When it comes to networking on Twitter, what turns you off?
Besides the obvious spam, for me it’s the constant self-promotion. The second turn off is a person can offer the best tips, the best resources and the best information, but it’s all useless to me if they don’t engage with me.
Twitter is a popular social networking site that can be so powerful and so beneficial when it’s done the right way.
Here’s what you should do:
1. Use your real name, real photo of you, fill out your bio and add a website link if you have one.
2. It’s polite to acknowledge your followers. Send a brief direct message. No spam links.
3. It’s not a number’s game; follow people who interest you.
4. Share your knowledge, thoughts, opinions. Ask questions to open doors for responsive communication. Reply to questions you can answer. You never know where these conversations can lead.
5. Pay it forward. Help others grow their business as they will also help you. Read tweets and then retweet what inspires you, what you think your followers would appreciate reading and learning.
6. Self-promote, but not-in-your-face-shoved-down-your-throat tactic. Offer other things in between the self-promotion. You can also repeat your own tweets, but wait at least an hour between your repeats.
7. Space out your tweets. You don’t want a whole wall of your tweets on someone else’s page.
8. Be genuine, be yourself, and be consistent. Hardly anything done now and then is effective.
Use these Twitter tips to become a better networker and grow your business every day.