I haven’t marketed my Twitter workshops for over a year and yet that’s still the number one topic I get asked about! I love helping people who want to work on Twitter as it has a huge part to play in today’s world, along with all the other social media platforms.
I work with many micro businesses and larger organisations on how they can utilise my favourite social media platform. To me it's all about fun engagement. That may well be the reason why all of my business still comes via Twitter – I love being part of it!
Follow less people
I see many experts following hundreds of people and I wonder how they find time within 24 hours to actually keep up with what’s going on in their lives? Of course it’s impossible to read everything 2000 people say on a daily basis, even if you have no need to work for a living! It’s mainly an exercise to alert people to you with the idea of getting them to follow you back, rather than engaging with every one of them. Or it's due to a sense of loyalty.
I would rather follow less people and really get to know them and support them when needed. It’s more fun plus people buy from people. Nowadays, people just tweet when they want to book their consultancy sessions with me!
No need to follow back
Only follow people who are interesting to you, regardless of whether they follow you or not. Feel free to change who you follow and if you want to keep track of more people than you can manage by following, there is always the list function.
Respond to people
Would you leave someone hanging around in your shop all day waiting for an answer? Responding to people who talk with you on Twitter in a timely fashion is courteous and builds strong relationships. Once again, people buy from people.
Put the social back in Social Media and enjoy building relationships. Arrange to meet people you like for a coffee and enjoy being able to help others by connecting them and recommending them to others.
Be the reliable tweeter
Be the one that always offers support and introductions and is there with a positive outlook on whatever is going on.
Be consistent on Twitter every day. Five minutes, three times a day is all it takes!
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