Twitter can be a great place for getting your message out and for interacting with customers, but there are a few basic practices to follow that will help make you more respected and effective.
Keep your user name simple so people can remember it, advises Michael Hyatt, author of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.” And make it catchy too if you can. A great headshot or logo can also say a lot about you, so make it interesting.
Perhaps most importantly, you don’t want to appear narcissistic, so be sure to post content that serves your followers, retweet their posts as a courtesy, and reply to others publicly. You want to appear part of the conversation, so that means listening and responding too. For more on how to interact on Twitter, see the Twitter help center.
And it may be a little obvious, but perhaps it bears mention – never post when angry, tired or intoxicated. (Perhaps all PCs should come with a Breathalyzer lock, but that’s another matter.)
Adapted from 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter at Baseline Magazine.