HOW DO IBREAK THE ICE?A GUIDE TOUSING TINYVOX ON IOSTO MAKE MEANINGFULNEW CONNECTIONS FAST
THERE’S SOMEONEYOU’D LIKE TO KNOW• you need some way of getting in touch with them• they might be a celebrity or journalist on twitter…• …a person you met a while ago that you want to meet again• …or an OLD FRIEND you haven’t seen in a few years in person• …or someone you meet in person in the present• this happens spontaneously, without forethought• you’re INSPIRED to get in touch with them again• or you want to befriend a person you just met• we always forget amazing ideas we have• ideas are valuable and memorable• send them an IDEA in your OWN VOICE to break the ice.
WHAT IS BREAKING THE ICE?• Someone is on twitter all the time and you’d like to saysomething to them but you don’t know them personally• You think someone could help you, and you’d like to ask• Opening up the option for a further, deeper bond withsomeone you meet casually and would like to know better• Giving both you and the person you’d like to know theoption of communicating at a later time (getting the “digits”)• Sparking a conversation with several followups on twitter• Posting a “nice meeting you!” voicemail on their FacebookGet their twitter, email, phone #, or be Facebook friends. Key.
HAVE TINYVOX ON YOURHOME SCREEN READY TO GO• You can either make a voice message for them…• …or tape their idea (ask permission first of course!!!)
FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU CANSAY THAT’D INTEREST THEM• If it’s their idea, of course this doesn’t apply.• Have something to SAY. Maybe you need their HELP.• Read their twitter feed and profile and find a topic.• Did they just write about something? Got a question to ask?• If you’re with them live, ask them cool questions• You might meet someone with a cool project – tell them youcan help them tell their story and tweet it out for them to RT• Find a way to THANK them (hat tip to @garyvee)
OPEN TINYVOX AND TAPE !!!• It’s like you’re leaving avoicemail – but over Twitter!• They might not open an email but they often read tweets• If you’re meeting them in person, ask their permission• Ask them great questionslike you’re interviewing them• If they’ve got a project, they can RT the audio you tweet out (podcasting)• If you’re tweeting to them, enter their @username in the TAPE LABEL like pictured.
PAUSE ANDTYPE TEXT• Need a break? Pause.• Want to type while theyhold forth? Hit the “Typetext” button and you cantype up their ideas whilethey talk as a summary.
IN PERSON? ASK THEM TO ADDTHEMSELVES TO YOUR CONTACTS• Open your Contacts app• Add a New Contact• Ask them to fill it outthemselves – it’s faster
IF THAT’S TOO MUCH, JUSTEMAIL IT TO THEM• Touch Share or the Play / Share button • Touch the Email icon & pick “Email A Friend” • Enter their email (they can type it in)
HOW DOES THIS BREAK THEICE IN A UNIQUE WAY?• Your voice communicates the real you• It’s surprising and memorable to hear someone talk to you• It’s easier than carefully composing an email• Spoken words say more and can state things uniquely• They probably will be intrigued and maybe even talk back• If you get no reply, it’s not like you bothered them that much• Follow up by friending them on Facebook with their email• Keep in touch regularly – especially if you “got the digits” ;)