I recently became an overnight expert in “HOW TO” on Twitter Parties. They are actually quite simple, fun, and easy. They bring you exposure, the company you are working with exposure, and the connections that you make are very valuable. However, so many bloggers don’t know how to conduct a GOOD twitter party. So here I am to walk through step by step on the “HOW TO” of Twitter Parties!
You are going to pitch a company for:
A. A review and Twitter Party
B. A Twitter Party Only
C. A Twitter Party, Review, and Giveaway
You are going to prepare for your twitter party and communicated with the brand liaison. These questions should be questions that engage your followers, and future customers of the brand. They should require some response and of course be 140 characters or less. I always collaborate with the brand liaison to make sure there aren’t specific questions that they want answered. I would pre type these questions up in a note section, sticki note on the imac, or word document. The twitter party is going to be going super quick and you won’t have time to type.
Schedule your twitter party
Create a giveaway form, this type.
Do not do a rafflecopter. I used rafflecopter forever and it was so hard for me to run. Oh, and I entered a few giveaways ran by rafflecopter and it is not user friendly for those entering either. So trust me and use this one.
Make sure that you have them do a minimum of follow your social media networks and the brands social media networks. Then the most important one is to have them “Tweet” something. Like this.
” I am RSVP’n to the (brand here) #twitterparty hosted by @ (your handle here) on (enter date here) at (enter time here) # brand specific hashtag ”
From here on out it will be mostly pictures to show the step by steps. Please, be sure to ask any questions. I want you to be successful in this.
Welcome everyone to the #twitterparty. Make sure they are following your page and the brand. Make sure they know to use the correct # for each answer.
Always give a short and sweet facebook shout out for the brand…
Start with Q1 and work towards your end question. How to determine how many questions to ask during a twitter part? Answers here.
Those trying to win should be answering like the below followers are. You should retweet 1-5 in between each question. Sometimes you won’t have time to do this. If the twitter party is hopping at least retweet one answer, and reply to another answer.
If a twitter party participant asks a direct question be sure to answer, do NOT ignore. If you don’t know the answer which you probably wont, and even if you do the BEST response is. “@ person who asked question that is a great question!! I am sure @ brand will be able to give you a GREAT answer for that! #twitter party hashtag here”
After the third question has been answered you will post a blurb about announcing the #earlybirdprize asking them to RT if they think it will be them gets you and the brand great exposure.
Announce the #earlybirdprize. I always use a picture from my giveaway tool. (Seriously sign up! It’s free) I don’t know that pictures on twitter get you more exposure like they do on Facebook but it is nice to post an image one – two times a week. Two checks on the to-do list at one time…Winning!
Add just a little bit of drama ambiance…
Congratulations to Super Frugal Stephanie for winning my latest #earlybirdprize from @somethingsnacks #somethingsnacks
Answer one of the items yourself. The followers and brand liaison need to know that you aren’t a robot. You are a real person thrilled to be doing a twitter party with them.
Now is a great time to remind the followers that the most active people will be winning the prize(s).
You will want to make sure that you shared at least one of the tweets from the brand. Again 1-5 retweets between each questions, a minimum of 1 if you are busy.
Announce your winners!! Some people do this throughout the entire twitter party but I don’t like to do that, and I honestly don’t have time during the twitter party to do it. Trust me if the people have interacted throughout the entire twitter party they are going to hang around to see if they won. Secondly, you can always mention them in a tweet that says “@winners name here check out this blog post to see if you won! ”
I will always do it this way because it gets you amazing views on your blog post and more exposure for the brand you are working with.
Make sure to go back to twitter and write a few more tweets.
-Thank the brand for sponsoring said twitter party and ask followers to thank them again too.
-Thank the followers for participating in your said twitter party and inform them of your next twitter party scheduled.
-Type a tweet for each winner (if multiples) “@ winners name here Congratulations! Check out this post to see what your prize is!”
I hope that this helps you out! If you are still NOT sure about how to run a twitter party or you think you want a little practice. Contact me to book a twitter party with me and I will show you the ropes. I am having a great time gaining exposure, experience, and friends along the way. I am big party person on the internet but in real life, behind that macbook screen, I am messy bun, sweat wearing, screaming baby totin’, half eatin’ pb&j, mom that is just doing what she enjoys…. #networking #blogging #livinglifetothefullest and #headingtothetop
Are you a twitter party attendee and not the host? Don’t know how to be an attendee? See my post here!
And the brand specific hashtag stats…
Yeah you can thank me by booking a twitter party with me. I would love to have a co host for my next twitter party!!