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Clubhouse hit the screen in 2020 and found immediate relevance, in part due to bans put in place worldwide due to Covid-19. I tried to move on, but had little luck until one of my Facebook friends mentioned that he had a few invitations to give away. So there I was, a clubhouse noob (as players like to say) getting his feet wet and trying to figure out how it all works.
It's been three months now, and during that time I've moderated a business book club every week and performed in numerous rooms both as a speaker and as a listener. Unfortunately, Android users were initially banned from this exclusive new app. But in May 2021, Android users were happy when the app became available to them. So now seems like a good time to take a deeper look at the clubhouse. I'm going to share with you what the platform is and what isn't, plus four of the best tips so that you can get the most out of your experience.
Why you should be in the clubhouse
The clubhouse is relatively sober at the moment. No frills, just easy access to incredible people and free calls. The only cost is your time. Are you having problems in your business? Are you looking for help for your children? Do you want to talk about your favorite hobby? Chances are, you can find a room that suits your needs.
At the clubhouse, you have the option to speak or just sit back and listen so that, depending on your circumstances, you can do what works for you.
If you're looking for exposure with little preparation, Clubhouse is the place. You don't have to worry about hair or makeup. There is no need to get the light just right. All you need to be aware of is your surroundings to make sure you don't get too much background noise or echo.
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If you're looking to connect with like-minded people in 2021, there's no better place than the Clubhouse. Although it's hot, it's still in its infancy and you can expect many new features to be added in the future.
It's easy to go down the rabbit hole in the clubhouse. You enter a room at 10:00 p.m. You think you're only on for 30 minutes, and the next thing you know is 2 a.m.
While it is possible to record your clubhouse sessions with a little money and effort, it is a bit of a hassle. For most people, once the session is over, it is gone. Additionally, if you don't have the right gear, you're limited to your phone's microphone, which, while surprisingly good, isn't a professional-grade mic. Hopefully, in the coming months, they will enable the one-touch recording feature and the ability to use external microphones.
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A few clubhouse tips
As with LinkedIn, your bio plays an important role in letting people know who you are and what you do. However, unlike other social platforms, you cannot add links. You can and should add your Twitter and Instagram accounts to make it easy for people outside of Clubhouse to get in touch with you. Make sure your bio includes your expertise, occupation, and interests.
The name and description of a room you host are key to convincing others to join. The success of a room often depends on how enticing you make it to members. Experience has taught me to keep the room name short and to the point. "Breakfast with Champions – Millionaire Breakfast Club", "TechTalks" and "Women's Powerhouse" are three of the most popular rooms.
Teaming up with other business owners or speakers and moderating a room together is the fastest way to increase the number of members in the room. Every moderator should post upcoming events on their social media platform feeds.
Note that people who follow you can see the rooms you are in. There are times when you want to get personal and don't want anyone in your circle to listen. Fortunately, Clubhouse offers the ability to search for people in a room, which comes in handy when the room is crowded.
What is a clubhouse and what is not
Clubhouse is essentially the perfect tool for the social environment in which we find ourselves. On the platform, you can share the stage with entrepreneurs like Jay Abraham, Russell Brunson, Billy Gene, and Tai Lop. It's a great way to improve your speech in front of an audience (albeit virtually) and get your message across.
Unlike other social platforms, however, Clubhouse is not one that you can create material for in your spare time and simply post it if necessary. To get the most out of the clubhouse, speak up, and that means airtime. After talking to business owners about their experience at Clubhouse, people seem torn as to whether they love it or find it a massive waste of time.
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