Twitter101

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Presentation on Twitter101 for business given by Brian Wallace, President of NowSourcing, Inc for Frannet.

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Twitter101

  1. 1. Twitter 101 Brian Wallace, President, NowSourcing, Inc.
  2. 2. Overview • What is Twitter? • Do I have time to use it? • How to use it • Do I need to use it? • How often to Tweet • How to reach people on Twitter • How to get followers • How to connect to LinkedIn
  3. 3. What is Twitter? Allows short posts, up to 140 characters • Leads / Conversation / Discussion • Sales (hard sell is a no-no) • Customer Service • Competitor Analysis / Info Gathering
  4. 4. What is Twitter? • 23 million unique visits • Off web visits • 26th largest site in the world (source: Alexa)
  5. 5. Do I have time to use it? • Yes • If you have time to write 1 email, you have time for 5 tweets
  6. 6. How to Use Twitter • Not just you – Be helpful – Help others – Don’t spam • Retweeting • Tweetmeme Buttons
  7. 7. How to Use Twitter • Web • Text • iPhone/Blackberry • Desktop apps • Images • Video
  8. 8. Twictionary • At Reply or @reply - a reply to another user • DM – direct message • Failwhale – graphic that appears when Twitter is over capacity • Hashtags or # – using a symbol at the end of a tweet to follow messages in a series. #followfriday, #musicmonday • Retweet (or RT) – repeating another’s tweet • Tweet – posting a Twitter message • Twitter Chats – becoming more popular – real-time discussions on a topical, regular basis – see #prchat, #agchat • Twitterverse – the Twitter community
  9. 9. Don’t Do This Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work. Fedex sent email to Board of Directors
  10. 10. Do This “We were able to get a good idea of Kevin's skills and interests just by conversing over Twitter for several months. While it doesn't remove the need for interviews, it makes the interview process more like hiring a friend than hiring a stranger.” -Peter Waldschmidt, CEO of Gnoso
  11. 11. Do I Need to Use It? • Only worth doing if you’re willing to learn and put in the time • Still worth getting a profile to protect you & your company’s identity
  12. 12. How Often Should I Tweet? • Average across Twitter is 4 per day • Others day 22 is optimal • Your own pace • Weekdays • Times of Day
  13. 13. How to Reach People • Polling • Search • Retweets • Apps • Tweetups • DM’s • Hashtags
  14. 14. How to Reach People • Search is your friend – Saved searches – Keyword/keyphrase search – Search by location – Twitabs – Refreshes for you
  15. 15. How to Get Followers • Not a magic trick • Consistency and relevance is key • Import your contacts • Look across your other networks • Often overlooked: signature block
  16. 16. How to Connect to LinkedIn • Company Buzz Application
  17. 17. Questions?
  18. 18. Contact Brian Wallace bwallace@nowsourcing.com 502.442.7914 nowsourcing.com @nowsourcing linkedin.com/in/nowsourcing

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