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Introduction to Twitter      Lorna Sixsmith      Write on Track         www.writeontrack.ie
What is Twitter?•   Micro blogging•   A public conversation made of text messages•   A social media platform•   You follow...
A Tweet – my followers can see this              www.writeontrack.ie
Sending Tweets – use @        www.writeontrack.ie
Retweet – copying someone else’stweet so your followers will see it              www.writeontrack.ie
Mentioning A Person Within A Tweet              www.writeontrack.ie
Hashtags www.writeontrack.ie
Advantages of Hashtags• Join in Tweetchats and learn #blogchatie• Become part of communities #bcceu• Makes television more...
How to get started on Twitter• Go to Twitter.com• Sign up with email address• Choose a twitter username, write your bio,  ...
Hootsuite www.writeontrack.ie
Hootsuite• Go to hootsuite.com• Can have multiple twitter accounts and  colums• Easy to set up a column or list or keep an...
Good Twitter PracticeDo                                   Don’t• Respond                            • Set up auto-DMs• Tak...
Measure Success•   Number of followers•   Number of retweets•   Number of click throughs to website•   Number of conversio...
Find Lorna At•   www.twitter.com/writeontrack_L•   www.twitter.com/GarrendennyLane•   www.twitter.com/IrishFarmerette•   0...
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Thinking of using Twitter for your business - here's how to get started with some do's and don't recommendations too.

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  1. 1. Introduction to Twitter Lorna Sixsmith Write on Track www.writeontrack.ie
  2. 2. What is Twitter?• Micro blogging• A public conversation made of text messages• A social media platform• You follow others and they follow you• A way to promote your business• A way to become part of a community• 140 characters – with ‘proper English’ – very little text speak www.writeontrack.ie
  3. 3. A Tweet – my followers can see this www.writeontrack.ie
  4. 4. Sending Tweets – use @ www.writeontrack.ie
  5. 5. Retweet – copying someone else’stweet so your followers will see it www.writeontrack.ie
  6. 6. Mentioning A Person Within A Tweet www.writeontrack.ie
  7. 7. Hashtags www.writeontrack.ie
  8. 8. Advantages of Hashtags• Join in Tweetchats and learn #blogchatie• Become part of communities #bcceu• Makes television more entertaining #latelate #vinb #rtept• Network with other businesspeople #irishbizparty• Spread brand awareness – aim to trend #blogffestirl• Use at conferences to grow audience and connect delegates www.writeontrack.ie
  9. 9. How to get started on Twitter• Go to Twitter.com• Sign up with email address• Choose a twitter username, write your bio, link to your website, upload an avatar• Follow your first tweople• Upload a twitter header 1252 x 626 (in settings, then profile)• Shorten links using bit.ly www.writeontrack.ie
  10. 10. Hootsuite www.writeontrack.ie
  11. 11. Hootsuite• Go to hootsuite.com• Can have multiple twitter accounts and colums• Easy to set up a column or list or keep an eye on a hashtag• Can schedule tweets• Easy to shorten links www.writeontrack.ie
  12. 12. Good Twitter PracticeDo Don’t• Respond • Set up auto-DMs• Take part in conversations • Spam others• Tweet links to blog posts • Tweet about ‘you’ all the and interesting articles time• Share• Respond• Partake in tweet chats www.writeontrack.ie
  13. 13. Measure Success• Number of followers• Number of retweets• Number of click throughs to website• Number of conversions www.writeontrack.ie
  14. 14. Find Lorna At• www.twitter.com/writeontrack_L• www.twitter.com/GarrendennyLane• www.twitter.com/IrishFarmerette• 086 1051007 www.writeontrack.ie
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