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Event description

Interested in learning why everyone's talking about Twitter? This seminar will give you a comprehensive introduction to Twitter, one of today's hottest Web 2.0 social media technologies.

In our two hour seminar you'll see first-hand how to get started with Twitter! Additional topics will include:

  • How it works, who is using it and how it's being used

  • Twitter's advantages over other types of communication

  • Current trends and what they mean for business

  • Using Twitter to make an impact

What is Twitter?
Twitter is a new "micro-blogging" technology: part blog, part instant message - allowing users to send out short messages that can be read through websites, desktop applications or mobile devices.

It has all the characteristics of other successful Web 2.0 social networking technologies: free, easy to use, lets people network and share, works best when you invite all your friends, can be used to brand or promote, and it integrates with a number of other Web 2.0 services like Facebook and Joint Contact.

Originally intended as a fun way to keep in touch with friends by answering the question, "What are you doing?" Twitter has quickly evolved into a multi-faceted communications platform that could have a dramatic impact on how you promote and manage your business.

Who Should Attend
Those interested in learning about Twitter / Web 2.0 / social media and how they can be used to help promote and manage their business.

Our material is designed for people who are new to Twitter, but we address questions that apply to all types of businesses and all levels of social media experience, including privacy and security.

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10 Bizniks attended this event

  • Seattle Business Coach / Seattle Leadership Coach / Executive Coach / Author / Speaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA
    Seattle Business Coach / Seattle...
    Seattle, Washington
  • Filmmaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Dan McComb
    Filmmaker
    Seattle, Washington
  • Certified Personal Brand Strategist: attract the ideal client and boost sales 
Seattle, Washington 
Maren Finzer
    Certified Personal Brand Strategist: attract...
    Seattle, Washington
  • Seattle Business Consultants, Seattle Business Consulting, Adjunct Professor Northwest College 
Kirkland, Washington 
Pam  Hoelzle
    Seattle Business Consultants, Seattle Business...
    Kirkland, Washington
  • Process Consultant and Leadership Coach 
Eastsound, Washington 
Gretchen  Krampf
    Process Consultant and Leadership Coach
    Eastsound, Washington
  • Informal Learning Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Chuck Lennox
    Informal Learning Consultant
    Seattle, Washington
  • Social Media Training For Small Business 
Phoenix, Arizona 
Steve MacDonald
    Social Media Training For Small...
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Business scorecards / dashboards for QuickBooks / CPA 
Redmond, Washington 
Art Olsen
    Business scorecards / dashboards for...
    Redmond, Washington
  • Awesomely Good Direct Response Copywriter & Social Media Consultant, Seattle 
Bellevue, Washington 
Carol Schiller
    Awesomely Good Direct Response Copywriter...
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Massage Therapist 
Seattle, Washington 
Larry Swanson
    Massage Therapist
    Seattle, Washington

Discuss this event

  • Financial Coach & CFP™ Practitioner 
Seattle, Washington 
Mindy Crary, MBA
    Posted by Mindy Crary, MBA , Seattle, Washington | Aug 27, 2008

    Please have this again, I can't come to this one but I am very interested!

  • Seattle Business Coach / Seattle Leadership Coach / Executive Coach / Author / Speaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA
    Posted by Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA, Seattle, Washington | Sep 03, 2008

    I am very interested in attending and plan to clear my schedule. Will keep you updated. Thanks.

  • author, book artist 
Seattle, Washington 
Leila Anasazi
    Posted by Leila Anasazi, Seattle, Washington | Sep 03, 2008

    I am interested, but have a board meeting that night :-(

  • Filmmaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Dan McComb
    Posted by Dan McComb, Seattle, Washington | Sep 05, 2008

    I'm looking forward to learning more specifically about how Twitter can be useful for small business. I'm a Twitter user, but have to admit I haven't seen the return on time investment yet. So you've got my attention!

  • Online Marketing Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Mark McLaren
    Posted by Mark McLaren, Seattle, Washington | Sep 06, 2008

    @Dan We're excited to have you in attendance!

    @AllTwitterFans This will be a lot of fun. And we plan to deliver material you can put to use right away. Looking forward to it!

  • Awesomely Good Direct Response Copywriter & Social Media Consultant, Seattle 
Bellevue, Washington 
Carol Schiller
    Posted by Carol Schiller, Bellevue, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I have the same experience as Dan - using it but not really understanding how to make it work to any kind of advantage. I'm booking a babysitter right now so I won't miss out!

