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|Section 1: Sign Up & Set Up|
|What is Twitter? Watch this for the instructor's off-the-cuff response to that question...|
|This video walks you through the steps for signing up for Twitter.|
|Watch this video to learn how to complete the Twitter sign up process.|
|Learn the best things to include in your Twitter bio/profile to get the best results.|
|Adding a hyperlink in your Twitter profile is a great way to direct traffic from Twitter to wherever you want it to go. Learn how to do that here.|
|What Twitter name - or handle - and what Twitter avatar - or photo - should you use? Watch this video to find out.|
|Section 2: Overview & Settings|
|This video provides an overview of Twitter.com.|
|Watch this video to learn about and understand the distinction between "interactions" and "mentions" on Twitter.com.|
|Learn about Twitter.com's home page by watching this video.|
|Watch this video to learn about Twitter.com's "connect" tab.
|Watch this video to learn how to change the background of your Twitter.com home page.|
|Watch this video to learn how to elect your mobile settings on Twitter.com.|
|Learn how to set up your account settings on Twitter.com by watching this video.|
|Learn how to configure your notification settings on Twitter.com by watching this video.|
|Section 3: Twitter Basics|
|Watch this video to learn the fundamentals of a Tweet.|
|Watch this video to learn the various components of a Tweet on Twitter.com.|
|Learn how to compose a Tweet on Twitter.com by watching this video.|
|Learn how to monitor and understand your Tweet stream on Twitter.com.|
Watch this video to learn how to follow someone on Twitter.com.
|Watch this video to learn how to unfollow someone on Twitter.com.|
|Knowing how much - or how little - to Tweet is always an issue. Watch this video to learn how to determine your optimal Tweeting frequency.|
|Section 4: Twitter Actions|
|Watch this video to learn about the actions you can take with a Tweet you receive from someone else.|
|Learn how to Retweet on Twitter.com by watching this video.|
|This video teaches you how to reply to a Tweet on Twitter.com.|
|Learn how to favorite a Tweet by watching this video.|
|Watch this video to learn how to delete a Tweet on Twitter.com.|
|Watch this video to learn about Direct Messages - or "DMs" - on Twitter.|
|Watch this video to learn why you should NOT use an "auto-DM," which is something most Twitter newbies unfortunately do not understand.|
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|Section 5: People & Discovery|
|Knowing your audience is CRUCIAL for success in Twitter. Watch this video to learn how to easily research the people you're connecting with on Twitter.|
|Being able to connect with "local people" is CRUCIAL for success with Twitter from a "real estate ROI" perspective. Watch this video to learn how to do that.|
|Learn how to discover people to follow on Twitter.com by watching this video.|
Discover Real Estate People to Follow
|Watch this video to find local people to follow on Twitter.com.|
|Learn to how to discover your existing friends to help you follow them on Twitter.com.|
|Watch this video to learn how to leverage the "Activity" menu option to connect with new people.|
|Lists are of vital importance on Twitter, as this is the best way to "organize" people into groups so that you can closely monitor them. For real estate purposes, you definitely want to create a list called "Past Clients" so that you can monitor what your past clients are saying and doing to consistently engage with them to keep yourself "top of mind" in their world. Watch this video to learn how to do that.|
|There is a lot of spam on Twitter. Learn how to recognize spam accounts and delete them by watching this video.|
|Section 6: Philosophy & Mindset|
|Mindset is EVERYTHING on Twitter. Here is an overview of the key things you need to keep in mind as you enter into the world of Twitter to help you optimize your success.|
|If you don't have a specific strategy BEFORE you begin on Twitter, you should not be Tweeting! Learn what you should be thinking about before you dive into Twitter from a strategic perspective by watching this video.|
|Do these things on Twitter to increase your ultimate success using Twitter.|
|Watch this video to learn about the things you should avoid doing on Twitter.|
|Inspire. Share. Educate. Entertain. Watch this video to learn why every Tweet you write should include one or more of these elements!|
|"What's in it for me?" This is what your audience is thinking on Twitter. Watch this video to learn more about this important principle.|
|Section 7: Build Your Business|
|To leverage Twitter effectively, you simply MUST know your audience. Watch this video to learn more about this foundational idea.|
|Having success on Twitter in terms of lead generation all comes back to having the right approach. Watch this video to learn about this.|
|Not sure how to connect with people on Twitter? Leverage keywords to find, follow and engage with the people most likely to help you grow your business by watching this video.|
Aggregate, Filter, Rinse & Repeat
|Connecting with people and expanding your reach is what Twitter is all about. But to increase the chances for creating REAL ROI from Twitter, you need to "take it offline." Watch this video for practical ideas on how to do that.|
|Becoming "the local expert" is something all agents are trying to do, whether it's via Twitter or some other way. Watch this video for thoughts on how to do that via Twitter.|
|Section 8: Frequently Asked Questions|
People frequently ask: should I Tweet for myself, or should I pay someone to do that for me? Here's my answer.
|Lots of controversy surrounds the idea of whether you should - or should not - "auto-schedule" your Tweets. Here's what I think.|
|What's the best way to leverage Twitter from a business-building perspective? Small and intimate, or large and public? Here are my thoughts on the matter.|
|Should you follow and engage with other real estate agents who might actually be your competition? Here's what I think.|
What other actions can you take to help ramp up your success on Twitter? Here are my suggestions.
|One thing you can do with Twitter is create a unique landing page. Should you?|
|After you've been on Twitter for a while, you'll probably realize that you have some people in your Twitter world that are not contributing to your ultimate goals and objectives. Here's an easy way to identify those people and remove them.|
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Michael McClure is the co-author of the Swanepoel Technology Report. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Verified Agent, LLC, which was named a "Genius Brand" by AGBeat.com and a "Watchlist Trend " in the 2012 Swanepoel Trends Report.
Michael is the founder of Professional One Real Estate, a real estate company named "One of the Most Creative Brands of the Past Decade " and a "Beta Brokerage of the Future."
Michael is a featured blogger on Inman NEXT. He also co-founded several other blogs, including P1Fran.com and MacSavvyAgent.com, and contributes to several others, including Dale Carnegie and 500CoolThings.com.
He co-founded RaiseTheBar Radio, which focuses on increasing professionalism in real estate, as well as the Raise the Bar Facebook Group, which features nearly 2,000 of real estate's leading personalities, brokers, agents and vendors.
Michael has spoken on the topics of Twitter, Social Media, branding and professionalsim in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle and Atlanta as part of Inman News Real Estate Connects New York and San Francisco, the Agent Reboot Tour, REMS, the Xplode Conference and the National Association of REALTORS® annual conference.
He is one of the highest-rated public speakers on SpeakerMix.com (#1 in Detroit, #4 in Michigan).
Michael has been mentioned and or quoted in Inman News, Inman NEXT, Smart Money Magazine, AOL Real Estate, MSN.com, the Detroit News, TechSavvyAgent.com, several Swanepoel Real Estate Trends Reports, the Swanepoel Social Media Report and numerous other places.
McClure's Twitter (where he has approximately 55,000 followers) and other Social Media efforts have been used as training examples in the educational programs of the GoodLife Team, Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker and Inman News, among others.
McClure is a CPA, and worked at Price Waterhouse for 10 years before entering real estate. He received a degree in Accounting from Michigan State. He lives in Plymouth, MI.