Community Feedback on Organizing Events

We held another great community discussion this morning as part of the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, this time focusing on the topic of “Best Practices for Organizing Community Events.” You can read more about the event and panel on the blog post. As always, we had a fantastic panel of MVPs, RDs, and community experts officially join our panel and seed the online discussion via Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag, with a number of community members joining in on the discussion, liking and retweeting panel comments, and, as always, lurking in the wings. Although these Twitter-based discussions fly by at a furious pace, I love these community interactions because it is a drinking-from-the-fire-hose method of checking the pulse of the community on any topic.

As a follow up to today’s tweetjam, I was able to get some time with Collaboris and founder Mark Jones (@markqjones), who some of you may know through his SP24 event a few years back (online event that ran continuous sessions for 24 hours) and the new quarterly GlobalCon events. Mark and I jumped on a web meeting and captured our thoughts, which you can watch on the CollabTalk YouTube channel below:


Additionally, I posted the audio recording to the CollabTalk Podcast, which you can find on Soundcloud, as well as Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google, Stitcher, and other podcast locations.


Thank you again to our ongoing tweetjam sponsor tyGraph (@tyGraphTweets) and the amazing stats that they provide. If you are planning an event and would like to include similar stats, please contact them!

Speaking of stats, as you can see below, the final tally for today’s event was 262 tweets, with 1.61 million impressions, and over 112k people reached in our 1-hour community discussion.

April 2020 #CollabTalk TweetJam on Best Practices for Organizing Community Events

It’s great to see so many familiar faces on these tweetjams, as well as a handful of new faces. Today’s event was light on the use of extra hashtags (beyond the use of #CollabTalk), but it was great to see some of our tweetjam regulars, several community-centered folks from Microsoft, and a handful of new faces participating in the discussion.

April 2020 #CollabTalk TweetJam on Best Practices for Organizing Community Events

The final image I’ll share shows the global reach of these tweetjams. While the 9am Pacific start time is a bit too early for APAC, we did get a couple people checking in from India and eastern Europe, which is always great to see.

April 2020 #CollabTalk TweetJam on Best Practices for Organizing Community Events

If you’re interested in learning more about what was discussed and shared in today’s tweetjam, be sure to read through the tweets from today’s event on the last page of the tyGraph stats and follow those who you connect with. And, as always, if you see an upcoming tweetjam topic that resonates and you would like to participate, add the next event to your calendar and join us on your favorite Twitter platform. And if you’d like to join the panel, please contact me.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.