It started with this.
— James Milner, CCIM (@BooneCRE) May 27, 2015
And then this.
— Tanner McGraw (@Tanner_McGraw) May 27, 2015
It has been seven years.
7 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks ago.
WOW, that seems like a long time.
So, Tanner, you need a crash course?
Let me help but remember a couple of things. This is MY opinion about Twitter, and there are kabillions of people who will never use (just like Facebook for me) Twitter ever and have a wonderful full life.
Who do you want to meet or connect with? How do you find them? You go to LinkedIn right?
Not me. I head straight to Twitter first.
1. Hit the search box and search for their name or company name. Are they not there? Why are they hiding?
2. Set up an alert or list to follow their stream. Use Tweetdeck or something similar. CHECK IT Every Day.
3. Engage with that person’s tweets. ENGAGE and be Genuine. ENGAGE I said!
4. Give them the public love. Favorite their tweets. ReTweet something you genuinely support or find relevant.
— Open Box Software (@openboxsoftware) May 29, 2015
5. REPEAT. I said, “REPEAT.”
— JerimiahLeeLancaster (@JerimiahLee) May 11, 2015
— Michael Mandel (@CompStakCEO) May 12, 2015
6. Get a reply from them. Yes, you will. Get a reply and when it happens ask to take it offline. 7. Set up a phone call or quick meeting for coffee or lunch. I have done this hundred if not thousands of times.
How about showing your personality and have a little fun with your business friends.
— Dukelong (@dukelong) May 11, 2015
Hey, Tanner have some serious fun with our mutual friend who wears a motorcycle helmet and does not even own a motorcycle.
— Dukelong (@dukelong) May 29, 2015
Throw down the gauntlet on the world and let them know you are flying it high. #TheyMightBePirates
Did I mention the free business intel and industry news?
— RealEstateTechNews (@RE_Tech_News) May 23, 2015
( Hey Tanner, do I have your attention yet?)
How about a free and open platform to push content, your own content?
Duke Long – It’s 1985. 30 Years Ago and Back To The Future. http://t.co/u790evv7o9
— Dukelong (@dukelong) April 18, 2015
Duke Long – I Try To Use My Phone for Commercial Real Estate Business, But It’s Worthless. http://t.co/4Pfzkqrq9p
— Dukelong (@dukelong) May 24, 2015
Still not convinced?
I know you use LinkedIn. I do we all do——BUT.
LinkedIn is more corporate and more behind the wall. It’s the “allowed” social media platform.
It’s seen as the “sales and connection ” platform for professionals.
LinkedIn has slowed down for me. The groups continue to grow. The interaction is still there. But it’s more of a white paper statement of a business.
How easy is it to interact with a company on LinkedIn?
Twitter makes it pretty simple.
— Dukelong (@dukelong) May 27, 2015
Twitter is now second behind search engines for referring links on my site. LinkedIn is third.
LinkedIn has more users than Twitter.
LinkedIn was second forever—-until this year. What does that say?
Twitter is quick easy to use and just one of the tools I use for business every day.
Twitter for me is also THE BEST FREE SIMPLE GREATEST NETWORKING TOOL EVER CREATED.
So, Tanner “Twitter Still Confounds” You? How About A Quick Crash Course.
+1 I filter everyone who follows me. Only #CRE!
And my baby graduates pic.twitter.com/KHU6GROwZW
— Dukelong (@dukelong) May 23, 2015