It took me about a year to start using Twitter once I created my account back in 2007 because I didn’t understand how to use it, or what the real value was. Now I’m using it 2-3 times a day, but only spending about 10 minutes at a time.
I’ve got it set up for keyword alerts to my email inbox, using a service called SocialOomph. I can keep tabs of conversations about content marketing, executive coaching, leadership coaching, my name, my home town, and other pertinent things I’m researching and writing about.
I suggest you set up your account on Twitter and then follow me, but first, finish reading this post, and get a guide book on how to do it right.
When someone says something valuable, I join the conversation. I’ve met new colleagues and found vendors I can use. Some people who are hard to get a response from in email are easier to contact through Twitter, for some reason. And, Twitter is a major source of traffic and readers who visit my blogs.
There’s no doubt Twitter is a valuable business and marketing tool, best described as an online networking site. In general it’s one of the most popular social media or social networking sites, along with Facebook and LinkedIn. But it’s widely misunderstood by coaches and business professionals.
Someone suggested I publish an ebook, a guide to coaches on how to use Twitter and how to avoid wasting time and get real value, real quickly. I’m not going to do that because Suzi Pomerantz already did it. You can read more about Twitter for Business Coaches here.
Twitter for Business Coaches is a great way to get started. Forget all the hype and hoopla. Don’t waste time wading through the ton of information online about Twitter. Simplify your life, get the information you need with Twitter for Business Coaches. It tells you what to do, why you should do it, and provides real proof why you should care.
This is a primer that will give you tips in an easy to use format. You can read about it here and register to download it. (Disclosure: I’m not an affiliate and I don’t get a commission, but I think there’s important information in it if you want to be one of the executive coaches on the cutting edge of what’s new in online marketing.)
Once you’ve set up your Twitter account and followed me, @PatsiBlogSquad, send me a Tweet! Don’t forget to use a service like TweetDeck or SocialOomph so you can use it easily, and also, automatically feed your blogs posts into your Twitter account using TwitterFeed.com.