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Twitter Tips for Business - August 2009

A presentation delivered for Smartcompany on how businesses can start using Twitter. An introduction to Twitter for business.

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Twitter Tips for Business - August 2009

  1. FOR BUSINESS – AUGUST 2009<br />Jason Davey<br />MANAGING DIRECTOR – DIGITAL MARKETING<br />
  2. Agenda:<br /> WHAT IS TWITTER?<br /> WHY USE TWITTER?<br /> WHAT IS TWITTER GOOD FOR?<br /> TIPS FOR SUCCESS<br /> Q&A<br />
  3. WHAT IS TWITTER?<br />Twitter is like public instant messenger, with a timeline.<br />Twitter lets you write and read messages of up to 140 characters, or the very length of this sentence, including all punctuation and spaces.<br />The messages are called Tweets, and can be sent from the Twitter website, or your mobile phone.<br />By “following” another Twitter user, their messages appear in your Twitter view so you can see the conversations that are taking place in real-time.<br />
  4. WHAT IS TWITTER?<br />Me!<br />My stats<br />People I am following, and what they are saying<br />My messages<br />Search box<br />Popular topics<br />Links to websites or photos, videos etc.<br />
  5. WHAT IS TWITTER?<br />Twitter user ID (15 characters max.)<br />Your name, location, website address and bio.<br />Your photo or logo<br />The people you are following<br />Your timeline of Tweets<br />Background image or brand image<br />Subscribe to RSS feed on Tweets<br />
  6. WHY USE TWITTER?<br />Ranked 15th most popular website in the world*<br />Between 700,000 – 1 million Twitter users in Australia (13th most popular site in Australia*)<br />Dell has driven more than $3M in sales via Twitter<br />Free to set up and get started!<br />*Alexa.com July 2009<br />
  7. WHY USE TWITTER?<br />*Alexa.com July 2009<br />
  8. MASSES COMMUNICATION<br />
  9. WHAT IS TWITTER GOOD FOR?<br />Growing brand/website awareness<br />Customer service and feedback channel<br />Promotion of events<br />Promoting special deals and offers<br />Industry or competitor research<br />Hiring new team members<br />Finding partners/experts<br />
  10. WHAT DO PEOPLE WANT?<br />
  11. WHAT DO PEOPLE WANT?<br />
  12. HOW DO I GET STARTED?<br />Create a user-friendly Twitter ID<br />Search for people to follow<br />Learn the lingo<br />Know who “@” replies to you<br />Read the bio of those who follow you<br />Reach out and say something<br />Promote others and share your best information<br />Learn the etiquette<br />Add your Twitter ID to all of your signatures<br />Direct Message (DM) private conversations<br />From: http://mashable.com/2008/11/10/twitter-community/<br />
  13. MOST IMPORTANT TWITTER TIP<br />DON’T SELL.<br />SHARE<br />
  14. Cicero’s 9 rules from “On Duties” in 44BC<br />Speak clearly<br />Speak easily, but not too much, give others their turn<br />Do not interrupt<br />Be courteous<br />Deal seriously with serious matters, gracefully with lighter ones<br />Never criticize people behind their backs<br />Stick to subjects of general interests<br />Do not talk about yourself<br />Never lose your temper<br />
  15. SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND<br />
  16. SMART SEARCH<br />
  17. SELLING STUFF<br />
  18. USE DIRECTORIES<br />
  19. TRACKING EFFECTIVENESS<br />http://www.bit.ly<br />
  20. TRACKING EFFECTIVENESS<br />
  21. WHICH TOOL? (advanced users)<br />http://mashable.com/2007/09/29/twitter-toolbox/ - 60+ tools<br />
  22. ADDITIONAL USES FOR TWITTER<br />Uncover content insightsFROM YOUR AUDIENCE<br />
  23. Social Media Monitoring <br />
  24. More information <br />jason.davey@bullseye.com.au<br />www.twitter.com/bullseyedigital<br />http://blog.bullseye.com.au<br />http://www.vimeo.com/bullseye<br />
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