Confluence In Motion: I’m a pretty big (albeit recent) Twitter advocate. I’m preparing a “Web 2.0 for Entrepreneurs” webcast for the OEN next Wednesday morning. I’m talking to a lot of people who just don’t get Twitter for business.
REAL email exchange today… “[name] said you must have a Twitter tramp stamp… should I believe him?”
Of course, I had to go to Urban Dictionary to find out what a tramp stamp was…
So here are few key reasons to use Twitter for business, and a sneak preview of my presentation…
Compelling Business Reasons to Use Twitter (these examples are just from today):
As a writer, the discipline of making sense in 140 characters is compelling.
I haven’t felt that kind of discipline since 1975 and my honors English class in college. Although my blog posts have not become particularly short as a result - sorry. You want short, follow me on Twitter.
As a reader, I learn, share, ask and reconnect:
2) I can follow presentations/conferences and events when I’m not able to be there - almost as if you’re in the audience - (with thanks to @thisKat).
3) I can solicit and receive help on technical or business questions, overnight. I asked:
Got four answers when I checked this morning, this is representative, with thanks @dtboyd.
6) I have been able to publicize my blog posts and reconnect with colleagues because I’m on Twitter.
Using the # convention to signify a “meme” on Twitter, I alerted those who followed the Collaboration 2.0 conference (#c20) on Twitter that I had posted about it. A former customer from my Marqui days reconnected, and I’m not following him again, after a two-year disconnect.
So get your Twitter “tramp stamp” or whatever you want to call it, stick it in your email signature, put it on your blog, and participate in (and benefit from) the global cocktail party. See you out there.