Clubhouse. The not-so-new-anymore social media platform that seems to be grabbing attention from just about everyone.
I've been on it for a few months now and have gotten the hang of it, at least for me.
Here's my strategy:
I'm most interested in the smaller rooms where it is possible that I can be given an opportunity to speak and interact.
I'll wander into one of the really big rooms (1,000+ people) and listen for awhile if it is a topic or speaker in which I have an interest.
I'll always check out a room that is run by a business colleague.
I'm keen on rooms where there are people that I know and respect.
Oh yeah, I've also started to run some rooms, both on my own and also with a few business buddies. It's been a mixed bag, but it has never been a waste of time.
Even when the attendance is low, there is always something positive that has come out of the experience, including:
A new contact
A possible business opportunity New ideas to ponder
Renewed business relationships
As for folks that call it a total "time suck," well, that's entirely in your control. You don't HAVE to be on there for hours at a time, nor do you have to stay on the calls for very long. (There's a "leave quietly" option.)
Anyway, if you have an iPhone and would like to give it a try, send me a message and I can invite you. For some crazy reason, I have about 10 invites to share.
Hope to see you there.
Oh yeah, one last thing. It's so very awesome to have access to people without having to Zoom!!!! I've got a bad case of Zoom fatigue and Clubhouse is a great antidote!