Getting started with Hootsuite for Twitter
If you are new to Twitter you might still be enjoying the brilliance of Tweeting and seeing your tweets out there for the first time.
If on the other hand you’ve been tweeting a while and have now got the hang of it you might be ready to explore the real power of the platform.
With the vanilla Twitter application if you want to look at tweets from a list you replace the current view with the list view.
If you want to look at direct messages you change to messages as the current view.
Lots of swapping about to see specific things, which can become tedious.
Not with Hootsuite and Twitter!
Hootsuite provides a dashboard view consisting of multiple ‘streams’ of tweets.
What this means is that in a single view you can look at multiple twitter views all in one screen. So for example:
All at the same time.
Once you have got Hootsuite set up, which we will show you in this workshop (and it is so easy to experiment) you are able to tailor twitter to deliver exactly what you want… and screen out all the noise.
Hootsuite makes a busy Twitter account (lots of followers) usable, effective and very powerful.
Hootsuite is a great way to bring your Twitter views all into one place, so you no longer need to keep switching from one view to another to see your messages, @mentions, tweets, re-tweets and more.
What will this workshop do for you?
This workshop will take you through getting your Hootsuite account initialised and how to start configuring. From this point forward you will be able to experiment, practice and later come back to take the more advanced Hootsuite training, for more specialised configuration that will enable you to to maximise the benefits.
Who is this workshop for and who should attend?
Anyone using Twitter and who has decided they want to get the most from the platform.
Are there are prerequisites for attending?
You will need a Twitter account, should have previously tweeted and be familiar with the application
What specific things will be covered on the workshop?
Setting up your Hootsuite Account
Initial configuration of sample streams
How to set up a tab and add streams to this tab
What will the main takeaways be from the workshop?
This is the first step into understanding the power of Hootsuite together with the Twitter Platform. Many fail to get past the initial stages with Twitter. Too much banal information, no point to the tweets and inability to narrow down what is going on to what you are interested in.
This tutorial coupled with perhaps also some time with a Hootsuite / Twitter specialist will enable you to quickly see a return on your time invested.
What type of workshop is this?
This workshop is a 12 minute online, instant access workshop, that you can access at anytime that is right for you. All you need is a computer/device and speakers so that you can login and watch your instant access video workshop.
This workshop is also the first in a series of workshops about Hootsuite
How much does it cost?
This workshop is £5. If you are a Link4Growth subscriber you will be able to add your discount code and receive 20% discount when you register for the workshop (if you do not know your discount code please ask your district leader)
Your Trainer – Chris Ogle
Chris has been working with Social Media since 2008, and has been involved with business systems since 1982. He has been training on how to use innovative systems and alternative approaches since 1997
Note:This instant access workshop was created January 2017 …