20. Britt Michaelian @BrittMichaelian
“When you first begin interacting on Twitter, it’s very similar to attending a networking event where you may not know a single person. One of the best ways to show up and get the most out of your time on Twitter is to have a clear goal outlined with action steps and desired results.
Know who (business contacts), what (information) and why (purpose) you are looking to connect with on Twitter and beyond. Your tweets should share thoughts, tips, resources that will help your target connections to reach their goals.
Be generous with retweets, but don’t forget to share your own thoughts that can be retweeted.Twitter is not as much about you getting what you want as it is you helping others to get what they want. It is about sharing and having conversations that are win-win scenarios for everyone involved. Bottom line, be smart and have fun!”
15. Esta Singer @SheConsulting
“Be real. Engage peeps who inspire. Be relevant, retweet, reach out. Twitter is a gift. Be present to others, they’ll be present for you.
I wrote thisquoteabout a year after I started twitter: Like windin the sky, twittertakes ideas to places out of your control, and returns ideas within your grasp.”~@sheconsulting
10. Joyce Cherrier@JoyceCherrier
“Consider your followers. Like words thrown out while highly emotional in an argument, tweets have a lasting impact – good OR bad. Tweeting what you are passionate about is admired and welcomed â€” being mean and abusive is not. Think about your tweetsbeforeyou tweet them, and know they are permanent and cannot be taken back. Make your tweets count in some positive way for someone and it will return to you in a positive way. More important than gaining followers, you will gain positive interactions and relationships.”
5. Racquel Narciso @OddSauce
Know your RT etiquette.
“Sometimes people you follow will need help promoting something, gathering information, or getting information out. If their work is something you enjoy and believe in, then by all means do them a solid and hit that retweet button. Just be careful about retweeting inaccurate information, particularly during times of crisis. Sending out the wrong info could create unnecessary panic among your followers and spread faster than you can control it. It’s always wiser to confirm that your data is correct before you retweet.
Helping other people and causes broaden their reach on Twitter is a good deed that requires almost no effort on your part. And when the time comes that you need help getting the word out about something, your followers will be more likely to extend the same kindness. And when they do, don’t forget to say thank you!”