Twitter chat open mikeAs many of you know, I host a chat on Twitter every Friday at 12pm ET (that’s 5pm GMT and 9am PT) called #kaizenblog. This business chat has become a community of smart and welcoming professionals from many different industries. #kaizenblog’ers run the gamut of being business owners to employees for companies of all sizes.

Recently, we have hit a milestone. We have chat members who show up regularly from 4 different continents! It’s such a joy finding topics that we can think critically about and how we think and feel about them! And we have such fun too!

We’re doing something a little different this week.

I’m taking some time to be with family and enjoy the US Thanksgiving holiday so I won’t be on the chat. We’re trying an experiment that will be a good opportunity for #kaizenblog’ers to get to know one another, exchange ideas and ask questions that could become future chat topics.

The ground rules are the same.

Since we take ideas apart week after week, it can be easy to say something that people disagree with. How would you ever apply critical thinking to various aspects of business without exploring your own or someone else’s point of view? However, we have a policy of keeping the conversation respectful.

So, what do you want to talk about?

Yep, it’s up to you! Many chat members have connected offline and exchanged ideas and referrals. I hope you enjoy connecting and exploring business ideas with one another. Feel free to share links (including your own posts), recommend books and any other resources that illuminate the conversation.

If you need a beginning point, here are some questions you can start with…

Q1 What is the most valuable thing you’ve gained from participating in #kaizenblog?

Q2 What business idea has captured your imagination recently?

Q3 How could the #kaizenblog community help you in your business/career?

Where you go beyond these questions is up to you! I look forward to hearing about your experience of the open mic experiment. Have fun with this chat and you don’t have to wait for the “afterparty” for the virtual snacks and drinks. I’ll leave a virtual pumpkin pie on the table for you!

*On December 2nd, we have Joe Sanchez as our guest host and we’ll be talking about project risk management. Please join us!