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New to Twitter? Not sure how it can help you market yourself and your business? View this presentation and find out.

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    • Market Yourself Using Twitter A Web Tutorial for Beginners Prepared by Saundra Washington Technology Tools for Real Estate www.techtools4re.com
    • Millions of people use Twitter to market themselves and their businesses.
    • You can too. This tutorial will show you how.
    • So, what is Twitter, anyway?
    • Twitter is a micro-blogging platform. That means it’s an Internet application you can use to post short, quick messages (called “tweets”) on the Internet for anyone to read.
    • Those messages can be about anything.
    • Some people use Twitter to let their friends know what they’ve been doing.
    • Others use it to demonstrate their expertise and enhance their reputation.
    • Still others use Twitter to attract customers.
    • Twitter is easy to use and absolutely free. In fact, there’s almost no reason not to use it.
    • To get started, go to www.twitter.com and create an account.
    • Use your real name as your username, or create one that reflects your business.
    • Add a picture to your profile.
    • Include a one- sentence bio that describes your business...
    • ...and a link to your company’s website or FaceBook Page.
    • Once your account is set up, you’ll need followers and something to “tweet” about.
    • First, let’s discuss how to get followers.
    • At first, Twitter assigns you a group of followers.
    • But you’ll want followers who matter to you.
    • One way to get these followers is to follow them. Many will follow you back.
    • To find people to follow, click the “Find People” tab at the top of your Home Page.
    • Enter the name of a person whose Twitter account you want to find.
    • Find your person...
    • ...and click the “Follow” button to start following him or her.
    • That person’s twitter messages (“tweets”) will now be available for you to see.
    • Alternatively, you can search by topic. Navigate to Twitter Search: www.search.twitter.com
    • Enter a search term relevant to your field.
    • This will help you find people tweeting about your area of expertise.
    • Decide which of these people you want to follow.
    • Follow prospective customers, but also colleagues and experts in your field.
    • You can also use Advanced Search to find people in your geographic area to follow.
    • Enter your city to see current messages from people near you.
    • Follow the ones who are most interesting.
    • When you follow people, many will follow you back and your list of followers will grow.
    • Now you’re ready to tweet. But what should you tweet about?
    • Do not start by tweeting about your products or what you can do for people.
    • Instead, start by just watching what others are doing.
    • You’ll notice that many successful tweeters offer advice or useful information.
    • They post links to other people’s blog articles or try to help others.
    • Or they give credit to others by repeating (“retweeting”) their messages.
    • You should do the same thing.
    • Find interesting news stories and timely articles on the Internet.
    • Tweet about those stories and include links to those articles. Use an application like www.bit.ly.com to shorten the URL to fit inside 140 characters.
    • Or “retweet” the messages of others. Put “RT” in front of the person’s username or use the Retweet Button.
    • Only occasionally should you post messages about your products or services.
    • Some people may like your posts and share them with others.
    • Others may comment on your tweets.
    • When others comment, they’ll address you by putting “@” in front of your username.
    • Engage your followers by Tweet Tweet responding to their comments.
    • Start commenting on other people’s tweets.
    • Follow the people you meet this way or people whose comments you enjoy.
    • Continue in this manner and your following on Twitter will grow.
    • Soon you’ll be communicating with people from all over the world.
    • And all of them will know something about you and your business.
    • The more interesting your tweets, the more respect your business will get.
    • Remember: Never make the mistake of tweeting only about your yourself.
    • And avoid sending constant or repeating messages about your products and services.
    • Nobody likes spam and people will ignore you or stop listening.
    • There’s more to know about using Twitter and much more to know about Internet marketing.
    • Hopefully, this tutorial gets you started.
    • To learn more, visit www.techtools4re.com