These are a Few of My Favorite Tweets
October 06, 2014 | 1674 Views
When I first signed up for Twitter a few years ago, I primarily used it as a communications tool to keep in touch with friends and colleagues who I hadn’t seen in a while and who didn’t have a Facebook account. Recently, however, I find that I use Twitter much more as an information-gathering service, checking my account several times a day to find out what’s happening in the world, especially with regards to hospitality and training & development.
For those CHART members who also want to stay plugged in via Twitter, below are 10 feeds that I am constantly monitoring:
- CHART (@CHARTtrainers) – It’s the one feed to follow if you want to learn from the best and brightest hotel and restaurant trainers.
- Nation’s Restaurant News (@NRNonline) – Easily the most comprehensive source of restaurant news and analysis.
- National Restaurant Association (@WeRRestaurants and @NRAEF) – I always find invaluable foodservice industry information on these feeds from the NRA, a long-time partner of CHART, and its incredible Educational Foundation.
- American Hotel and Lodging Association (@AHLA and @AHLEI) – These two Twitter accounts keep me very up-to-date on the lodging industry and its successful training practices.
- Training Magazine (@TrainingMagUS) – Packed with information for trainers seeking professional development and techniques to improve educational programs at their workplaces.
- QSR Magazine (@QSRmagazine) – I started in this industry in fast food, and it will always be the one segment I’m most fascinated with. QSR does an awesome job of keeping on top of quick-service and fast casual trends.
- David Myers (@faztrainer) – I love this feed from David, a CHART member who works at Fazoli’s. He posts numerous links to interesting articles and inspirational quotes that I steal for my own training materials.
- Visit Napa Valley (@VisitNapaValley) – Headed to the 89th CHART Conference in Napa this February? Here’s a terrific source to keep you informed of valley events and help plan your trip.
Some of you had the privilege at #CHARTCOSprings to attend the How to Be a Twitter Rockstar session led by CHART member Gini Quiroz (aka @GiniSays). One of her slides was this Anatomy of a Tweet (below image) which I hope will help you better understand the world of tweeting.
Until next time,
This blog orginally appeared in the October 2014 FlipCHART newsletter.