Clubhouse is an audio-only social media app where members can participate in different chat rooms (no, they’re not exactly like those AIM chatrooms). Think of it as an interactive podcast, where you have the ability to chat with the hosts in real time, but nothing is recorded. 🎙
So you’re only part of the conversation (or listening in on it) if you’re there live. You read that right. They disappear once the chat has finished. This creates real, genuine conversations and connection.
The best part… there’s no perfection to it. Your hair doesn’t have to be styled, your makeup doesn’t have to be perfect, and you certainly don’t have to be dressed to impress… you can be listening in while doing just about anything.
Clubhouse is like sitting at the table with a bunch of like-minded people. On the hair side of Clubhouse, I’m hearing so much talk about how to elevate the industry. I’ve been there for less than a month and I’ve already made some amazing new friends.
And that’s what it’s all about. Raw conversations and genuine connection.
So let’s break down the basic clubhouse terminology.
✨ Room - It’s like a conference room where the conversations take place! Each room has a topic. Any clubhouse member can start or schedule their own room, and you can choose whether it’s a private or public room.
✨ Moderator - The host/creator of the room. They’re the ones who can invite anyone in audience up to the stage to speak or mute them. Moderators can also ping (invite/notify) their followers and make others in the room a moderator. Having multiple moderators is great if you have a large room and you’re trying to manage the audience while speaking.
✨ Audience - This is everyone else in the room. Simply put, they’re the listeners. As a member of the audience, you have the ability to raise your hand. This will alert the moderator(s) that you want to speak on stage. Most who are ready to step on stage either have a question for the panel or they have value they want to share with the room. If you decide you just want to listen in, it’s nice because you can still listen while doing other things (similar to a phone call).
🎉 Party Popper - If you notice a party popper next to someone’s name, it means they’re new to the app. It’s a great time to recognize these new users and make them feel welcome in your room.
🤍 How the heck do I get on the app? I’m sure you’ve heard that Clubhouse is invite only. When you join, you’ll be given an invite to send to a friend. Clubhouse is currently in beta testing, so it’s only available on iOS (sorry, Android users). The good news is, if you have an iPad or an old iPhone laying around, you can use them with WiFi and join in on the fun! You can earn more invites on the app just by using it! The good news is, Clubhouse is growing like wildfire and it shouldn’t be too hard to get an invite at this point. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends.
🤍 What do I do once I’m in? I highly recommend adding a picture of your face and editing your bio so people know who you are. You get a lot more space for your bio than you do on most other social media platforms, so don’t be afraid to dig a little deeper. You can also link your Instagram and Twitter accounts to your profile. Other than that, start following your friends, get in a few rooms and start creating those connections! You’ll learn the rest along the way. I can’t wait to see you in there 🖤
You can find me on clubhouse @angiemamone 👋🏻 If you’re already there, drop your username in the comments so I can follow you🤍
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With over a decade experience as a cosmetologist, salon owner and educator, Angie brings her real life experience to you.