Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Should Leaders Follow on Twitter?

Twitter has become the fastest phenomenon on the Internet. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

My friend, sent me a message through Twitter. She suggested that, I should not follow everyone that's following me. She implied, "you do not appear to be a leader. "

Well, you decide if you want to appear to be a leader or lead. If you are in Network Marketing, Internet Marketing, Direct Sales or any field that involves recruiting, hiring, prospecting, or sales, you should follow your followers.

What are the advantages of following? You learn what your prospect/customer is thinking. You learn their hobbies, if they are married, have children. You learn what they do for a living. You learn their likes, and dislikes. They will tell you, what they need through tweetering. Do not think that, you will not learn from your followers. To think such thing, is the same as saying, you can't learn anything from a poor man.

You can use Twitter for marketing. What if your follower express a need, or have a question. You may be able to help them through giving them ideas, or pointing them in the right direction. What if you want to come up with a product launch, or new ideas for your business? Your Followers will tell you whats their need or wants.

When you are tweetering, make sure you are having fun. Although, you may work at home or have your own business try to talk about other things that you do. You can share where you traveling too, what you are eating for dinner, if you workout, or what books you like to read. Try not to be all about business, and show that you "take time to smell the roses".

Make sure that whenever you are tweetering, that it appears in the question "What are you doing?" Eg: "I am reading Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. Viewing this website, learning how to make $6,000 guaranteed! Giving away 3 Days, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations or reading a testimonial about people who lost 7lbs within their first week!"

I find Twitter to be a great relationship building tool. You meet people worldwide, you learn what their life is like. It's as though you are traveling around the world.

Finally, If you are tweetering you may find that you and your follower have a common interest. He/she may want to connect with you outside of Twitter, they may know someone that can use your services or products. Lastly, you make new friends, customers, or business partners. Have fun tweetering!

What are your thoughts? What are the disadvantages of following your followers on Twitter?

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