Alt Chat Wednesday: Staying Original

By: Eden Hensley; Photo by Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

A lot of lip service is paid to being original. But what does "being original" mean? And how does one stay original? Join us on Twitter Wednesday, December 3rd at 9AM PT/12PM ET as we dissect originality--from how we generate ideas to how we avoid being unduly influenced and losing our originality.

Here's a quick refresher on how to participate in a Twitter chat:

  • Follow the host of the Twitter chat: @AltSummit.
  • Let your Twitter followers know you will be participating in a Twitter chat and your Twitter feed may be a little more active than usual. For example, Friendly PSA: My feed will be active for the next hour as I participate in #AltChat We are talking about originality today.
  • Avoid clicking through any links that look suspicious.
  • Be sure to include the hashtag for your chat #AltChat in your answers. This lets others see what you are saying.
  • Use a Twitter Chat application such as TweetChat to pause the conversation if it gets moving too quickly.

Next week we'll be tackling another hotly contested topic: fear and its role in business. 

Unable to join us? Read through the #AltChat hashtag later and share your views here in the comments. To get started thinking about originality, check out these resources from the archives:


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.