3 Tips to Tweeting your way to more Customers
by Lynn Bardowski
Media Diva Admires Million Dollar Party Girl Diva
Imagine my shock when I discovered Media Diva, Bev Mahone (who I’ve never met), devoted an entire blog to me. Arriving home at 10pm from my workshop, INpower YOU, I took a few minutes to check out my twitter feed. There was a mention from Bev Mahone. As I clicked on the link I was surprised to see the title of the Blog, “You Impressed Me Lynn Bardowski.” OMG! I thought I’d get a thank you tweet, instead I got an entire Blog written about me!
It all started when I got an alert that Bev Mahone was following me. I have 366 followers. Bev has close to 5,000. I always thank all my followers for following me (it’s the least I can do) and check out their website. Turns out Bev Mahone is a kindred spirit…empowering women to SHINE. I instantly connected with her purpose and passion and on May 22 I tweeted:
“Thanks for the follow – love your Diva-ness!’
A relationship was born.
On May 24, Bev tweeted: “My Birthday is in 29 days. I’m having a virtual party and you’re all invited!”
I read the tweet as I was in a frenzy to pack for a vacation to Punta Cana. My purpose kept nudging me to serve and share my glow.
I tweeted, “@BevMahone DM me your address and I’ll send you some candles. Girl’s gotta get her glow on!”
I quickly wrapped a box of tealights with some ribbon and personally signed a birthday card, adding my Twitter Handle.
Rushing off to the post office in between packing, I smiled as I gave the clerk the package, knowing that I was sending a surprise birthday gift from an unknown Million $ Party Girl. Who knew what inspiration was yet to come?
Read what happened next in Bev’s own word on Bev Mahone’s blog: BeverlyMahone.com
BUT FIRST Here are my 3 Tips to Tweeting your way to more Customers:
Embrace Social Media:
The Social Media train is leaving the station, are you on board? If twitter was a country it would be the 12th largest nation. It’s never been easier to communicate your message and your brand to large audiences, so what are you waiting for? I tweet, pin, post, blog, webcast, video and link, and to be honest, most of the time I’m figuring it all out as I go along. Ameila Earhart said, “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” So, I do.
Define your Purpose:
When I became an entrepreneur I decided that my purpose was To Serve. I ask myself every day, “Is what I’m doing serving myself, or serving others?” If I had sent Bev an unwrapped product with a catalog, business card and order form that would surely be serving myself. I gave her a wrapped gift and hand signed birthday card with no expectation of gain. It was purely for the pleasure of giving, and sharing my GLOW.
Act on Inspiration:
Inspired is defined as “to give someone the enthusiasm to do or create something.” My Speaking partner and co-creator of INpower YOU, Shaun Stephenson, suggests women would be better off if we could remove our heads (think of what we’d save on hair color alone!) and make decisions solely based on our heart. We were warriors as babies, taking the next step to walk and climb no matter how many times we fell.
Somewhere in between walking and adulthood our head started talking to us, telling us that if we acted on our inspired thoughts we could fail. Remove your head and let your heart rule your thoughts. Act on inspiration…one tweet at a time!
Lynn Bardowski is a 22 year entrepreneur, new media author, national speaker and mentor. For insights on entrepreneurship, leadership and vision, follow her blog, milliondollarpartygirl.com and LIKE her FB page, https://www.facebook.com/MillionDollarPartyGirl. You may republish this article in full. Just make sure you list this paragraph and provide a link.