Get Better Known at a TweetUp!

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Real Estate Agent with HomesJustForYou Team at RE/MAX Property Promotions

"I have been on twitter now for a few months. Now what?"

Like anything else- are you REALLY on? Are you consistent?

If you are, and you have used some tools to develop a local following, great. Now let's take the next step. Why not organize a tweet-up?

A tweet-up is a face-to-face meeting, usually held at an informal venue like a bar or restaurant. For a little amount of time and no money this is an invaluable way to meet some of the people that you have chatted with online, and get to know their friends as well.

My friend Maya (@mayaREguru) is helping to organize a Delaware tweet-up. They set up a website (less than $20, including domain name), and Maya has been on a radio show, in an online news report, and has been invited back again for another stint on the radio. The tweet-up is also helping to benefit the local food bank- attendees are encouraged to bring two canned food items with them.

So, in addition to doing a couple of good things, Maya is getting a collateral amount of publicity. She is not in people's faces about what she does for a living- she is a REALTOR®- but it is mentioned each every time she is involved in the publicity. Maya is also a founding member of the TwitterQueens, and that position, together with her contacts, has helped her put together an appearance for that group on the CBS Morning Show. Do you think that they will ask her what she does and where she comes from?

Okay- and this is all BEFORE setting foot inside the tweetup and meeting people face to face!

How can you go about doing this? First, pick a date! Check and make sure it would be okay to bring a group to the location that you choose- that they do not hae an event already planned for that time. Find some way to benefit your local charity, not for publicity, but because it is the right thing to do. Maya's group chose the Food Bank of Delaware (found on twitter as @foodbankofde).

Then get the word out! Radio, local newspaper (both the calendar section and possibly a news report), twitter itself. Check out MeetUp.

Even more ideas can be found here on Mashable's site. You can be as simple or get as complicated as you like. Make sure you bring business cards with your @twitter name on them. I had special ones printed up:

My Business Card

These cards are strictly for social media events. Once you go to twitter, my background lists all of my contact information, so, really, all you have to do is google my name or find me by my twittername.

If you do organize a TweetUp. post it here under comments.

 

 

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Diane Guercio Towne & Country, Realtors Leominster and Fitchburg MA 978-602-6354
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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Organizing a TweetUp is a great idea Diane. There is going to be a cool Networking Twitter Conference Tour that kicks off tomorrow in DC. I plan on attending. Great post.

Jun 09, 2009 05:09 AM #1
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Rich Rogala
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Tweet ups are a great way to deepen those relationships that you've taken the time to develop! Great recommendations - hope the Delaware TweetUp goes well.

Jun 09, 2009 06:43 AM #2
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Diane Guercio
HomesJustForYou Team at RE/MAX Property Promotions - Fitchburg, MA

Hi Lanre,

Do you have any more specifics you can share abour the DC conference? Is that this one?

And agreed, Rich- relationships deepen. When I first met my two "Partners in crime" Lesley and Maya, I already knew them very well from their presences on twitter and Facebook. I think it's possible to pretend that you are something you are not online or face-to-face, but not in a sustained fashion.

Jun 09, 2009 07:31 AM #3
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Missy Caulk
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HeyAmarrato I met you on Twitter.

Wish I could go, it will be a blast.

Jun 09, 2009 11:04 AM #4
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Diane Guercio
HomesJustForYou Team at RE/MAX Property Promotions - Fitchburg, MA

Hey Missy- Yes, we met on twitter, then I remember we sat near each other at RETS. I KNOW we will cross paths again in 3 dimensions! Your friend, @HeyAmaretto :)

Jun 09, 2009 11:10 AM #5
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Lisa Oden
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Thanks Diane!!  I'm feeling a local tweetup in my area taking shape.  I'm learning SO MUCH from the #TwitterQueens!!

Jun 10, 2009 04:26 AM #6
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Diane Guercio
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Lisa, don't forget to post the date and location here. I'm glad the group is helping you!

Jun 10, 2009 04:31 AM #7
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