Twitter is a broadcast medium with no barrier to entry - anyone who is tuning into Twitter can pick up anyone else's signal.
The power of twitter for group discussions is that it enables a parallel threaded discussion where many people can talk at once and the discussion is captured in one place, as opposed to a webinar or telephone conference which (only allows a serial threaded conversation and) limits the conversation to one person talking at a time and requires others to be muted.
You can read what people are tweeting, identify and reach out to others who have similar interests, and engage many people in an actual conversation in real time, as well as respond to a conversation after it has occurred. No other platform enables you to search by topic and directly engage with the originator of the content without jumping over obstacles, having to register within the platform, downloading software, or providing personal information to participate.
For Product Managers that don’t get a chance to leave their desk and participate in Product Talks in person, we’ve brought Product Talks to you via Twitter using hashtag #prodmgmttalk
Global Product Management Talk is a weekly mini-product camp Socratic discussion (on Twitter) of pre-posted questions with live audio of expert and co-hosts commenting (on Blogtalkradio)
The path to market leadership begins with product management, a crucial business and technical function. The job of product management often appears overwhelming and constantly challenging for product professionals to stay apprised of effective and innovative ways to accomplish their goals. Product professionals don't have time to be combing the marketplace for product management tools when they're busy shepherding their own company's products.
The Global Product Management Talk Tools of the Trade audio series is designed to enable busy product people to stay informed about best in class tools, methods and approaches. We talk with the people behind new offerings, products, services and methodology to understand what problems they're solving, what benefits they're providing, and provide tips to quickly ascend the learning curve to implementing them successfully.
Product Camp Radio grew out of the weekly Global Product Management Talk because of the recognized need to capture the valuable "backstage" discussion occurring between the presenter and the co-hosts who are having a simultaneous conference call to discuss the Twitter comments, track the progress during the event, monitor the time, flow & direction of the discussion and frame the beginning, middle and end of the virtual event. The audio discussion is distinct from the Twitter discussion, which is documented in Tweets and captured in a transcript for consuming after the live event. Over the course of the first 6 months of programs, different tools were researched and tested in order to improve the participants' experience, enhance the value of the talk, and enable the speakers to participate with ease.