24 June 2009 | Tanya Goodin

#hpt09 It’s a twitter thing

So yesterday saw me at the ‘Harnessing the Power of Twitter‘  or #hpt09 or even http://tinyurl.com/qyl5md conference and I am sure loads of people will Tweet away and maybe even blog or micro blog on the subject in more detail than me.

But I thought I would make a note of the key learnings and my impressions of the day. So here goes:

  • Enthusiasm for Twitter – it’s been a while since I saw so much enthusiasm for something new without any cynicism. Really refreshing.
  • That Twitter is best used for creating relationships with clients, customers, co workers and is not a direct sales tool.
  • That used well you can turn around peoples opinion of you or your company
  • That used badly you can cause a lot of damage – yikes
  • You get out what you put in – try it for 4 weeks and a tipping point should be reached
  • Find the right application to help you use Twitter more effectively
  • A Tweet has a 10 minute life span, move on after that

Here are some resources to try;

  • www.tweettabs.com
  • www.twitter.grader.com
  • www.twittercounter.com
  • www.twitscoop.com
  • www.tweetme.com

And remember ‘a Tweet is for life‘! So think before you Tweet!

Tanya Goodin

Tanya Goodin

Founder of Tamar

  • http://www.skchase.com Kate taylor

    Thanks for sharing your key learnings. I’m nearly at the four week stage and really loving twitter. primarily using with business context though am finding I’m meeting some really interesting people who I would never have come across in ordinary life: -) @thisiskaye