This clip “How to Write a Great Tweet” is from Julie Campbell’s Twitter 101 session at Tech Day Camp – United Regional Chamber. Julie’s session was one of the best attended sessions there with lots of great questions and information. She shared 6 different things to keep in mind for your tweets.
How to write a great tweet –
Keep it conversational and informal – Since a tweet can be informal, it’s OK to use short codes like you would when you are texting. Grammatical errors and misspelled words are not OK.
Employ wit and humor – Wit and humor work really well. Julie likes to use the hashtag fail. She gives an example of missing a turn getting to Tech Day Camp and could have tweeted missing the turn and adding #fail. She also talked about the #firstworldproblems like the Wifi isn’t working. Obviously this wouldn’t be a 3rd world problem. Keep in mind you can’t be business all the time, you need to have some personality.
Make it shareable – Tweets should be shareable. That being said, not all tweets are shareable, most tweets are. If you are sharing links you should add click here and a description on what the link is about. For example click here for the top 5 reasons to use twitter and the link.
Content has to be worth reading, clicking and retweeting – This is pretty obvious.
Ask questions – Questions are great. They typically create a lot of engagement. Maybe something like Red Sox or Yankees.
Current Events – Keep up with current events, especially if it relates to your industry or area of expertise. It’s OK to comment on areas outside your area, like the Olympics or Television shows, they will help give you more personality on Twitter.
Hey just wanted to reach out and say thank you for a great day of info! I have done other camps and have done a couple classes too, but I must say your presenters were very well prepared…. hence no technical difficulties, great power points and all very well versed in the topics they were talking about. They were also very nice and helpful.
So again thank you for a very enjoyable experience! I learned so much!Tech Day Camp 2012
Excellent networking event, great group of speakers and attendees. The food was good also. The speaker was excellent! Hope for more in the future.Tech Day Camp 2012
It was a good event. There was more than one class during a time slot I would have liked to have attended. I appreciate timing was kept and everything flowed smoothly. Great job!Tech Day Camp 2012
First time attending. Really impressed with quality of speakers and level of presentations. It was geared appropriately for my level of knowledge and provided many interesting options to choose from.2013 TDC-F
Wonderful opportunity for engaging with people of a wide range of backgrounds.Tech Day Camp 2011
I was really impressed with the entire program, from the attention given to set up to the knowledgeable speakers to the quality of the food…thank you SO much for having a special rate for the unemployed and for providing an opportunity for getting a head shot. Everyone involved in putting the day together did a great job and I have been raving about it since I got home.2013 TDC-F
Thoroughly impressed with the organization of the event and caliber of the presenters.Tech Day Camp 2011
So glad I attended. The panelists were accessible and offered suggested go-to websites and specific networking opportunities to meet and learn from those who are already engaged in Social Media Best Practices.Tech Day Camp 2012
Good Selection of topics. Overview level of info-Resources available for contact later.Tech Day Camp 2011
Great organization, tight schedule that worked well, just enough time between offerings, lunch was very nice – sax player excellent – All in all, very well done. Thank you!2013 TDC-F
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