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Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
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Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
Twitter Simplified
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Twitter Simplified
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Twitter Simplified


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Twitter Simplified is especially useful for people in transitions. Step by step training on basic Twitter.

Twitter Simplified is especially useful for people in transitions. Step by step training on basic Twitter.

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  • 1. Twitter SimplifiedBy: Millie Duran-Gonzalez
  • 2. Who is Twitter?
    Is owned by Twitter, Inc. was incorporated in California.
    Founded in 2006
    Enables users to send and read short messages called tweets
    These tweets are displayed on your profile page and on the home page of everyone that follows you.
    Twitter Stats
    460,000 new sign-ups daily
    155,000,000 Tweets per day
    200,000,000+ registered users
  • 3. Why use Twitter?
    Learn about what is going on in your industry – Gives you access to the world.
    Get answers to your questions
    Conferences are using Twitter - Questions and remarks are being sent to the speaker and their staff.
    Now that LinkedIn went Public – Twitter will grow as more businesses are getting involved in social media
    Chat rooms
    Special discounts and promotions
    Find some of the hidden jobs!
  • 4. Things to do on Twitter?
    “Become an expert” - As an expert you become more visible to potential clients and employers
    Share useful content and quotes from your industry
    Ask relevant questions and engage others
    Share information and resources in your niche
    Join chats in your industry
    We will add to this list later…
  • 5. Don’t…
    When you send a message do not refer to it as twittering. You are tweeting.
    You can stalk people BUT don’t spam
    Don’t abbreviate - too much
    Remember everything you share is part of a public stream. Anybody can read it!
    Examples: “I am at the Braves game with my friends!”
    (You called in sick to work!)
    “I hate my boss”
    “I am going to be late to __ again”
  • 6. Setting-up a Twitter account
    Sign in
    Create my account
    Your username can be your name or as a job seeker you can use something that tells others what you do.
  • 7. Setting-up a Twitter account
  • 8. Your First Tweet
    • Open your email and click on the link Twitter sent you. We will continue working from this new window.
    • 9. Write your first tweet.
    • 10. In the box under
    “What’s happening” type in a short message. #MdgsGlobalCafe
    • Type #MdgsGlobalCafein the search field on the top tool bar. See your message? Congrats!
  • Setting-up a Twitter account
    Set-up your account and profile
    Go to the bar on the top of your twitter page
    Click on arrow by your handler name
    click on settings.
  • 11. Twitter Account
    • This page will open up.
    • 12. Next slides will provide a brief explanation of each tab.
  • Twitter
    Mobile – Put your cell phone number in the space. Then download the Twitter application on your phone.
    Notifications – Choose when and how often you would like Twitter to send you emails. Not necessary.
    Examples: When someone is following you, messages, replies, mentions etc.
    Design – Customize the way your Twitter looks. There are many different themes and colors, but don’t worry too much because we use so many applications that we do not see your site design.
    Applications - You can see and revoke access to sites you have allowed access.
  • 13. Twitter Profile
    Click on Profile tab - Edit
    Upload picture to differentiate yourself.
    Use your LinkedIn picture
    Be consistent so you are recognized.
    Name – Limit 20 characters
    Web – Put your personal website or LinkedIn website address
  • 14. Twitter Profile Cont.
    Bio – 160 characters including spaces.
    Write a bio that explains what you have to offer.
    Keywords are important, look at what you have on your resume and LinkedIn account. Again remember to be consistent on all your social media presence.
    @Lollydaskal - Speaker|Author|Motivator| Passionate about Inspiring & Empowering others to become their best Successful Self by Leading From Within
    @imjustcreative -Logo & identity designer for hire. Creating clean and unique logos, identities and rebrands. Iconic, typographic and minimalist tendencies. 25 years experience.
  • 15. Home
    On top of page go to Twitter tool bar
    Click on Home
    Timeline - stream of Tweets in real time order
    @mentions - contains @username anywhere in the body of the Tweet. Use it when you want a particular person to read the message.
  • 16. Profile
    Top of page, go to Twitter tool bar
    Click on Profile - tabs
    Tweets – shows you all your tweets
    Favorites - You can choose your favorite tweets
    Following - Will show you everyone you are following.
    Lists – You can create and manage lists of subjects to follow. Become an expert in your field.
    Messages – check daily and respond
  • 17. Who to Follow
    Click on Who to Follow
    Complete your profile before you start
    sending out invitations.
    Twitter will make suggestions
    usually based on who you
    follow and more.
    Browse interests
    Find Friends and associates
    Follow industry leaders
    Follow your target company
    People working inside your target company
    Follow people in your network. My handle is @mdgsGlobalCafe
  • 18. How do you find people to follow?
    When you find someone to follow, pick others from their list to follow.
    Useful sites - directory – search bios – keyword searches on your interests, then follow individuals on the list. – List of groups to follow
  • 19. Hashtags
    Hashtag - Use “#” is used to mark keywords or
    topic in a Tweet.
    Also use it to search for similarly-themed tweets. Examples: #Braves #Brands #HR
  • 20. Search Key Words for people in transitions
    • #Jobhuntchat – resume and cover letters
    - #jobseekers, #jobs, #hiring
    - #ITJobs, HRJobs,
    - #Atlanta, #NYC, #Miami
    • Give advice or get answers on #jobadvice
    • 21. Use “#Q” to ask questions on anything
    • 22. Search - type a few words without the hashtag.
    Send me your resume
    My company needs
    Does anybody know
  • 23. Key Points
    Make sure you have completed your profile before following anyone.
    You must have a picture
    Use minimal abbreviations in your tweets
    Make your tweets interesting and use hashtags
    Become an expert in your field
    Have fun!
  • 24. Questions?
  • 25. Advanced Features
    Sending direct messages
    Widgets - create a live stream for an event on your website, facebook, blog etc.
    Creating lists
    Use searches and mentions
    Management systems
    Twitter tools
    Tweets have a short shelf life – Timing is important
    Shorten URLS
    Trending topics
    Sending private messages
    Deleting and/or blocking tweets