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tED magazine to host Twitter chat on multiple generations in the workplace

tEDmag.com, will hold the next Twitter #tEDchat on Tuesday, December 11, at 10 a.m. CST. The discussion will focus on how companies can use multiple generations in the workplace to their advantage.

Did you know that there are now four generations of employees in today’s workplace? According to The Learning Café, Silents, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millenials are all participating in the current workforce. Join tEDmag.com and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) as they take to Twitter to explore the positive side of generational differences.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 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.

WHY: To 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.

TIPS: 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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