Tweet, Tweet, Twitter Twitter Fast-track Your Way To Harnessing Twitter Gerry Kirk @gerrykirk
Outline <ul><li>Twitter introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Get set up </li></ul><ul><li>Test the waters </li></ul><ul><li>Lab ...
What is Twitter?
Like a big cocktail party
A stream of conversations
Breaking news
Get product offers
Follow product updates
Disperse info during crisis http://www.startribune.com
Hudson River plane crash
Doing good Laura “@Pistachio” Fitton
Donate through Twitter
Engage, support community
Promote site content
How Popular Is Twitter?
Growing faster than Facebook
Invasion of the Soccer Moms
Twitter Use Brainstorm What possibilities do you see?
My Twitter Path What is  Twitter? What is  Twitter? This is seriously stupid. I can find people interested in Pair Vote. C...
Let's Get Started
What's in a Name? <ul><li>GerryKirk </li></ul><ul><li>gkirk </li></ul><ul><li>GMan </li></ul><ul><li>SniffingRoses </li></ul>
Building Your Community - Local http://twittgroups.com/group/ssm
Building Your Community - Local http://search.twitter.com/advanced
Network / Activity – Based Recos http://www.mrtweet.net
Users by Topic http://wefollow.com/
Followers' Faves http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/
Sprucing Up Your Profile
Make a good impression http://www.faceyourmanga.com Good to be square
Introduce yourself <ul><li>One line bio (160 char) </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Web address </li></ul>
Interactive Twitter Tool a Must
Tweet Exercises <ul><li>Follow @gerrykirk </li></ul><ul><li>Post:  Just signed up, sitting in @gerrykirk 's Twitter Essent...
More sample tweets <ul><li>Just joined Twitter. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it works for me/connecting with m...
Twitter etiquette
Everyone can hear you Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily c...
Be honest, interesting, unselfish
Leave when you want “I'm sitting in an airplane waiting to take off. Still waiting. Reading Seth Godin's latest while the ...
Plug moderately
Thank-you! Twitter: @gerrykirk Email: gerry@gerrykirk.net Slides: gerrykirk.net/twitter-course-april-2009
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Slides from an introductory course I gave on using Twitter. Lots of examples, links and tips to get productive right away.

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  • Twitter Essentials: Examples and Steps to Get Started

    1. 1. Tweet, Tweet, Twitter Twitter Fast-track Your Way To Harnessing Twitter Gerry Kirk @gerrykirk
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Twitter introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Get set up </li></ul><ul><li>Test the waters </li></ul><ul><li>Lab / Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Twitter?
    4. 4. Like a big cocktail party
    5. 5. A stream of conversations
    6. 6. Breaking news
    7. 7. Get product offers
    8. 8. Follow product updates
    9. 9. Disperse info during crisis http://www.startribune.com
    10. 10. Hudson River plane crash
    11. 11. Doing good Laura “@Pistachio” Fitton
    12. 12. Donate through Twitter
    13. 13. Engage, support community
    14. 14. Promote site content
    15. 15. How Popular Is Twitter?
    16. 16. Growing faster than Facebook
    17. 17. Invasion of the Soccer Moms
    18. 18. Twitter Use Brainstorm What possibilities do you see?
    19. 19. My Twitter Path What is Twitter? What is Twitter? This is seriously stupid. I can find people interested in Pair Vote. Cool! What a time sink. Is this worth it? Meeting fascinating people, going to #ChangeCamp! Learning what else is going on. Helping & learning from others is fun
    20. 20. Let's Get Started
    21. 21. What's in a Name? <ul><li>GerryKirk </li></ul><ul><li>gkirk </li></ul><ul><li>GMan </li></ul><ul><li>SniffingRoses </li></ul>
    22. 22. Building Your Community - Local http://twittgroups.com/group/ssm
    23. 23. Building Your Community - Local http://search.twitter.com/advanced
    24. 24. Network / Activity – Based Recos http://www.mrtweet.net
    25. 25. Users by Topic http://wefollow.com/
    26. 26. Followers' Faves http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/
    27. 27. Sprucing Up Your Profile
    28. 28. Make a good impression http://www.faceyourmanga.com Good to be square
    29. 29. Introduce yourself <ul><li>One line bio (160 char) </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Web address </li></ul>
    30. 30. Interactive Twitter Tool a Must
    31. 31. Tweet Exercises <ul><li>Follow @gerrykirk </li></ul><ul><li>Post: Just signed up, sitting in @gerrykirk 's Twitter Essentials class. #gktwit </li></ul><ul><li>Post: See what we are learning: http://twitteressentials.eventbrite.com #gktwit </li></ul><ul><li>Search for #gktwit </li></ul><ul><li>Reply to @gerrykirk's tweet: Yes, I'm having the time of my life. You should charge twice as much! #gktwit </li></ul><ul><li>Send @gerrykirk a direct message: Here is my credit card number: <insert valid number here> </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet a message in your stream </li></ul><ul><li>Post a picture from class: Class in session: <url to pic> </li></ul>
    32. 32. More sample tweets <ul><li>Just joined Twitter. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it works for me/connecting with my friends/find out more about X. </li></ul><ul><li>Check this out – it made me laugh (Link to cartoon/video/article you have bookmarked) </li></ul><ul><li>One of you people MUST have my keys. I know I left them right here. </li></ul><ul><li>Still not sure how to balance Twitter with Facebook. Same thing? Annoyingly different? </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.&quot; - Jim Ryun </li></ul><ul><li>Trying out PeopleBrowsr http://peoplebrowsr.com for Twitter, so far I like/hate it. </li></ul><ul><li>Happy to see Habs getting beat. Go Leafs! </li></ul><ul><li>@gerrykirk looks better on Twitter than in person. </li></ul><ul><li>Ugh. Too much cheese. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish my sweetie were here right now. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Twitter etiquette
    34. 34. Everyone can hear you 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. Who is the hiring manager? I'm sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the Web.
    35. 35. Be honest, interesting, unselfish
    36. 36. Leave when you want “I'm sitting in an airplane waiting to take off. Still waiting. Reading Seth Godin's latest while the plane sits here.”
    37. 37. Plug moderately
    38. 38. Thank-you! Twitter: @gerrykirk Email: gerry@gerrykirk.net Slides: gerrykirk.net/twitter-course-april-2009

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