  • Catering/Meal Delivery 
Bothell, Washington 
Debra Lane
    Posted by Debra Lane, Bothell, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I would be interested in attending this, but Tuesdays don't work for me.

  • Principal 
Bothell, Washington 
Wayne Bishop
    Posted by Wayne Bishop, Bothell, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    Hi Carol;

    Great, thanks for letting us know! We will be showing several ways it can be used to benefit small business. Feel free to bring any questions you have to the event.

  • Online Marketing Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Mark McLaren
    Posted by Mark McLaren, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    @AllTwitterFans You can follow Wayne and I on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jointcontact and http://twitter.com/mcbuzz, respectively.

  • Career Counselor 
Seattle, Washington 
Laila Atallah
    Posted by Laila Atallah, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I wish I could attend -- I hope you two will offer this again! Here's my vote for holding the next one in Seattle. =)

  • Realtor 
Seattle, Washington 
Gene Dexter
    Posted by Gene Dexter, Seattle, Washington | Sep 09, 2008

    Twitter: The Next Killer App. Would love to attend your next seminar. Twitter me an invite!

  • Seattle Business Coach / Seattle Leadership Coach / Executive Coach / Author / Speaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA
    Posted by Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA, Seattle, Washington | Sep 09, 2008

    Interesting article on Twitter in Business Week. How Companies Use Twitter to Bloster Their Brands

  • Principal 
Bothell, Washington 
Wayne Bishop
    Posted by Wayne Bishop, Bothell, Washington | Sep 09, 2008

    Hi Hsuan;

    Thanks so much for posting this BusinessWeek article about Twitter! In our "Introducing Web 2.0" course Mark also talks about Comcast and how they use Twitter to promote / support their brand.

  • Online Marketing Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Mark McLaren
    Posted by Mark McLaren, Seattle, Washington | Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks, Hsuan! Our Web 2.0 Media Group has Delicious.com bookmarks that include Twitter articles. I just added your article.

    http://delicious.com/web20mediagroup/twitter

    If you use Delicious, feel free to add us to your network.

  • Seattle Business Coach / Seattle Leadership Coach / Executive Coach / Author / Speaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA
    Posted by Hsuan-Hua Chang, PCC, LMBA, Seattle, Washington | Sep 10, 2008

    Wayne and Mark,

    Thank you for hosting the event. It's great. It's a fast way to learn a new technology. I will let you know what biz idea I come up with this. :)

  • Business scorecards / dashboards for QuickBooks / CPA 
Redmond, Washington 
Art Olsen
    Posted by Art Olsen, Redmond, Washington | Sep 10, 2008

    Wayne & Mark - thanks for your presentation yesterday. I have a much better understanding of Twitter and a better understanding of how blogging as well as Twitter can improve our online presence. Now the hard part, making the time to get started.

  • Awesomely Good Direct Response Copywriter & Social Media Consultant, Seattle 
Bellevue, Washington 
Carol Schiller
    Posted by Carol Schiller, Bellevue, Washington | Sep 10, 2008

    Yes, I agree that this session was very useful. There is no quick fix, but at least we now understand the tool.

    And I have to admit that after using Twitter only a few months, it is a heck of a lot faster and easier than blogging.

  • Filmmaker 
Seattle, Washington 
Dan McComb
    Posted by Dan McComb, Seattle, Washington | Sep 10, 2008

    Thanks to this class, I feel like I know how to use Twitter in a way that makes sense to me: I'm going to use it to drive traffic to great content on Biznik.com. Every time there's a great new article, great new event (like this one), or great discussion happening, I'll send a quick comment with a link to Twitter. The time investment is minimal, and I agree with Carol - it's a heck of a lot faster than writing a blog post.

  • Online Marketing Consultant 
Seattle, Washington 
Mark McLaren
    Posted by Mark McLaren, Seattle, Washington | Sep 10, 2008

    I think you hit the nail on the head, Dan - aka @biznik.

    Using Twitter to drive traffic and provide real, valuable information to your followers does not take that much time, and yet it gives you and your website greater visibility. It establishes you as a resource, and it helps to keep you "top-of-mind" with your followers.

    Twitter isn't perfect, but it certainly has all the characteristics of a great Web 2.0 social media marketing tool.

Event Location

Community Center at Mercer View

8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, Washington 98040

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  • twitter
  • sms
  • web 2.0
  • social media
  • social networking
  • marketing
  • communications
  • collaboration
  • smb
  • mcbuzz
  • arbutus