Being a blogger and social media consultant (along with a WordPress coder… but enough about the day job), my talks at speaking engagements usually evolve around blogger outreach, building your brand, and blogger relations however one of my own most powerful tools for not only me but my site, is Twitter.
Back in October of 2008 I wrote a post on my company’s blog that was a general overview of Twitter for Business. Now, months later, after giving a talk at the IABC‘s luncheon speaker series, I have been able to expand on several of those points and also step back to give a basic look at this tool that is far more than the latest buzz word.
Two of the applications I mentioned during my live presentation that will make your life a whole lot easier:
- HootSuite – for multiple account management and scheduling updates (read my post Dec 2008)
- TweetDeck – manage your account, follow trending topics, have a list of your top people to follow/filter your stream (read my post from Oct 2008)
I have put my slides up on Viddler and I also recorded some audio that you can find over my the sixty4media blog. Today’s event was very encouraging, there were many questions about tools, tips and even things like privacy, so I hope that this can be a conversation starter for business communicators. Should you have any questions, I’ll be answering them via the comments here or on the sixty4media blog.