Tweet-up: when people following each other on Twitter meet in real life.
Now we have all heard of the tweet-up, and the truth is it gets a bad rap in most places.Â Why?Â Well it usually end up being a group of the technophiles in the area that aren’t exactly prospective clients.Â So how can we throw tweet-ups that bring people together to help make us more money with our business and build valuable relationships?
When it comes to a tweet up, it is all about quality over quantity.Â For example I was able to throw a tweet-up in Chicago two weeks ago while I was in town for the InsideCouncil Superconference.Â This was a perfect place to have a focused tweet-up with general council, lawyers, lawyers coaches, and other people in my industry all in the same building.Â I was able to meet prominent bloggers like Reese Morrison, Ed Post (the mysterious man behind Blawgreview), and a number of others – including Karen Carielo, one of the organizers of the event.Â It was all orchestrated over Twitter, with personal reminders to people as I met them throughout the conference.
How did I find people that were interested?Â I started by setting up some searches.Â I used tweetdeck to search, but you could really use search.twitter.com or any other search to monitor people talking about the event.Â Each time somebody mentioned the Superconference, I sent an @reply to the person and suggested they join in for the tweet-up.Â Did they ALL come? No, but many of them did.Â They are at a conference- what else is there to do?Â We all met up for drinks at the hotel bar.Â It was a huge success, and I have kept in touch with a number of the participants since then.
This is my favorite part of the tweet-up, everyone pays for their own drinks.Â Its really just like online social media.Â The only cost is your time.Â So give it a try, the next conference you attend, or the next time your in a big city- throw your own tweet-up.Â If anybody has any other pointers on throwing tweet-ups, please share them.
Question:Â When is the next tweet-up?
Answer:Â I am throwing a tweet-up this Wednesday 5/20 at 6:30 PM at Figero in NYC at 26 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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