Shareology notes we are thisclose to April and several of her favorite events, including #minnebar, #wordcampmsp and #Inforum2013. So of course, you are polishing your Before, During and After tweets, n’est pas?
What are Before, During and After tweets? Shareology is more than happy to….share…her recipe for event success.
Before Tweets take place BEFORE the event. With only 13 days left until minnebar, now is the perfect time to be looking at #minnebar on Twitter. Those in the Twin Cities who are leading a session are already tweeting the topics they’ll present. Other first-timers are tweeting to introduce themselves to the group and start conversations before heading to Best Buy HQ on April 6. Before Tweets help you meet people who you can meet IRL in just 13 days. One of the most fun Before Tweets for me resulting in meeting a great PR guru dude in the making at Alphabet Bash. It’s been great fun ever since to meet him for coffee and follow his career through Padilla and Target!
During Tweets are tweeted during the event. RTs or retweets are super cool, too. Try to pick those tweets that are insightful or funny; retweeting everything is spammy behavior. One of the best tweets (Was it mine? Was it another woman’s?) was at #minnebar, marveling that it is one of the few events in the world where the line is at the Men’s bathroom. Yay for fewer women nerds and no lines!!!
After Tweets allow you to follow-up with the people you met at the event, or even better, to follow-up with those you missed and want to get to know. Very powerful!!
So if you think events are using twitter only during the event, expand your horizons and add in Before and After Tweets to your mix!!! You’ll enhance your appreciation of the event and your relationships, both old and new. Now if you’ll excuse Shareology, she has some Before Tweets to publish before #minnebar!!!
Kay Roseland @KayLoire