Frequently Asked Questions

I.      Categories and topics of conversation

What are the categories and topics of conversation?

This platform engages people to converse around specific topic(s) of conversation, related to a specific category, of interest to them. We have identified certain popular categories, as well as topics within each category that people would like to speak about.

We offer 25+ categories of interest, 250+ discussion topics, and 500+ specific conversation items. These are listed below.

Categories Conversation topics Hashtagged conversation items
MakeADiff™ Give gift of time #CrisisSupport
#DisabilityServices
#DrugsAndAlcoholSupport
#Environment
#Homeless
#Hunger
#Veterans 
  Help across borders

#Conservation
#Education
#Water

  Launch a project #LaunchProject
  Organize an event #BakeSale
#BuildSomething
#Cleanup
#Run
#Walk
Beauty Cosmetics #CrueltyFree
#MakeAndMarketCosmetics

#NaturalCosmetics
  Diet #ManageYourDiet
  Fragrances #FragranceOils
#MakingFragrance
  Hair #HairCare
#HairLoss
#HairRemoval
#HairStyles
#HairTransplant
#MakeHairGrow
#OilsAndVitamins4Hair
#SyntheticHair
  Makeup #CleaningMakeupBrushes
#MakeupArtist
  Nails #MakeNailsGrow
#StrengtheningNails
#Vitamins4Nails
  Self confidence #BeConfident
  Skin care #Acne
#AntiAgingAids
#HealthySkin
#Peels
  Tips #BeautyTips4Girls
#BeautyTips4Women
Networking by function
Networking by industry
General networking #GeneralNetworking
 

Industries included
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace
Agriculture
Aviation
Apparel & Fashion
Architecture
Arts & Crafts
Automotive
Banking
Biotechnology
Broadcast Media
Building Supplies & Equipment
Chemicals
Civic & Social Organizations
Clinical Trials
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Construction
Consumer Goods
Consumer Services
Cosmetics
Dairy
Defense & Space
Energy
EntertainmentEvents Services
Financial Services
Food & Beverage
Food Production
Food Service
Gambling
Glass, Ceramics & Concreta
Government Administration
Health, Wellness & Fitness
Higher Education
Hospital & Healthcare
Hospitality
Insurance
Investment Banking
Legal Services
Management Consulting
Manufacturing
Marketing
Packaging & Freight Delivery
Pharmaceuticals
Publishing
Real Estate
Retail
Telecommunications
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Weddings

Functions include but are not limited to
#Business Development
#ClinicalTrialActivities
#Creative/Design
#Consulting
#CustomerService
#Engineering
#Finance
#GeneralManagement
#HumanResources
#IT
#Legal
#Marketing
#Production/Operations
#Product Development
#Project Management
#Purchasing
#Quality
#R&D
#Sales
#SoftwareDevelopment
#Supply Chain
#Other
#JobLeads

Conservation Endangered species

#EndangeredAnimals
#EndangeredMarineLife

  Energy conservation #EnergyConservation
  Forest conservation

#Deforestation
#HumanCausedEmissions

  Human conservation

#PreservingTribalCultures

  Water conservation

#ConservationInGarden
#ConservationInHome

Diseases and disorders Brain disease

#Alzheimers
#Dementia
#ParkinsonsDisease

  Cancer

#BladderCancer
#BoneCancer
#BrainCancer
#BreastCancer
#ColonCancer
#LungCancer
#NewCancerTherapies
#OtherCancers
#OvarianCancer
#PancreaticCancer
#ProstrateCancer
#SkinCancer

  Diabetes

#DiabetesDiet
#DiabetesPrevention
#GestationalDiabetes
#Type1Diabetes
#Type2Diabetes

  Disabilities

#Blindness
#ChildrenWithDisabilities
#Epilepsy
#HearingLoss
#LearningDisabilities
#MotorFunctionDisabilties
#WoundedWarriors

  Eating disorders #EatingDisorders
  Fertility #FertilityTreatment
#InvitroFertilization
#PregnancyProgress
  Heart disease #HeartDisease
#HeartFailure
#PreventingHeartDisease
  Hepatitis #HepatisisA
#HepatisisB
#HepatistisC
  Multiple Sclerosis #MS
  Obesity #DietPlans
#NoninvasiveTechniques
#LosingWeight
#ObesitySurgery
  Other disorders

#CeliacDisease
#Constipation
#CrohnsDisease
#LiverCirrhosis
#Plague

  Pain #Pain
  Procedures

#Appendectomy
#BreastBiopsy
#CarotidEndarterectomy
#CataractSurgery
#CesareanSection
#Cholecystectomy
#CoronaryArteryBypass
#DilationAndCurettage
#FecalMicrobiotaTransplant
#FreeSkinGraft
#Hemorrhoidectomy
#HerniaRepair
#HipReplacement
#Hysterectomy
#KneeReplacement
#Mastectomy
#Tonsillectomy

