Before you apply to host an OTalk ask yourself the following questions.
- Have I engaged in #OTalk twitter chats as a participant ?
- Am I confident in my understanding of how an #OTalk chat works?
- Can I keep up with the fast pace of the chat?
- Am I good at remembering the # in all my tweets?
- Have I read all the 8 steps below before applying?
If the answer is NO to any of these questions, we ask that before applying you set yourself a personal smart goal in order to be able to answer yes. If your like tweet about your goals and include @OTalk_ so we can see them.
Its simply to Apply
Step 1 – Check the calendar for available dates. You may find it easier to view by selecting the agenda tab (top right) to see which dates are not booked. (booked weeks will display a title or reserved)
Step 2 – Gather all the information you need to complete the application form.
- Email address
- It will prompted you to have check the available on the calendar.
- Your our preferred date to host
- Two alternative dates
- Full name
- Twitter handle @……….
- Proposed title
- Whether you are a register occupational therapist (don’t worry if your not, you can still apply)
- Your HCPC number
Step 3 – Apply
Step 4 – The #OTalk organising team will be in touch via DM on Twitter to confirm your chat date. Please ensure you are following #OTalk or we will not be able to confirm your chat date.
Step 5 – Start to prepare to host your chat, our guides may help
Step 6 – Formulated your thoughts, ideas and questions in to your Introductory Blog post and send one month before your booked chat slot. (this give the team time to contact you if required and complete the background work to ensure the smooth running of the blog and subsequently your chat. However, we always appreciate an early submission.
Step 7 – Be ready on your twitter account at 8pm on the Tuesday you agreed to twitter out your questions.
Remember to include the hashtag #OTalk in every tweet!
Step 8 – After your chat don’t forget to complete one of our reflection logs, to use as evidence towards your CPD. A member of the OTalk Team will also update the blog post with all the post chat information. This will include statistics of engagement, and a transcript of all tweets that remember to include the hashtag during your chat.