Twitter is a powerful tool and nowadays, I couldn’t be without it. It’s firmly in my toolkit of digital platforms that I find incredibly useful. But it hasn’t always been that way.
Like many, when I first heard about Twitter years ago, I just didn’t get it. Why would you want a platform that essentially just allows you to broadcast a ‘status’ update? And why, should we be limited to the number or characters we should use?
So why did I join? The honest reason for this is I felt obliged to do so as a particular DJ I was listening to much on the radio at the time (and still do). He was always banging on about Tweeting the show, more so than sending in texts. Over the months that I listened to him, I became fascinated with how the guy built collections of interactions on certain parts of his show and music he was playing under the banner of something I’d never heard of; hashtags.
I took the plunge, signed up for an account, sent a few tweets, followed a few TV programmes other high profile accounts, to get very quickly very bored and put it to one side for a couple of years.
A few years later, a good friend, mentor, coach and all round good egg showed me the ropes with Twitter and how you could use it as a learning tool. You see, it’s far more than just broadcasting what you’ve had for breakfast. In fact, it’s less about broadcasting for me and more about listening. You see, when you know how to use Twitter to find and filter great content, all of a sudden you’ve access to a whole load of learning. Want to learn how to cook? There’s something out there. Want to learn how to get better at the work you do? You’ll find a load of people ready and willing to help you along the way. Want to learn anything? Twitter is a good place to start.
I’m genuinely interested in talking to anyone who is keen to learn how to use Twitter. If that’s you, please contact me today. I would love to hear from you and love to help you out. I’m not meaning to boast here but I’m a good guy to talk to when it comes to using Twitter. I’ve helped those that want to use Twitter for a hobby, for learning, for building business and for driving social campaigns. I’ve built Twitter accounts that have a handful of followers through to accounts that have several thousands.
One of the best things I’ve learned about with Twitter is how to really deep dive, dice and slice information to cut through the noise getting straight to what you need, when you need it. I’ve love to share some of the basics as well as these more advance techniques with you.
As I say, please contact me today.
Let’s get your up and running with Twitter.
P.S. If you haven’t yet seen the video, take a look at it on the video below. And if you haven’t yet had a go at drawing a pigeon, why not grab pen and paper and have a go yourself too.