  Sleep disorders #SleepApnea
#CPAP
#Insomnia
#SleepDeprivation
#Snoring
  Stroke #Stroke
Entrepreneurship Buying a business #BuyingABusiness
  Starting a business

#StartingABusiness
#AcquiringCustomers
#BuildingATeam
#RaisingFunds
#ScalingUp

  Franchising

#BuyingAFranchise
#FranchisingABusiness

  Startup connections #StartupConnections
Environment Biodiversity

#HabitatDestruction
#ExcessiveHunting

  Climate change #Activism
#ClimateChange
#PotentialOpportunities
  Clean energy

#SolarPower
#WindPower
#OtherRenewableEnergy
#EnergyStorage
#ElectricVehicles
#OtherTechnologies

  Pollution #AirPollution
#FightingPollution
#LightPollution
#PersonalPollution
#RadioactivePollution
#SoilPollution
#VisualPollution
#WaterPollution
  Sustainability

#NeedForConservation
#SustainableTechnologies

Family and Parenting Adoption

#AdoptionCost
#AdoptionProblems
#AdoptionProcess
#GayAdoption
#InternationalAdoption

  Adopted child seeking birth parents #SeekingBirthMother
#SeekingBirthFather
#SeekingBiologicalParents
  Bad parenting

#BadParentingImpact
#StopBadParenting

  Day-to-day parenting #AcademicProblems
#Disobedience
#DisrespectForWomen
#Lying
#Patience
#Shoplifting
#SexualActivity
#WorkLifeBalance
  Elder care

#Caregivers
#Downsizing
#ElderCare
#FamilySupport
#Homecare
#SpousalSupport
#Telehealth

  Generational differences #HowToTalkTo
  Gifted children #GiftedChildren
  Empty nesters #WhatDoIDoNow
  Family breakdown #FamilyBreakDown
  Influence of media and technology on children #MediaInfluenceOnKids
#TechnologyInfluenceOnKids
  Maintaining family values #MaintainingFamilyValues
  Mentally challenged children #MentallyChallengedKids
  Millennial parents

#GettingChildrensInputs
#ModernParentingTechniques
#StayAtHomeDads
#UsingSocialMedia

  Military wives #HowAreYou
#MilitaryWivesNetworking
  New parents #LackOfSleep
#FindingTime
#NewParents
#Tantrums
  Older parents

#LossOfLovedOne
#Moving
#Transition

  Single parents

#BreakupEffectOnChildren
#ContinuingConflictEffects
#EnteringNewRelationships
#CustodyAndVisitationProblems

  Teen parents

#ChildrensSuccess
#EconomicIssues
#HealthIssues
#Schooling

  Working while raising kids #WorkingWhileRaisingKIds
Fashion Accessories

#MakeAccessories
#HowToAccesorize

  Apparel

#DIYFashion
#FashionDesign
#FashionShows
#KidsFashion
#IntimateApparel
#MensFashion
#PlusFashion
#WomensFashion
#WomensFashionTrends

  Handbags

#DesigningAndSellingHandbags
#HandbagsInFashion

  Jewelry

#CleaningJewelry
#DoItYourselfJewelry
#TypesoOfJewelry
#WearingJewelry

  Shoes

#CaringForShoes
#ShoeFashions
#WhatShoesToWear

  Style

#FashionStylist
#PhotoShoot

Food Beverages #EnergyDrinks
#HealthyDrinks
  Cooking #Cooking
#CookingLight
#NewFoodConcepts
  Exotic foods #ExoticFoods
  Gluten free foods #CeliacTravel
#GlutenFreeDiet
  Healthy foods #HealthyFoods
#HealthyFoodsDuringPregnancy
  Nutrition #Nutrition
  Super foods #SuperFoods
  Vegan #Vegan
Healthy lifestyle Ayurveda #Ayurveda
  Body building #BodyBuilding
  Diet

#DietPlans
#EffectiveWeightControlPrograms
#HowToLoseWeight
#MediterraneanDiet
#NurtitionalSupplements
#PaleoDiet
#VegetarainDiet

  Fitness

#Fitness
#FitnessTracking
#ImproveFitness

  Meditation

#Meditation
#Mindfulness

  Naturopathy #Naturopathy
  Supplements

#EffectiveSupplements
#SupplementsProvenHarmful

  Teen health #TeenHealthTalk
  Work life balance #WorkLifeBalance
  Yoga #YogaExercises
#YogaStyles
Hobbies and interests Books

