After we analyzed what works and what doesn’t in Step 1, in Step 2 we learned how to be more conscious of what we tweet in order to become a power tweeter.
We have already seen some of Twitter best practices in action in our last post, Step Two: Analysis and Conscious Tweeting, with one of our celebrity examples. Now let’s look at more proven tips.
- Make sure you have a foolproof password. When you’re a celebrity, you’re likely to get hacked like Miley Cyrus or Barack Obama!
- Find out when your best audience likes to frequent Twitter. Select some of your followers and follow their tweets back over a few days. See if there’s a time they consistently appear (e.g. every morning after 8 a.m.).
- Tweet daily and consistently.
- Be sincere. Don’t just tweet for the sake of tweeting.
- Find a core group of real Twitter buddies. Carry on real conversations — and don’t worry that your “fans” won’t understand your cryptic utterances. It’s proof you really do interact with those on the “inside” of your personal circle.
- Don’t worry about how you “appear.” Yes, there’s a fine line between making sure your tweets support your professional image and business goals . . . and being yourself. (Practice makes perfect!)
We will cover a few more best practices in our upcoming webinar scheduled for May 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. PST. To register, go here. Which Twitter best practices work for you when using Twitter for business?
Come back next week for Step Four: Know Your Twitter Tools. As always, thank you for reading. See you next week!