To Clubhouse, or not to Clubhouse, that is the question!

You want in? Here’s everything you need to know, because this one is different than the rest.

Clubhouse: Where “less is more” 

Get an invitation and save a spot on your iOS device — Android is coming soon — then get ready to shine. Network with like-minded people and reach the perfect leads via this effective sales funnel to your professional Instagram/Twitter, as well as any website you may have! It’s also an effective funnel to your Clubhouse profile because whenever you nominate (in other words, invite) anyone to Clubhouse your name will be shown on their profiles, too: win-win, right?! 

Clubhouse: “Build a brand in the front, develop business relationships in the back” 

Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” That’s why I like Clubhouse, because it helps you find the perfect content, the perfect people, and timely, important industry news simply by entering a room where you can listen or speak freely to the right people from around the globe. 

Clubhouse: “Turn a slow hunch into a breakthrough idea”  

In his book, Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson tackled an idea quite related to the benefits of Clubhouse, from my point of view, and that is useful for linguists, copywriters, UX/UI localization, AI, and innovation in our industry. It also allows one to avoid the drawbacks of Clubhouse, or any other social media tool/platform, if wrongly used.  

Johnson’s philosophy is based on what he called the slow hunch, one of the key features of which is how ideas emerge from an increase in connectivity and our ability to reach out and exchange ideas with other people — the main core of innovation and of our profession. 

So, why would you say no to the opportunity to be in a virtual room that will give you the chance to speak with or listen to some great figures and come away with new industry insights? If you want to know what is new in our industry and be able to adapt to — or even lead — the changes happening within it you must think outside the box! 

Clubhouse: The Watchlist (Rooms) 

With that in mind, I have listed the top localization, translation, copywriting, UX writing, marketing, data and AI industry rooms, clubs, and influencers, all of which are totally related to our slow hunch!   

To fully benefit from your account on Clubhouse, it’s better to be picky about who you follow and who you nominate to make sure you’re always getting the most cutting-edge content! 

  • Language, Culture & Growth (Room) – Going Glocal (LocUnleashed)

Liz Dunn Marsi and Tucker Johnson, featuring Renato Beninatto and other guests every Monday at 9 a.m. (PST)  

  • Platform Economics, Rapid Scaling, and Localization (Room) – LocLunch 

Jan Hinrichs and Bernhard Hecker and different guests every Thursday at 10 a.m. (PST)  

Kathrin Bussmann and different guests every Friday at 9 a.m. (PST)  

  • Personalization of Linguists’ Proposals (Room) 

Pavel Elin – Friday talks for linguists featuring a new guest every Friday at 3 p.m. (PST)  

  • LocClub – Chitchat about anything L10n & XL8 (Room) 

Anne-Marie Colliander, featuring a new guest every Friday at 5 p.m. (CET)  

  • The Copy Club (Room) 

Diane Wiredu, Nicci Talbot, and Andrea Bernard, featuring a new guest every Saturday at 10 a.m. (PST)  

  • Be Global & Unstoppable: Grow Global (Room) 

Doug Bruhnke, featuring different guests, usually on Fridays at 3 p.m. (PST) (airs periodically) 

  • UX & Loc Talk: All about Localization & UX Writing (Room) 

Yuval Keshtcher, featuring different guests, usually on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. (PST) (airs periodically) 

  • Good Morning Translators (Room) 

Tanya Quintieri, featuring different guests, usually on Wednesdays at 1 a.m. (PST) (airs periodically)  

  • How to be an entrepreneur as a translator/interpreter (Room) 

Herman Boel, featuring different guests, usually on Mondays at 10 a.m. (CET) (airs periodically) 

  • Multilingual Conversational AI 

Tiarne Hawkins, Olga Beregovaya, featuring Rana Gujral and other guests, every Wednesday at 9 a.m. (PST)  

  • Localization Explained (Room) 

Marina Gracen-Farrell and Philip Weisburd, featuring different guests, usually on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. (PST) (airs periodically) 

  • Localization Talks | Your Localization week – fun or incredibly fun? (Room) 

Rodrigo Cristina, featuring different guests, usually on Wednesdays or Fridays at 10 a.m. (PST) (airs periodically) 

  • Social Selling, Inbound Sales & Lead Nurturing (Room) 

Virginia Katsimpiri, featuring different guests, usually on Fridays (no set time, airs periodically) 

Clubhouse: The Watchlist (Clubs) 

Here are some recommended clubs that host valuable rooms as well: 

  • Localization Talks 
  • Going Glocal 
  • The Worldly Marketer Chat 
  • LocLunch  
  • The Writers’ Room 
  • Future of Work 
  • Education Innovation 
  • Startup Club 
  • All things influencer 
  • PressClub 
  • UX Research Corner 
  • The European Tech Club 
  • Entrepreneur Club  
  • The Hustler Club 
  • Human Behavior 
  • AI Club 
  • Tech Talks 
  • Data & AI 
  • The 6-7 Figures Expert Club 
  • Digital Marketing Society 
  • Marketing Club 

My advice is to search for your favorite names, follow them, and tap the notification bell to know whenever they are attending a room that might be useful to you. Next, choose the specific interests that are most applicable to you and your industry. You can also add your favorite events/rooms to either your Google Calendar or Apple Calendar, or even search for any companies you want to target by either writing their names or the names of their CEOs. Search by emojis is also available on Clubhouse, just in case you need like-minded people to follow even if you do not know them!  

One last tip: Why not try searching on LinkedIn for your specific niche/interest on Clubhouse? Write [your niche] + Clubhouse, click on “Posts,” and choose the rooms that will be of interest to you after navigating to the app. Now you can enjoy all the content in your niche! 

To your success! 

Shaimaa Riad
Born in Egypt, Shaimaa was raised in Qatar until she was 11 when she returned to Egypt. She lives and breathes MSA Arabic as well as Gulf & Egyptian dialects/cultures. She localizes and translates from English to Arabic and specializes in legal, UN, and EU affairs, as well as general and documentary translations since 2006. She studied legal translation at the American University in Cairo, and is now the founder and owner of Transarabizers.


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