VolunTweet Up Presentation

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A quick overview of Twitter best practices, tools and examples. I gave this presentation at the Comcast VolunTweetUp on August 20th at Bell Harbor Conference Center. I was part of a panel of social media trainers helping non-profits better use Twitter and similar tools to help their causes.

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VolunTweet Up Presentation

  1. 1. VolunTweetUp Twitter Best Practices, Tools, Examples
  2. 2. VolunTweetUp Don’t get overwhelmed! (easier said than done)
  3. 3. VolunTweetUp <ul><li>Broadcast information </li></ul><ul><li>Engage others </li></ul><ul><li>Listen/Respond </li></ul>Twitter Mantra: Interact & use as 2-way communication tool
  4. 4. VolunTweetUp There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of Twitter tools – choose them based on needs (just like home improvement projects)
  5. 5. VolunTweetUp How to get followers: Be interesting & relevant!
  6. 6. VolunTweetUp <ul><li>RSS News Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader/News Alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyYahoo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashable/TechCrunch </li></ul><ul><li>Alltop/Topix </li></ul>Tools to help you be/stay interesting and relevant
  7. 7. VolunTweetUp Managing the flow – use tool such as Seesmic or Tweetdeck
  8. 8. VolunTweetUp Other tools: Hash Tags What are Hash Tags? Simply a way of “tagging” or identifying a topic
  9. 9. VolunTweetUp <ul><li>Use Multimedia! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tools to upload/tweet images & video instantly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are increasingly dealing with audience used to images </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. VolunTweetUp <ul><li>Final Thoughts/Advice: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It’s OK to initially dip your toes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask community for help (they will!) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key goals for social media strategy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. VolunTweetUp <ul><li>@David_Kaufer </li></ul><ul><li>@DiscoverTERIS </li></ul>Thank you for this opportunity! I look forward to Tweeting with you all!

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