10 Things that Wouldn't Have Happened If Not for Twitter
The following is a guest blog article by Lindsay Fultz of Middle Child New Media. If you are interested in guest blogging for Sound n' Sight, please read my guest blogging guidelines . And if you have any thoughts, please comment below. Lindsay and I both would love to hear what you have to say!
1 - Relearned to put myself out there.
What do you have to lose? You don’t know these people, they don’t know you. Yes it can be scary but there are communities on Twitter like #eventprofs and #engage365 that hold regular weekly chat sessions and the members are super friendly. Just tweet it!
2 - #EIR
Engage and participate in meaningful conversation. Inform and be helpful to your network. And Retweet and repeat useful information. Pay it forward! If you apply the #EIR strategy to your virtual and real life relationships your personal brand will skyrocket.
3 - Discovered my passion, my path in life
I enjoy working again because it doesn’t feel like work. It is possible to turn your hobby into your jobby!
4 - Promoted three times in a recession
Twitter is FREE education. You just have to know how to use it to it’s fullest potential and apply what you learn to real life situations.
5 - Increased revenue in business which led to the promotions
Regardless of whether you are independent, contract or work for a company, Twitter can lead to increased exposure and the bottom line.
6 - Large network of trusted advisors
Once I stopped people watching and started engaging I found myself with direct access to people with all sorts of talent and experience from a wide variety of industries that I knew nothing about. And guess what...they were more than willing to mentor:) Before I knew it I had my very own Board of Directors.
7 - Endless opportunities
Networking on Twitter has led to guest blogging, speaking gigs at major industry trade shows, paid social media consulting gigs and now co-hosting the #BizBash West Coast Social Media Lounge with my good friend Jenise Fryatt on June 14th at the Pasadena Convention Center.
8 - Achieved freedom and flexibility by investing in my personal brand.
“Brand yourself for the career you want, not the job you have.” ~ Dan Schawbel.
Invest in yourself! The information is flowing freely out there so go out there and get you some. Make it happen!
9 - Met lifelong friends!
Too many to name but let’s just say my life would not be the same with out them. Unconditional support, mentorship and love. I’ve spent many nights, including New Year’s Eve...video skyping with the best friends a girl can have.
10 - Courage and confidence
Because of everything I’ve mentioned above Twitter has helped me regain control of my life. I now have the tools, network and friends to achieve anything I set my eyes on. Sure it was always within me, Twitter just helped me get there sooner than later and for that I am grateful.
What are some ways Twitter has helped changed your life personally and or professionally?
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As CEO/President of Middle Child New Media, Lindsay Fultz helps companies, brands and individuals successfully transition from traditional advertising into the world of social media. She specializes in sales managing/training, lead generation, ROI tracking, social media optimization and new media trends. She also speaks about these topics at conferences and workshops.
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