5 Steps to set up a Tweet Up
There are a variety of ways you can communicate to connections.
Maybe your clients/customers are women who work from home. How do you get to know them?
Twitter! You see you can set up your own Tweet Up group.
When I speak on the topic of Networking or teach it in my online video course I emphasize how important this is.
The more people get to know you the more contacts you will have and in turn the more people you can help.
Here’s how this works: Each person knows someone you don’t. That person knows some else. They tell someone else who tells someone else and on and on. I’m sure you get the picture. This is how word gets out about your business
By networking and building relationships you can form profitable friendships and business partnerships.
This is where the beauty of social networking comes into play. By strategically using sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ you “meet” new people who have the same business interest as you. These connections can become just as strong as any face-to-face interaction you have.
Sounds great but how exactly does Twitter fit in?
You can create what’s called a Tweet Up!
When you think about setting up a Tweet Up you need to have certain goals in mind in order for it to be affective.
Your goal might be brain storming ideas, social networking or business networking.
If your client base is women who work from home you can network with a great group of women in your local area.
I believe strongly in systems. You need a step-by-step process to create your Tweet Up.
Let’s go through the steps you need to take.
1) You decide you want to begin a Tweet Up group. That means you are responsible for initiating the online dialogue. Once you do the conversation will take it’s course.
2) Consider the theme for your discussion. What is the topic going to be? Once you know decide on the topic create an agenda. This is a great idea because anyone you invite can look it over.
3) Invite guests. Look around Twitter for people with similar interests that you would like to invite.
This is where you need to do some pre-event work. Start following these individuals and participate in their discussions. Retweet something they’ve posted. Respond to some of their tweets. In other words get to know them first and then “introduce” yourself by sending them an invite to your Tweet Up. It’s all about building relationships.
4) Decide on the time and place you want to start. Create a hashtag related to the event for example #MentoringMonday so anyone who accepts an invitation can follow the conversation. You can provide information about what to bring like business cards, ideas for discussion or whatever you come up with.
5) Make sure the event is beneficial on a personal and business level.
The first Tweet Up I attended was a couple of years ago. I had no idea what to expect. Truth be told I didn’t even know what it was!
One thing I did know was that I wanted to make sure it was documented so of course we brought our cameras!
Speaking of cameras and photos people love visuals so make sure while the event is going on that you post images. This way if people couldn’t attend they can feel like they were a part of the event. This could encourage them to attend the next one.
Here’s the video from that event two years ago.
Have you ever hosted a Tweet Up?
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