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How to Network Effectively with Twitter – part 5

[tweetmeme]Over the last several blog articles, I’ve been sharing tips about how you can network effectively on Twitter. To recap, I’ve talked about the importance of . I’ve talked about . There’s also the value of r, . In this final article, I’m going to explain how to start conversations, and create more networking opportunities.

Add Value to Your Prospect’s Tweet

An effective way to start talking with a prospect is to reply to one of their tweets and add some value to it. It could be some other useful information, or you could respond by asking a question. The main thing is to show that you are sincerely interested in the topic. If you’re not sincere, you’re won’t get anywhere with that person. Twitter users are pretty savvy and they’ll see right through you.

Make Twitter Introductions

As you see more people on Twitter with similar interests to you, take the initiative and introduce them to each other! This is a great way to strengthen your own network because other people will notice your introductions and make associations.

Host a Networking Tweetup

If for some reason, networking opportunities just don’t seem to pop up naturally, create a reason to network with the people who interest you! Consider hosting a Tweetup – which is essentially a workshop that you plan and promote on Twitter. You can get more information about how to do this by visiting

Leverage the Power of Twitter Lists

An easier first step will be to start a public list of people you recommend on Twitter. You can categorize them according to their profession or any other interest. It’s easy to do this. When you come across someone you want to include in your list, click on their name and you’ll be taken to their profile page. You’ll be given the option to follow and to add them to a list you already have created or a new list.

As you come across people to add to your list, give them a shout out to show you’ve noticed them. You’ll have an easier time connecting with people this way.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Twitter networking series. If you’d like to hear an audio version, visit You’ll also be able to listen to some additional recordings of social media marketing tips.

If you have any other Twitter networking tips, please comment below so that I can share them in a future article.

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Known as The Insightful Copywriter, Gloria Grace Rand is also an inspirational speaker, author and host of the Live. Love. Engage. podcast. Prior to launching her SEO Copywriting business in 2009, Gloria spent nearly two decades in television, most notably as writer and producer for the award-winning PBS financial news program, “Nightly Business Report.”

Gloria turned to writing as a way to communicate, since growing up with an alcoholic father and abusive mother taught her that it was safer to be seen and not heard. But not speaking her truth caused Gloria problems such as overeating, control issues, and an inability to fully trust people. After investing in coaching & personal development programs, and studying spiritual books like “A Course in Miracles,” Gloria healed her emotional wounds. Today, she helps entrepreneurs develop clarity, confidence and connection to the truth of who you are, so you can create a business that has more impact, influence and income!

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