not everyone wants to hear from you all the time. Before jumping into the conversation, request permission from the host by raising your hand. First impressions are important. Once you've been given the green light, wait for your turn before speaking. This helps keep the conversation flowing smoothly and prevents people from talking over each other.
4. When it is your turn to speak, add value to the conversation where you can
This tip builds on the last one. Remember to raise your hand when you want to speak, and then speak clearly when it's your turn. Try and make sure you are talking about the current topic at hand, and not changing the conversation at first.
No one wants to hear mumbled words or long pauses, so try to be as concise as possible. And if you can add value to the conversation by sharing your unique perspective or expertise, that's even better!
5. Practice makes perfect
The more you participate in Twitter Spaces, the more comfortable you'll become with the format and with speaking off-the-cuff. So jump into as many conversations as you can, and don't be afraid to make mistakes along the way. The more practice you get, the better you'll become at orchestrating your thoughts and communicating effectively.
Twitter Spaces are a great way to connect with like-minded people and have meaningful conversations on Web3, while also learning about the space as it continues to evolve over time. By following these simple etiquette tips, you can make sure that your Twitter Spaces experience is positive for both you and those around you. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start chatting!