Twitter Essentials for Meetings and Events

This is the very first episode of the Bullet List podcast, so it’s rough, not that organized and there are a few sound problems too. But we’re learning as we go, it will get better as we get more comfortable in our new roles as podcasters. We enjoyed making it, we hope you enjoy listening to it!

The Short List

This episode starts with a few news items that piqued our interest…

The Bullet List – Getting started with Twitter, the essentials

This is what this podcast is all about, our favorite top tips. For this inaugural episode, we discuss our thoughts on getting started with Twitter.

  • Turn up – if you haven’t already, make an account and start tweeting!
  • Tweet often – the best way to attract new followers and show them you are serious.
  • Be consistent – set up a routine and stick to it.
  • Use hashtags – use around 3 and make sure they are relevant and in use.
  • Mention others – if you are sharing a link or retweeting, credit the original author. 

Also mentioned in this episode is Hashtagify, a great way of finding trending hashtags on Twitter, and a tweet from the Royal National Institute for the Blind which explains why you should capitalize words in hashtags.

Further resources

There are many great Twitter tools that have free plans. Here are a few to get you started…

Hootsuite – a control panel where you have columns for mentions, etc.
Tweetdeck – Twitter’s own fancy control panel. Very similar layout to Hootsuite.
Buffer – allows you to schedule posts. The free plan gives you 10 spots per day.

This post originally appeared on The Bullet List Podcast website.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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