Unquote Natascha Thomsons series on Getting Started on Twitter – Part 1 (excerpts of the video blog)
I can proudly say that today what I am on the #SocialMedia platform, chunk of the success has to be given to my mentor @nathomson, who periodically addresses the latest tools and content that is required for an enterprise professional to learn more about twitter and more importantly, how to manage time on social media.
You can check several blogs written by her and the best part is the blog content is not mere graffiti, it’s a mash of content that encapsulates Video snippets, pictures etc, she strongly believes that “a picture is worth a thousand words” and a “video is worth a thousand clicks”, makes you feel, so much closer to the content.
I unquoted one of her very important blogs where she interviewed Sina Motamed, another fellow @SAPMentor on the topic of “Social Media search and geo-targeted content”,links to those blogs are here.
Natascha Thomson: “Tridip, a Klout score doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a broadcaster, and don’t ever feel bad, if it trends in the opposite direction”, these are a few mentor dope artifacts of the conversational mixes, when you reach-out to her with a simple to a complex question”.
The best part of being tuned into @nathomson time-line is that, she periodically touches the basics, as she keeps you updated with the current trends.
A classic example of revisiting the refresher basics, is the theme of today’s blog.
How to get started with twitter in 10 easy steps part 1:and move to the expert status mining the #Sociosphere and more importantly the SAP Community twitterers.
Sop at various time-stamps below on the video for the viral
Part 1: Getting Started with twitter, what are those bare essentials for a jump start which will take you a long way forward
0:20 :go to www.twitter.com, create a handle for yourself and a username, password and be sure to change your password periodically for security reasons.Be wise to choose a handle that reflects your intentions with twitter, it could be your name or even the topic area that you’d like to shout-out, don’t choose a large handle, as it eats into the 140 character limit
1:30 :Set-up your profile, if you don’t have content, sometimes no one would want to follow you, give a description that reflects your avatar, make sure that you have a picture of yourself, Go to twitter.com and create some lists for yourself, public or private, mask competitor thoroughfare.Use great tools like tweet deck orhoot suite so that you can add columns and lists for you to scan what’s essentials and matter to you or your followers
2:30 : Do some research to find influencers in your area, follow-them, they will follow you back, the beginning strides might frustrate you in terms of follower count, but that will grow over time
3:45 :Composing your first tweet, you can use URL shortening by deck.ly or any other service
Stay tuned for more blogs on this from @nathomson, where she would go into greater detail.