Twitter TIP : It’s Your Job To Reach Out To Others

JOHIMA social media + marketing thumbnail logoTwitter #TIP : Before you unfollow someone because they have not followed you back, send them an @ reply, say HI and strike up a conversation. 90% of the time they follow back.

(Twitter can be frustrating and confusing for those starting out and new to Twitter, or even for “old-timers” who expect a follow-back) Remember this :

  1. It takes time to build a following, and that’s OK. That’s no different than life. Usually we grow our business and friendships one person at a time, and once in awhile we are lucky enough to get a quick build of a group of people all at once.
  2. When you follow people on Twitter with a large following, they just might have been too busy to get to check their new followers and to follow you back.
  3. They might want more time to check you out, your profile, your website, your Tweets and see if they are of value to them to read and then to build a relationship with you.
  4. They might already be checking you out by following you on a private list to decide if they are going to follow you back.
  5. They may never follow you back, but may simply follow your Tweets on a list instead. That’s OK too. It’s your job to reach out and connect with whoever you want to talk to. Again, just like life. It’s all in your hands, it’s your responsibility.

So the moral of the story is … if you like someone, and find them interesting, follow them anyway. Otherwise you lose out on learning with the expectation that they return the favor immediately. They may, later. They may not, ever.

Bottom line, it’s about you following people that you like, love, learn from, and like what they have to say, or what they believe in.

Have FUN! I’m @brendajohima and @johima on Twitter … Do Say HI. I would love to connect with you there.

— brenda johima
JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

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Food For Families : Comox Valley : Campbell River

Help me help the Food Banks in the Comox Valley and in Campbell River. I’ll be Tweeting live on location, with Bob Johnstone of 97.3 The Eagle

On Twitter :

Follow @brendajohima and @johima

Follow @ThriftyFoods and @TheEagle973

On the Radio : 97.3 The Eagle

Listen in : Courtenay:   9:00AM – 1:00PM  –  Breana Morgan on-location (Courtenay Thrifty Foods)
Campbell River:  1:00PM – 5:00PM  –  Ryan Mennie on-location (Campbell River Thrifty Foods)

We’re helping the Food Banks promote Thrifty Food’s ‘Food For Families’ Food Bank Drive this Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.

See you there!

Brenda JOHIMA Social Media Consulting

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30 Twitter Tips for Business in 30 Minutes : Comox Valley

Are you a business owner in the Comox Valley, an early adopter and already on Twitter? Super!

Or, have you been waiting, and you do want to get your business on Twitter, but can’t understand how it all works? It’s not too late to jump into Twitter with your business.

I’ll be doing a brief presentation on Twitter for Business in the Comox Valley at the Comox Valley Web Posse meeting. Here’s the “blurb” along with some information on my talk and links to where you can find out more and sign up to attend. (Many of the tips will make sense and be most applicable and easily applied by those who are already actively on Twitter, however, it’s a great introduction to the ways Twitter can be used for your business so everyone is welcome, and you have to start somewhere 🙂

30 minutes for 30 Tips on How You Can Use the Power of Social Media via Twitter For Your Business with Brenda Johima

The Comox Valley Web Posse is loaded with technical expertise and talent. Brenda Johima will share her thoughts on how we, in the Comox Valley can build an even more powerful online business community together via Twitter.

Brenda Johima will use her past experience in the helping professions to focus on the skills and art of listening, encouragement, inspiration and motivation and how you can use basic communication skills and use your unique personality to thrive on Twitter for your business. These skills are also transferable to Social Media clients for those working in the area of Social Media. Here is what I aim to cover within my 30 tips in my speedy 30 minutes:

  • Why Twitter
  • The Hidden Power of Twitter
  • Twitter and the Power to Build Community and Business
  • Why We Need to Connect with Each Other More and Coach Local Business Clients To as Well
  • Why and How Success on Twitter might be exactly the opposite to what you think
  • One super tip on how to deal with a difficult person who goes public with comments via social media (Twitter)
  • Why Chit-Chat is Real Business
  • 30 Twitter Tips for Business

Brenda Johima was selected as a speaker for the 2010 Social Media Camp in Victoria. Her topic was Small Towns, Big Ideas, and she’s now alumni, slated to speak again at the June 2011 Social Media Camp Conference, this time, her FUN topic is “I’ve Got an iPhone, Now What? iPhone Photography apps and image sharing via Social Media.

Brenda has been working online since 2002 with JOHIMA Designs, which has now re-branded to JOHIMA.

Find Brenda on Twitter at @brendajohima and @johima or by phone at (250) 335 – 1195

Hope to see you there!
~ Brenda Johima ~

P.S. Here’s some links for information and sign up:

Comox Valley Web Posse Website
FaceBook Event Page
Email Newsletter Page (It’s A Triple Header! Find Out Who Else is Speaking)

P.S.P.S. Want to attend my “I’ve Got an iPhone, Now What?” Session at Social Media Camp in Victoria?


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Today Just Give It Away

Today, just give it away. (no, I don’t mean a FaceBook contest or Twitter contest for your product or services). Your kindness, your love, helpfulness, compassion, caring, listening, noticing and then reaching out and lending a hand … just give it away today.

People need it.

Business is about people first. Social Media is about people first. Human beings are not dollar signs, and none of us want to be seen as one, treated as one. Your success in social media first, will come from your desire and ability to build relationships, and then … to nurture them.

Today, just give it away. Care about others first. Be curious about others first. You know that love you can see in the eyes of a dog? That beautiful warm love and loyalty and awe, that they have for you, and for other human beings? You know, we’ve all seen that look. Pure love. They adore you, us.

Do that. Do that.

daschund dog with loving eyes in baby buggy

You don’t have to be all mushy with your words in business if you don’t want to (although these days, that’s not a bad thing at all either)people can feel your energy, your thoughts, your moods. Simply express through your intention. People will notice. They will feel it.

Today, just give it away, who you really are. We are not separate from our business.

Social media has given us one of the most powerful tools ever, when used for good, to make a difference in the lives of others, yes, through your business. Use it.

Today on FaceBook and Twitter, just give it away. Your kindness, your love, helpfulness, compassion, caring, listening, noticing and then reaching out and lending a hand … just give it away today.

~ Social Media Tips by Brenda Johima ~

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