FAQ

What is AMAfeed?

AMAfeed is a platform for knowledge exchange in an Ask Me Anything format. We make it easy for you to present yourself, your story, your expertise, project or a topic you are interested in and engage the audience in participating in a discussion about it.  

  • Create new connections 
  • Engage your existing following 
  • Promote your service, expertise, project  

We have over 50 channels dedicated to different topics - from Artists and Authors, Technology, Crypto to Health, Sport and Pets.   

How does it work?  

Creating an AMA is simple.  Sign in with social media or register with email.  Click the « Create AMA » button top right on the screen. Follow the steps.

To read more about AMAfeed, click here.


Who can host an AMA Event ?

Anyone with something to say or share can host an AMA Event!

The only thing we ask is that, in keeping with our beliefs that an AMA Event should be informative, educational and even entertaining, but never condescending or critical to guests. If you are not sure about how to create your AMA or how to get the best out of it contact our team at host@amafeed.com

 Interested in hosting an AMA Event? Click here


How do I get started?

Whether you’ve joined as a Host or a guest – you may eventually want to be both – we recommend your profile includes a short bio, as well as a sampling of your professional and educational background. This information allows other AMA Event guests to appreciate your knowledge and experience in one or more subject areas. Check out this great Host profile to give you an idea.

Now that you are ready to create your AMA, click the "Create AMA" button top left and go ahead! Here is a short video that can help.


 

Here are some tips and good practices

  • Images improve greatly the visibility your AMA will get once we share it across our network. Make sure you have at least one in your post. 
  • Links are great to have so that the audience can learn more about you and ask you more insightful questions and also connect with you if they are interested in your work. You can easily add links with the text editor. 
  • Grammar and punctuation - we are very strict about the quality of content on our site and so good grammar and punctuation matter. Look over your AMA once posted and edit if needed. 
  • AMA format - the AMA sessions are a great way to connect with an audience, they are not supposed to be like adverts or newspaper write-ups - they are personal and engaging.  
  • Your profile - once your AMA is posted the audience will be curious to find more about you. We also have a great rating on search engines so your AMAfeed profile will come up in searches. Make sure it looks great - put in a profile and background picture, fill in your bio and expertise, add links to your social media and site.   

Promoting your AMA

Now that your AMA is perfect we can start promoting it! You should also get involved in promoting your AMA as well - the more questions, the better the experience. Some ways you can help on that:   

  • Social networks - your followers are the people who’s opinion matters a lot to you, get them over! Share your AMA with them and see what they know and don’t know about you, what are they interested in, show yourself in the best light and engage them by prompting them to ask you questions. 
  • Email - do you even know how many people you have on your contact list? Wouldn’t it be great to remind them of yourself in such an open and inviting manner? Send them all an invite and see who will turn up, you might be surprised!  
  • Interact on other AMAs - we have over 50 channels featuring experts in different fields - go and make some great connections and ask them all your questions. The best part is, in doing so you are promoting your AMA - a link to it is automatically attached to each question you post. 


How much does it cost to host an AMA Event?

It is free to host an AMA and to participate on other AMAs on the site.

 

What topics are allowed?

The possibilities are endless. You can choose something which you know a lot about as a professional, a hobby of yours, a topic that you are passionate about or you can promote - your company, new book, blog, product.

Simply put,  your topic should be something that you know thoroughly and feel is important to you.

You can also host an AMA that is based upon an interesting experience you’ve had or an event you attended. 

 

What topics should I avoid?

If you come up with an idea and then search to find that there have already been dozens of AMA Events on the same idea--, such as "I've lost 50 pounds. AMA." -you should reword your headline and rethink your approach or choose a different topic.

For instance, you could reword it to say something like, “I’ve discovered the secret of major weight loss. AMA.” Or, maybe you go with something like “I’ve learned which foods boost weight loss. AMA.”

Or choose a new approach, such as “I learned to love my scale. AMA.”

NEVER use someone else’s previously published material to answer questions without attributing it to the original author. That’s plagiarism and it’s completely unacceptable.

Please refrain from using an AMA Event solely for raising money or directing guests to a crowdfunding link or product. Depending on your AMA Event , it may be acceptable for you to mention a crowdfunding site if it is for a cause. Causes, not cash – that’s the best approach.

Also, please don't submit an AMA topic merely to "see if there's interest." If you feel strongly about your AMA Event topic, post it and have faith others will be on board with you and your idea. If you host an AMA Event and only a few people turn out for it, so what? Consider it a lesson learned and rework your AMA Event . Meanwhile have fun with the hardy few who have come to hear what you have to say. Some of the best experiences come from interacting with a smaller crowd. 


Why should I host an AMA Event?

An AMA Event provides you with the opportunity to stand out as knowledgeable and authentic. You’re an authority who is open and transparent with your knowledge and passion for your topic. It costs nothing to host an AMA Event , but this small investment of your time can lead to major dividends for your cause. Appearing on one of our channels exposes you to a large community of people that may also be interested in what you have to say.

Here are just some of the ways you can use an AMA.



So how does this voting thing work?

As a member of our community, you get to vote in two ways.

First, community members can vote on which questions they like. We have it set up so the most popular questions as voted on by guests like you will appear at the top of the comment section of the AMA Event. This gives the Host a good idea as to what information is most important to his or her guests.

Second, you also get the chance to determine which compelling, informative, impactful, interesting, entertaining, groundbreaking or funny AMAs rise to the top the of the Most Popular list. That ranking is based on what we consider your “up votes.”

It’s important to note that we do not offer “down votes.”  If you don’t care for a particular topic or host, you have the right to abstain from voting. If the majority of your peers share the same feelings, a low number of votes will drag the AMA Event down the list.


What is the content policy?

AMAfeed is a place where hosts and guests can gather without fear of judgment or criticism to discuss and share ideas. We want everyone to feel welcome and safe, so we need to follow a few rules about content.

We love the free exchange of ideas. We don’t tolerate things that are:

·        Against the law

·        Pornographic

·        Incendiary

·        Threatening

·        Bullying

·        Confidential and not yours to reveal (such as another’s personal address)

·        Deception

·        Veiled attempts to solicit money


What are "Requests" and how do I make one?

"Requests" are submissions from guests who would like to see a certain individual– such as: an expert, celebrity or public figure – host an AMA Event.

NOTE: If your requested host has a public means of contact – like a Twitter page, Facebook page, or website, please include it.

Submitting a request is easy. Go to Request AMA, on the top right of the page.

That’s about it. We will take care of the rest.


How does scheduling a AMA Event works?

AMA Event  must be scheduled at least 48 hrs before it starts. When you click CreateAMA (top right-hand corner) you will be prompted to describe the AMA Event as well as schedule the start time of your AMA Event event.


How long does an AMA Event run?

The traditional AMA Event runs at least a few hours, but it can last longer. The maximum time is 7 days. Once the set time expires, the door is closed and no further questions will be accepted.

All AMA Events are archived so those unable to make a certain time for the live event will still have the chance to see what they missed.


Still have questions? Drop us a mail at host@amafeed.com and we will answer as soon as possible.