Tired of talking to yourself
and your dog? Find that no one understands your business or what
you do? Go chat with other professionals.
The best place to interact
on a live, global level is IRC. The IRC is a multi-channel, multi-user
real-time "chatting" network. However, for those who want to chat
within their graphical browsers, there are web forums and message
Now, to find them.
A search for "professional
discussion forums" on Dogpile brings up myriad matches. Cardiac surgeons,
cinematographers, and even dog training professionals each have
their own venues for discussing their business.
Make it easier on yourself.
Limit your search to the type of professional discussion you want
to participate in. For instance, let's say you're into knowledge
management. A search for "knowledge management professional discussion
forums" provides considerably fewer results. A search for "employment
recruiter professional discussion forums" brings up virtually
So, to get you started,
we've listed a few easy ways to find what you want.
We've also listed some
of the professional forums that are out there.
And, if you want information
for the IRC or need the software, look here:
The next article offers
even more insight into using