I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how to grow a Twitter following. Since I’ve spoken and written on this topic a lot, I decided to ask some of my friends.
Here’s what I asked them.
I’m planning on writing a blog post in the next week or two that focuses on the best methods of growing your Twitter following. I’d love to get your tips and input to share with my readers.
And here’s how they responded.
My former business partner, Sheldon Adelson, the former owner and founder of Comdex (one of the biggest trade shows in history) and owner of the The Venetian Hotel, once said to build a successful trade show you need to remember this one rule: “Attendees beget Exhibitors and Exhibitors beget Attendees.” So this also applies to your followers. If you engage them , they will engage you and that is critical to being successful in getting followers — engage them and be real. Don’t just spit out info and sell things, engage them in a dialogue and they will be your best brand ambassadors.
– Jeffrey Hayzlett, Best Selling Author, Speaker & Sometimes Cowboy @jeffreyhayzlett
– Chris Westfall, National Elevator Pitch Champion, Sales and Leadership Development Coach, Keynote Speaker & Author @westfallonline
– Ann McIndoo, Author’s Coach, CEO and Founder of So, You Want to Write! @AuthorsCoach
– Richard Bishop, Owner Classy Catering Creations @CCateringC
Here’s what I’d add to these tips. Find a few Tweetchats to participate in. It’s 100% pure engagement, and a great way to meet new people who share a common interest.
Also, make sure you share a variety of content. Keep a healthy blend of links, retweets, thoughts and interactions going. If you need to use scheduling software to spread your posts throughout the day, then do it! Don’t bombard folks with tweets and then leave them high and dry.
And for anyone interested in learning more about Kuhhoots (mentioned above by Chris Westfall), stay tuned. You may be hearing more about it from me in another month or two…
What are your best tips for growing a Twitter following?