I thought for sure tonight was the night. I had a busy day, and a couple of time conflicts that were creating hurdles, but I was determined to be there at 7:00 because, well, you seemed so interested. So I bent time a little and shuffled things enough so that I could clear the deck and be there. We were just going to chat, nothing earth shattering.
I arrived at a few minutes after 7:00, sure that I was going to be apologizing for being late. I rushed in a little frazzled around the edges, but ready to go.
And you. weren’t. there.
As the clock ticked the minutes off, I wondered if you were just late, or if you had changed your mind, or maybe something came up unexpectedly. And I fretted a little.
Oh, I didn’t get stood up on a date, I’m talking about Neuromarketing Chat (#nmchat)!
And technically I didn’t get stood up, everyone was just late. But it was the same small group.
Neuromarketing chat folks – I know you’re interested in #nmchat because you tell me so every week. In fact, after every #nmchat with just the few of you that have been there from the beginning, I think to myself that maybe I need to change the time, or throw it out altogether, rethink the delivery model. But then I get messages and emails and shout outs and questions so I think, no, people are interested so I’ve got to keep it going. Which means, there’s some obstacle that’s causing low attendance. Here are my theories:
- The time is all wrong wrong wrong. Maybe Thursday night is your bowling night? Baseball games?
- You need a reminder before hand because you’re juggling too many things.
- Maybe a tweetchat just isn’t the best venue for this topic.
Here are my proposed solutions:
- New day time schedule for #nmchat. I’m proposing Tuesdays at 3PM ET.
- I’ll send you a friendly email reminder. Just DM me with your email.
- Throwing out #nmchat and writing more on the blog, and maybe scheduling Skype chats once a month?
So let me know what you think. After all, this is for you. 🙂