#Bestsellers
#Classics
#FaithAndFamily
#Fiction
#History
#Philosophy
#SelfImprovement

  Body art #Tattoos
  Ceramics

#Pottery
#Stoneware
#Tableware

  Comics #Comics
  Crafts

#Beading
#DIYCrafts
#KidsCrafts
#PaperCrafts
#Quilting
#Sewing

  Gardening ideas #Landscaping
#Plants
  Motor sports

#DragRacing
#DirtBikes
#FormulaOne
#Nascar

  Outdoors #Camping
#Fishing
#MountainClimbing
#ScubaDiving
  Painting

#Oils
#WaterColors

  Photography

#AmateurPhotography
#CommercialPhotography
#FilmPhotography
#PhotoOfTheDay

  Remote controlled toys devices #Drones
#RcCars
#RcHelicopters
  Sculpture

#Carvings
#Figurines
#ModernSculpture

  Video games #Nintendo
#PC
#PlayStation
#XBox
How to... Accelerate business growth

#AccelerateBusinessGrowth
#ContactsAndReferrals
#HelpAndGuidance

  Be happy #BeHappy
  Find an ideal mate #fFndIdealMate
  Get a date #DatingAdvice
  Get admitted to college of choice #ChoiceCollegeAdmission
  Get balance in life #WorkLifeBalance
  Listen #ListenEffectively
  Make and keep friends #MakeFriends
  Make and save money #MakeAndSaveMoney
  Manage disability #ManageDisability
  Pay for college #CollegeScholarships
#PayForCollege
  Run a business #RunABusiness
#DevelopNewProducts
#DevelopStrategy
  Start over #StartOver
Loneliness Get over loneliness #ElderOrphans
#GetOverLoneliness
  Fight loneliness related depression #FightLonelinessDepression
  I am lonely

#JustSayHi
#MarriedButLonely
#SpeakToMe
#SpeakToSomeoneMyAge

Mental health Anxiety #DepressionPanic
#Fear
#PanicAttacks
#SocialAnxiety
  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder #ADHD
  Autism #Autism
  Conduct disorder #ConductDisorder
  Depression #AntiDepressants
#Depression
#DepressionSymptoms
  Eating disorder #EatingDisorder
  Paranoia #Paranoia
  Post traumatic stress disorder  #PTSD
  Resilience #Resilience
#BecomeResilient
  Stress #Stress
  Substance abuse #AlcoholAbuse
#DrugAbuse
#HeroinAbuse
#MethAbuse
#OpioidAbuse
#SubstanceAbuseDetox
#SubstanceAbuseEffectOnHealth
  What to do now #WhatToDoNow
Music Becoming a music artist #AdviceFromMusicians
#MusicMarketing
#MusicPromotion
  Music performance

#MusculoskeletalTrauma
#PerformanceAnxiety

  Music videos #HowToMakeMusicVideos
Personal development Accountability

#Accountability
#CreatingCulture
#GoalSetting
#ResultsAchievement

  Coaching

#BusinessCoaching
#CareerCoaching
#ExecutiveCoaching
#FamilyCoaching
#LifeCoaching
#OrganizationalCoaching
#PerformanceCoaching
#SkillsCoaching
#TeamFacilitation
#TransitionalCoaching

  Leadership

#Leadership
#AutocraticLeadership
#CrossCulturalLeadership
#DemocraticLeadership
#StrategicLeadership
#TransformationalLeadership

  Self confidence #BuildingSelfconfidence
  Self esteem #BuildingSelfesteem
  Shaping character #ShapingCharacter
Pets and Animals Animal cruelty #AnimalCruelty
#EthicalAnimalTreatment
  Birds #Parrots
#EndangeredBirds
  Cats #CatBreeds
#CatFood
#CatGrooming
  Dogs #DogBehaviorTherapy
#DogBreeds
#DogFood
#DogGrooming
#DogIntelligence
#DogTraining
  Pet adoption

