|I kid, I kid.|
Even though many people just got hip to Twitter in the past year or so, Twitter and I have had a relationship since 2008. It didn’t start out as anything serious. We were just having fun. But then…Twitter and I decided to make a big commitment. We became professional partners and have been living happily in my career ever since.
What? Yeah, well, let me explain. Part of my professional job is tweeting for and creating strategy for a large company account. In every job I’ve had, Twitter has played a fairly big role. I accidentally jumped into a career in social media — and I’m so glad I did!
Now, nearly 8,000 followers later, I’ve learned some pretty nifty tricks. met some pretty awesome people from the Twitterverse, and get to teach other people how to be effective Tweeters.
I even spent two years working on Capitol Hill teaching Members of Congress about why THEY should be using Twitter to reach their Constituents. And, let’s just say, a lot of them listened!
e. *Follow STAFF at these places to make personal connections with them.
|My company Twitterfeed: See the use of hashtags, @handles, links & RTing friends.|
d. You’ve got to see this amazing recipe from @ThatsSoMichelle. To die for! [LINK]
a. How do you find Twitter handles? Google variations of names/places + “Twitter” and usually it will come up or try searching their website. See below.
How do you measure your influence?
*The video below is one I show during presentations. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth a watch!
|See how these conference attendees use the hashtag #CPAC2012 to talk to others that are there.|
2) When you meet anyone in person, follow it up with a “Nice meeting @KellyAtkins today. Look forward to checking out xyz.com.” It is NOT rude to as if the person you are speaking with has Twitter. Ask! Write it down. After you’ve met someone in person, your tweets to/from eachother in the future mean 10 times more. Trust me!
3) Booths & Cards. Pick up a card from every booth. Then, Google to see if they are on Twitter. Follow them. Tweet them to say it was nice stopping by their booth. Tell them to check out your blog, website, company. Make sure you respond if they respond.