Networx gives Brisbanites a 'tweetiquette' lesson for working the virtual room

Wednesday 22nd July 2009 09:35am
By Networx Brisbane

Using Twitter for Business e-BookNETWORKING is a skill most of us want to excel in and with the popularity of social media it's not just about face-to-face networking anymore, but also virtual networking, the secrets to which NETWORX’s entrepreneurial panel will workshop at The Fox Hotel on Tuesday 28th July.

Guest speakers Lisa Butler, Darryl King, Greg Lexiphanic and Clare Lancaster of networking and social media fame will impart their expertise on Facebook etiquette and “tweetiqueete” and brush up attendees’ face-to-face networking skills.

Director of Dot Marketing and Author of 'Using Twitter for Business' Clare Lancaster said the event would be a great opportunity for social media addicts as well and newcomers to the trend.

'Despite the buzz about Twitter there are still many people who are yet to take a look at what it is all about,' she said. 'The best way to understand how to use social media is to sign-up and starting looking at how others are using the medium.

'For people already using social media it is about assessing how you are using it. It should be about engagement and interacting with people.

'Start considering how you are 'working' your virtual room – are you building relationships as you might in the real world?'

Lancaster said she thought most businesses could find a use for some element of social media in its operations.

'There are many tools out there and it is a matter of finding the best one for you. It is about being certain about why you want to use social media, for example, it may be to monitor people’s comments about your business and provide better customer service, or about engaging with others by offering a promotion, or simply about being an opinion leader.'

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