Earlier this week I wrote an article called 6 Simple Tips To Network Effectively On Twitter. It generated a really good buzz as I offered up real tips that work. Tips that make sense. I’ve been watching my followers a bit more closely today and have spotted a few more nuggets to share when it comes to networking.
My friend and colleague @LauraMarieMusic tweeted this morning that she once wrote a song about a dream she had that involved movie star @HankAzaria. He responded back… within an hour. Oh yes he did! They proceeded to carry on a Twitter conversation, unfolding for us all to read
Here’s a snippet:
Laura Marie definitely followed two of my tips, Be Real and Get Their Attention. She wrote a cute, witty post and made sure she used the @mention when naming the actor. It got his attention. It sparked a real-time conversation. Now I will tell you this… Do Not have expectations that mentioning a celebrity or high profile company will grab their attention. Many times it won’t. But it never hurts to put it out there. Demi Moore, fondly known as @mrskutcher on Twitter, lets her fans know she is listening. She periodically Retweets posts with a cute comment when fans mention her. It’s usually a post from someone tweeting about watching one of her movies.
This morning the guys in the ever popular Texas boogie band @TittyBingo sent me warm and fuzzies with this post. It grabbed my attention!
I believe Twitter Chats are one of the best ways to meet and network with people you share common interests with. Seems this method is not as common as I thought. Many I talk to have never participated in one and didn’t know much about it. With that said, I began a quest to start hosting my own live Twitter chats for musicians and music industry people through my @GoGirlsMusic community. We’ve met two weeks in a row now using the hashtag #ggchat. It’s been quite successful, bringing people together. Last night I was excited to see two great women come together – both industry leaders in their own right. @JeriGoldstein, a music business consultant and author of How To Be Your Own Booking Agent, and Annette Penney, a Social Media Specialist who founded her own company @InspireAcquire. My Twitter chat not only brought musicians from the GoGirls community together, but it also connected these two fantastic ladies.
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