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How to use Facebook and
Twitter to grow your business
Social Media is Everywhere
Don’t………
• Only 50 million in the US

• 175 million Facebook Users, growing @ 5 million a week globally

•Under 25 age group < 25% ...
• 47% 18-34 age group
• 31% 35-49 age group
• 21% 50+ age group


• 6 million tweeters in
1.5years


• 974% increase in UK...
Social Media for Business

 So what is it about then?
        Brand
        Community
        Customers
        Engage
   ...
Ten ways to use                              for business

1. Meet your industry peers
2. Find and source industry contact...
Register twice
                                         Fill in the bio AND
 Name & Company                        upload ...
Tweet: An update message with a maximum length of 140
           characters, visible by everyone including Google
        ...
The six types of Tweets
1.   Info tweet
2.   Re-tweet or RT
3.   Help tweet
4.   Postman tweet
5.   Smiley tweet
6.   Fina...
Ten reasons to use                  for business
1. Branding
2. Hiring people
3. Traffic
4. Networking
5. Notify customers...
So, have you got the idea of Social Media now?
Search for the Chamber facebook using

                    Lexington, VA Chamber

                Follow the Chamber on Tw...
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Chamber  Facebook  Twitter  Presentation
Chamber  Facebook  Twitter  Presentation
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  1. 1. How to use Facebook and Twitter to grow your business
  2. 2. Social Media is Everywhere
  3. 3. Don’t………
  4. 4. • Only 50 million in the US • 175 million Facebook Users, growing @ 5 million a week globally •Under 25 age group < 25% of entire Facebook population • The fastest growing group on Facebook is 35-44 year olds …………………………followed closely by the 55+ age group
  5. 5. • 47% 18-34 age group • 31% 35-49 age group • 21% 50+ age group • 6 million tweeters in 1.5years • 974% increase in UK internet traffic in 1 yr
  6. 6. Social Media for Business So what is it about then? Brand Community Customers Engage Traffic
  7. 7. Ten ways to use for business 1. Meet your industry peers 2. Find and source industry contacts 3. It opens doors previously closed 4. Build and develop business relationships 5. Raise your profile in your sector 6. Develop your brand 7. You can be niche and proud of it 8. Create a business page 9. Place very targeted adverts 10. Cost effective marketing, branding and recruiting – FREE! (apart from adds)
  8. 8. Register twice Fill in the bio AND Name & Company upload a photo of YOU name Use one of the Make sure you enter platforms: your website URL Remember Tweetdeck.com | 140 characters Twhirl.org | Twitterific only!!
  9. 9. Tweet: An update message with a maximum length of 140 characters, visible by everyone including Google Following: you see the tweets when people you follow update them Followers: they see your tweets when you update Twitter @replies: you reply with @username, and engage in conversation Direct Messages: if you follow each other, you can send private direct messages to each other – DM’s Why people won’t follow you in return 1. You have a picture of your dog as your image 2. According to your bio, you don’t exist 3. You are obviously going to try and sell me something 4. You are not playing by Twitter rules
  10. 10. The six types of Tweets 1. Info tweet 2. Re-tweet or RT 3. Help tweet 4. Postman tweet 5. Smiley tweet 6. Finally the ‘you’ tweet ..and just watch the ratio
  11. 11. Ten reasons to use for business 1. Branding 2. Hiring people 3. Traffic 4. Networking 5. Notify customers | job seekers 6. Latest news 7. Find prospects 8. Get feedback 9. Track your competitors 10. Mobile – everywhere
  12. 12. So, have you got the idea of Social Media now?
  13. 13. Search for the Chamber facebook using Lexington, VA Chamber Follow the Chamber on Twitter http://twitter.com/lexrockchamber Questions???: Josh.Connell@GoWireless.net or http://twitter.com/JoshConnell

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