I’ve been working on a new Twitter presentation for a client that wants the whole team — the whole company — to be part of the conversation. The one I used last was built a while back and Twitter has changed some since then. As I was working on this new presentation new ideas about how the Twitter culture has grown kept coming to me.
They became this simple list and I thought you might find them useful too.
10 Ways to Use Twitter for Small Biz
When you’re on Twitter, you might try a few of these ways to add value and extend your relationships …
- Curate a small biz reading list that you filter and share links from.
- Follow the leaders.
- Share ideas that have worked for you … or not.
- Talk about what other folks do well.
- Share resources when you find them.
- Retweet what’s good.
- Share events and announcements
- Find people who share specialized tips, tools, and tricks.
- Talk to people … use the @ sign a lot.
- Let your personality shine.
@stacybrice tweeted: i just got my Play Doh from #sobcon hopelessly stuck to a piece of paper.
KennedyIAm tweeted: RT @warrenss: Great collection of “must read” whitepapers for social media & business curated by @123socialmedia http://bit.ly/D3wFU #smwp
@roundpeg tweeted: I’m attending Citizen Debate: Healthcare, presented by Smaller Indiana – http://hcdebate.eventbrite…. #indy will you be there?
@philrichards tweeted: The Temporary Workplace Rules explained – http://bit.ly/2PTKPW
@brentleary — tweeted: I always get the scrunchy face when I hear that guitar solo. if anyone ever doubted Prince’s skills on the guitar, send them a link to that!
Twitter has a lot in common with small business. It’s nimble, quick, and versatile. It takes time to get started. but can reach customers with care.
What’s Twitter has that most small businesses don’t is a far reaching network at little cash cost. Learn the culture and the lingo, you might find a world of friends and new ideas that make your small business take on that thrill of a new beginning again.
Twitter doesn’t just extend relationships, it makes it easy to make new ones. We find new friends, new customers, new people to partner with, new ideas, new channels of feedback. It’s an open channel for asking questions about our businesses and learning what others see, experience, and know. A curious learner can gain a wealth of knowledge a generous, experienced person can gain a wealth of followers.
Have you found even other ways that Twitter helps small business? Which work best for you?
I connect things … and people.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!