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    Modern day networking from the comfort of my seat

    How I am using twitter to develop my business..

    I started out on twitter as many people do by randomly following people who share similar interest. Over time this has changed and I’m now following fellow Tweeters who add value by providing me with useful information and links not only relevant to my community but also in building my business.

    Over the last week I have….

    • Asked to connect fellow Tweeters together so there relationship can be started.
    • Connected two businesses together who have the potential  to  passbusiness to one another.
    • Promoted a local business event.
    • Promoted my own TweetUp.
    • Provided informal education.
    • Had fellow Tweeters thank me for introducing them to one another at a TweetUp.
    • Connected with new Tweeters.
    • Learnt more about the community#Brighton I live in.
    • I wendt to an event I heard about on Twitter.
    • Sent an American reporter a link to a blog post which is about how coaches use twitter which has now been published.
    • Arranged a face to face meeting with another business owner.

    Not badvfor an hours networking…

    Hello world!

    The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is all about how information is passed. I woke up one morning about three weeks ago and thought to myself. How could I try this experiment on twitter, what I mean is how could I bring together a group of people who have a common interest by purely using a modern form of communication.

    So I thought to myself twitter is the perfect modern-day tool for spreading information like a virus. So off I went on Twitter I sent direct messages to everybody I knew in Brighton inviting them to a social Meetup of like-minded tweeters.

    Before my eyes I watched my new exciting venture take of. Now it’s one thing watching activity on Twitter but what people really turn up for a social gathering.

    I’m delighted to say that the Brighton Twitter Social Meetup on the 28th May was a tremendous success! Over 30 Twitters from the local community arrived from a broad range of backgrounds which included individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses representatives and sole traders with a mix from the mainstream business world and creative industries.

    New contacts were made and business passed.

    Due to it’s success regular Meetups are now planned for the last Friday of each month between 4pm and 7pm venue to be confirmed.

    Future Tweetup’s will include:
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