#AnimalLove
#PetAdoption

  Pet rescue #PetRescue
Relationships Abuse #Abuse
  Dating issues

#DateRape
#OtherDatingIssues

  Divorce/Separation #Divorce
#Separation
  Family #DevelopFamilyValues
  Friends #Friends
#Friendship
#MaintainFriends
  Loss of loved one #LossOfLovedOne
  Relationship management #Communication
#Intimacy
#RelationshipManagement
  Romance #Romance
  Singles #HowToBeSingle
  Who am I #WhoAmI
Social issues Anger #AngerManagement
  Body image #BodyImage
  Bullying #Bullying
#EmotionalAbuse
  Corruption removal #CorruptionRemoval
  Cyberbullying #CyberBullying
#CyberHarassment
  Discrimination #Discrimination
  Domestic violence #ChildAbuse
#EmotionalAbuse
#PhysicalAbuse
  Drunk driving #DrunkDriving
  LBGT issues #LBGTIssues
  Poverty #Poverty
#Hunger
#WorldHunger
  Rape #Rape
#SexAbuse
  Sanitation #Sanitation
  Women’s rights #EqualAchievement
#GenderEquality
#WomenEmpowerment
  Clean water availability #CleanWater
Sports American football #Concussions
  Basketball #RacialAndCulturalIssues
  Field hockey

#HandAndWristInjuries
#FacialInjuries
#IncreasingSafety

  Golf #RevivingGolf
  Rowing #BackInjures
#KneeInjuries
#PainAndOtherInjuries
#RowersDiet
   
  Soccer
 

#MentalIllnessFrom Injuries
#PayDiscrimination

Strategic networking Operational effectiveness

#BeingEffective
#DealingWithGlassCeiling
#ExercisingLeadership 
#EnhancingProductivity

  Business connections

#HelpfulMinds
#InvestmentIdeas
#MediaConnections
#Moguls
#MoneyConnections

  Mentoring #HelpWith
#MentorMenteeConnections
  MLM connections #ForMLMConnections
  Shop talk

#ManagerToManager
#MarketerToMarketer
#ProfessionalToProfessional
#SalesPersonToSalesPerson
#SeniorManagerToSeniorManager
#TechnologistToTechnologist

Travel Couples fun

#CouplesFun

  Exotic places

#ExoticPlaces

  Family fun 

#FamilyFun

  Traveling alone #MenTravelingAlone
#WomenTravelingAlone
  Travel planning

#DIYTravelPlanning
#UsingTravelAgents

  Vacation ideas #AdventureTravel
#AroundTheWorld
#AfricanDestinations
#AsianDestinations
#AustralasianDestinations
#Central-SouthAmericanDestinations
#EuropeanDestinations
#NorthAmericanDestinations
#MyBestVacations
#OtherIdeas
Trending Data security

#AirplaneControls
#Cars
#MedicalDevices
#MobilePayments

  Technology innovation

#CrowdsourcedResources
#MedicalAdvances
#Robots
#SelfDrivingCars

Weddings Bridal fashions #BridalDresses
#BridesmaidDresses
  Groom fashions #MensWeddingFashions
  Services #ServiceProviders
  Wedding ideas #ThemeWeddings
#WeddingIdeas
Workplace issues Conflict #ConflictWithBoss
#ConflictWithCoworker
  DiSC profiles #UsingDiSCProfiles
  Generational differences #ManagingGenerationalDifferences
  Hostile environment #DifficultBoss
#DfficultCoworker
#DiscriminationAtWork
#Harassment
#HostileEnvironment
#ImminentlLayoff
#SexualHarassment
#WorkplaceBullying
  Managing

#MultiGenerationalWorkforce
#TriggeringPerformance
#Other

  Pay #LowPay
  Recognition #BossTakesCredit
#CoworkerTakesCredit
#PassedOveForPromotion
#PassedOverForJobtransfer
#NoRecognition
#Unappreciated
#Undervalued
  Stress #ManagingStress

During your registration process, first choose one or more categories depending on your Plan.  Then, in each category, choose the topics of interest to you where you want to find other like-minded people.  Each topic is associated with conversation item hashtags.  These are also referenced in the in the Hashtagged Conversation Items Directory accessible from your PersonalPage™.  You must select at least one hashtag, but no more than two at a time.  Selecting the hashtag that comes closest to your interest and/or experience helps refine the match with a potential contact. 

TalkToShare® entertains requests from its members for suggestions of additional categories, topics, and hashtagged conversations items to expand the current list

The MakeADiff™ category is always available for free.  Use this category to find and communicate with other like-minded people anywhere to make a difference in other people’s lives through acts of kindness!

How many categories can I choose?

You can just select the MakeADiff™ free category.

If you subscribe, you can select

  • MakeADiff™ free category

and

  • One more category with the Basic Plan, or
  • Four more categories with the Standard Plan, or
  • Twelve more categories with the Plus Plan

There are no limits on the number of topics you can choose within your selected category. Choose as many as are appropriate.  This will maximize your chances to identify a larger list of potential contacts, a subset of whom who may want to speak with.

Categories can be changed for multiple interests paid Plans with yearly subscription.  See Pricing for information on the different Plans that we offer.

Last updated: 30 Oct 2017

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