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tED magazine to host Twitter chat on acquisition trends

will hold the next Twitter #tEDchat on Tuesday, February 12, at 10 a.m. CST.
The discussion will focus on the trend toward mergers and acquisitions in the industry and whether that trend will continue.

Join tEDmag.com and the National
Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) as they take to Twitter to
explore what seems to be an urge to merge in the electrical industry. Industry expert Mike Marks of Indian River Consulting Group will join us as an expert guest moderator.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 10 a.m. CST

WHERE: Follow @TEDMagazine and #tEDChat
on Twitter.

WHO: Anyone with a background or interest in electrical distribution, manufacturing
or related channel organizations is invited to tweet their questions, concerns
and opinions during the chat.

encourage industry debate and discussion.

HOW: Log
on to Twitter during the time listed above and send tweets that include
#tEDchat to track the conversation. tED will moderate the discussion
from the @TEDMagazine Twitter handle.

See the below tips for getting started after you’ve set up your
Twitter profile:

  • Consider Your Tool: Try out a tool like Tweetchat, which helps you
    see only the tweets with your hashtag. It also automatically includes your
    hashtag at the end of your tweets. Here’s more about chat tools (along with an extensive list of other chats).
    Such tools are optional but can make participation easier.
  • Plan Ahead: Once the ball gets rolling, a Twitter
    chat can move pretty fast. Jot down any ideas or questions you have before the
    discussion so you’re sure to bring them up.
  • Follow and Listen: Follow the moderator, @tEDMagazine and
    click on the hashtag #tEDChat within a tweet to see all the tweets of everyone
    participating in the discussion. You can also search for “#tEDChat”
    on Twitter to see everything said during the chat.
  • Get involved: Ask questions and share your
    thoughts, including #tEDchat at the end of each tweet so it’s included in the
    discussion for everyone else to see.
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