Getting?Started on Twitter Twebinar

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So, you’ve just signed up for a Twitter account and are wondering one or more of the following: twitter-blue-bird

“What have I gotten myself into?”

“What are tweeple and am I one?”

“Should I tweet about business or social stuff?”

“Do these people actually have lives away from their computers and cell phones?

“How can I get more people to follow me?”

“Should I have a public or a protected account?”

“What else should I know about that I don’t know enough about to ask?”

Twitter is growing quickly, at the rate of 5,000-10,000 new accounts per day.? More individuals (of all ages), businesses, news outlets, academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations are finding unique value in having a Twitter presence. There has got to be something special going on here. Do you know what it is and, more importantly, are you a part of it?

Before getting into the strategic value of a Twitter presence and the zillions of software applications available to enhance your Twitter experience and options, let’s cover the basics. There are many online sites andfree e-books available to help you on your way. For some, this will be how you are most comfortable learning. For others, the opportunity to see basic concepts visually shortens your learning curve. There is no one best way to learn.

I have noticed that many of my recent followers are relatively new to Twitter. I’d like to help you ease into this new and exciting environment, enabling them to hit the ground running. To that end, I’ll be hosting a webinar to cover the basics and key ‘how-to’ concepts to get you started. Keep in mind, this is not intended for advanced or experienced users. If you are comfortable with the basics of Twitter and Twitter etiquette, please do let me know if you would be interested in a more advanced session, but please don’t register for this one as I’d like to allow more beginners to participate.

To participate in this free session, please follow the following?steps:

  • Register: Click on the shopping cart to sign up. Don’t worry, the session is free, but I do need you to register.
  • Tweet: Click the green Retweet button to help spread the word about the session.
  • Follow: I’d love to have you follow me on Twitter. I follow almost everyone back. (You can check to see if you are following me by visiting my Twitter profile and clicking on the ‘Follow’ button beneath my photo.)
  • Email: Prior to the session, you will receive and email from contact (at) almostsavvy (dot) com with all of the details to participate. Please add this domain to your email address book.

This is a very basic session with an overview of the “nuts and bolts” of twitter, including:

  • How to tweet (post messages)
  • How to correctly retweet
  • How to send private messages
  • Navigating the Twitter homepage
  • How to set up your Twitter profile page
  • What should you tweet about?
  • Should your account be public or protected?
  • Understanding all those funny terms and symbols
  • Twitter etiquette

We will not be focusing on the wide range of Twitter applications available. This will be in a follow-up session.

Finally, this is an introductory session. Seats are limited and I’d like to reserve them for true beginners. If you have a few hundred followers or a large number of updates, you may want to consider the follow-up session. If you’re not sure if this session is right for you, feel free to @ me with a question on Twitter.

As with all Almost Savvy webinars, you will receive all resources and links discussed during the session, allowing you to easily follow-up on your own at your convenience.