Successful entrepreneur Eric Slater, who uses Twitter to get clients, will share practical strategies. Learn how to find prospects for your innovations and business without a budget.
Learn the Basics: What is Twitter?
Optimize your Activity:
Resources and Widgets
Marketers: Promoted Tweets, Accounts & Trends
Small Business: Promoted Tweets & Accounts
Software Tools: HootSuite , TwitPic, Automate
Twitter searches: How to find customers with twitter. (more content below)
About the Speaker:
Former on air personality at KS95, KDWB and Mix 104.1 your Twin Cities 80's station. Founder of three success magazines with no backing and no investors
Founder of Slater Entertainment where he produced over twenty fashion shows, booked over 500 bands in twenty four months nation wide and also created one of the largest modeling and talent agencies in twelve months.
In the mean time of all of this Eric became a google adwords and social networking expert where he now inspires and instructs others on how to improve their lives and achieve their goals.
Understand Twitter:Create your twitter account
Public VS Private Accounts
Customize your profile
Begin tweeting- 140 characters (Same as a text message on your phone. Your used to it all ready! )
Use url shortenersInclude photographs AND video in your tweets
Understand what followers are
Find people to follow
Reply to followers
Mark favoritesUse twitter search (Geo search, dates, tweets that are positive or negative in nature! )
Create Alerts for your searches! (Always know right away when someone says something about you)
LEVERAGING Twitting:Find and track popular hash tags
Place hash tags in your tweets
Tweet your company blog post
Publicize your account
Use real time to your advantage
About the Meet-Up Group
Meet other entrepreneurs and independent product developers. Bring your questions and "group-source" the answers. Hear from specialized experts willing to share their insights. Get energized and stay motivated to pursue your goals. Relax and have a beer and interesting conversations. Participants have found clients and collaborators through this Meetup.
Software, electronics, life sciences, med tech, services, products, materials, designs--innovators of a wide variety of value propositions participate. Both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs participate. Many are starting their second or third business. A partner in McKinsey & Company (NYC) turned up one evening. We have enjoyed meeting people from China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, Bangladesh and other countries. Many are newcomers to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Multi-generational, our age range has been 20 to 70+. Several investors make periodic visits for those of you looking for capital.
RSVPs on the Meetup website don't include participants from our hosts personal email list and LinkedIn groups. Many regulars just show up. We don't cancel a meeting due to low RSVPs on Meetup. Our largest attendance was about 20 people, but I've enjoyed smaller groups where I get to hear more from each person.
Let the host know what kind of expert you would like to have at a future meeting and feel free to refer speakers. We look for speakers who have a message that is broader than, "buy my product or service".