Taking Twitter to the Next Level

Many people are great at sending tweets, emails, text messages and so on but the best way to take Twitter to the next level is connecting with someone on the phone or in person.

Taking Twitter to the Next Level

Take Twitter to the Next Level

Why is it so many people are willing to engage through tweets, emails, texting etc. but hesitate when it comes to meeting someone in person or talking to them on the phone? Even when I call my kids they don’t answer the phone but when I send them a text they get right back to me.

I see people everyday on Twitter engaging with people through tweets but how many of you actually talk to people on the phone that you’re tweeting with. I have engaged with hundreds of people through tweets and when I find a connection with someone I want to build a relationship with I will ask them if I can call them. Tip: Always ask for permission to call someone! This has worked for me every time, you just need to know when the timing is right.

I have talked with dozens of people on the phone that I have met on Twitter. I can get more done and take the relationship to the next level. But it’s much more then that, you can hear what the persons voice sounds like, listen to them laugh, and start building a bond with that person you can’t just can’t do through sending tweets.

If you’re like me, you don’t have all day everyday to spend talking to people on the phone. This is one of the benefits of the 3rd party tools like twellow that integrates with Twitter so you can locate people in your niche. When possible connect with people on a local level and when the timing is right meet them for lunch. Put on a local TweetUp in your area and send out some tweets letting people to know about it.

When meeting with someone or talking to them on the phone for the first time never try to sell them anything. Use this time to learn more about the person and find out what their looking for. People love to buy but hate to be sold, simply provide them with some information to learn more about your product or service.
Book a follow up and never be late for your follow up call or appointment.

If you have any other questions or comments please feel free to list them below in the comment section. Don’t forget to leave your Twitter username so myself and others can follow you. Thanks for your time and let me know how I can help you with your Twitter experience.

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4 Responses to “Taking Twitter to the Next Level”

  • avatar Paul J. G. says:

    Sorry but I find that calling people you have met on Twitter to be a little risky and dangerous. With all the online children as well as adult stalking and murders going on today? Wouldn’t encouraging people to give out their phone numbers like adding fuel to a fire?

    I, personally? Would never ever give out my phone number to someone I have met on Twitter unless I know for a bonafide FACT that they are legit and true to whom they say they are. In my opinion, it would have to be someone in the lime light…i.e. celebrities.

    Sorry if this offends anyone but I feel that Twitter officials are wrong for encouraging their members to give out personal information. I encourage Twitter members to be extra careful when dealing with social network websites such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.

    A phone number can be traced to a town, business and a residence. There are way to many sicko’s out there to be taking chances with your life.

    Paul J. G.
    @buggin80s

  • avatar Skeeter says:

    Hi Paul,

    I agree with you about giving out your phone number to people you don’t know. That’s why it’s so important to connect with people first and when the timing is right, this also means you trust they are who they say they are and then ask to talk to them on the phone. If you decide to meet with someone in person take a friend with you. I just can’t imagine trying to to connect with people and build a business online and never calling anyone. Just use caution and common sense.

    Thanks for the comment,
    Skeeter

  • avatar Paul J. G. says:

    Online business owners. then maybe yes Skeeter. Then phone numbers can be exchanged as a client to business aspect. But sorry Skeeter…Twitter is a social network not a stomping ground for pedifiles. You are also encouraging members of Twitter, who are just here for the talks of it to exchange phone numbers. Not a good idea in my opinion.

    The encouraging part from a respectable network is what I am concerned about. Godforbid something horrible were to arrise from this? Who will take the blame? Twitter?

    If I were to ever find out that my children had passed out our phone numbers to Twitter, MySpace or Facebook friends because of being encouraged through the network site? Guess who I am going after in lawsuits?

    Sorry Skeeter, I do have a lot of respect for you but this is very disappointing.

    Paul J. G.
    @buggin80s

  • avatar Skeeter says:

    Hi Paul,
    You make some good points about passing out phone numbers. I am not sure where pedifiles come into building a business with Twitter and taking your relationships to the next level for the purpose of doing business together.

    Either way people need to use caution when exchanging phone numbers or meeting people in person. I am only educating people to take their relationships to the next level verses just staying behind a computer. I can’t stop pedifiles or stalkers anymore then I can stop people from drinking and driving, does this mean I am going to stop driving to keep from getting into an accident, no. We just need to use caution today in many things we do.

    Thanks for the comment my friend,
    Skeeter

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