Step 3: Who Will Tweet? Useful to have more than one person to tweet from the organizational accountAssign days of the week/”beats” to Tweet
Tips:-Only set the account if they like technology and have the time to Tweet-You can tweet on their behalf from organizational account using OH (Overheard)More tips here: http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2010/02/should-ceos-and-executive-directors-use-social-media.html
Holly Ross is the ED of NTEN – NTEN has an organizational account, but all staff tweet with NTEN in their twitter account. They’re encouraged to reach out to members, talk about work, and have personality – but be professional. It’s part of their social media policy.
Clearly identified with organizationUses it to share professional learning about the field – live tweets from conferences and events
What to Tweet:Here's a basic list of what to Tweet and some tips on getting your tweets retweeted and more on the Art of Retweet. Need more Twitter conversation starters? Here they are.
Search for basic keywords related to your causeYou can search on the web interface and save it for laterNext month we’ll show you some different Twitter clients that make it easy to search
For example, #2amt is a group of theatre creative directors that chat on Twitter for peer support and share.
http://www.backtweets.com – will show who is tweeting your links – they may not always @replyNote the free version is limited.
Establish a 15 minute work flow twice a day and do it every day for 21 daysSearch for your keywords or hashtags and retweet or respondScan your Twitter timeline from your follower, check your lists or specific followersReply to any tweets, including thanking people for retweetingCompose your tweetsHang out for a few minutes
Create a “Twitter Formula”5 tweets a day – one of each kindShare it with other staffWhen you get the hand of it – less than half-hour per day
Peer Discussion (35 minutes)Now It is Time for Us To Ask/Answer Questions and Share TipsLet’s go in alphabetical order by organization name. I want to give everyone a chance to speak for a few minutes. So, please be brief as possible. If you don’t want to talk that’s okay too – just let me know.Call out the organization, tell them to unmute – and ask:What questions do you have about the Art of Tweeting?What will you put into practice this month?
Reflection and Closing (5 minutes)I want everyone to take a silent minute and reflect on what steps you need to do this month before we meet again for your Twitter experiment. Type it into the chat.Just a reminder, for the next call, we’re going to cover building your following
LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA: BECOMING A NETWORKED ARTS NONPROFIT Twitter Cohort GroupConference Call 2: June 6, 2011 Track 1: Beginner Beth Kanter and Julie Pippert, Zoetica
Agenda Roll Call (5 minutes)Wiki Questions (5 minutes)Twitter Experiment: Art of Tweeting (20minutes)Peer Assist (25 minutes) Reflection and Next Call
Roll Call: Phone/Voice When I call your name, Unmute by *7, say hello and Mute by *6 Type into the chat: Last month we shared some tips on articulating a SMART Twitter objective, identifying the audience, and designing your profile. What did you put in practice?
Wiki: Remember Your Journals http://zoetica-training.wikispaces.com/Participants+Track+1 Reflections to add: What did you do? What did you learn?What is not yet clear?
A reminder about where to get “just in time” help …. http://zoetica-training.wikispaces.com/help http://www.facebook.com/Beth.Kanter.Blog
The Art of Tweeting Who will Tweet? What will you Tweet? Writing Great TweetsListen and find people to follow Work Flow Steps 3 and 4 http://zoetica-training.wikispaces.com/twitter
What To Tweet Tweet relevant valuable information (not your organization) 1 out of every 10 Tweets about your organization Introduce followers to each other Promote on other channels Use #hashtags Reply instead of post Say something provocative or funny Ask questions
Writing Great Tweets Omit Needless Words Describe, Simplify, Avoid One thought per Tweet
Type into the Chat: What makes this a great Tweet?
What about this Tweet? Type into the Chat: What makes this a great Tweet?
“Reply to any direct questions you get. To not do so is to miss the point of the Twitter altogether.” – Jo Johnson, marketing manager Source: Marc Van Bree