Twitter List Strategy: Create Lists For Twitter User’s Facebook Pages

ComputerShopper.com published this deansguide article 4-7-10
[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=stock+ticker&iid=87642″ src=”0084/7d4dcd29-6388-4187-82e1-140399da74c3.jpg?adImageId=12172707&imageId=87642″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /]Twitter Lists are an important part of a business strategy if you want to build a viral marketing army, network, give back to your following, or monitor a person or brand. I believe this is a long overdue and over looked method of using Twitter lists: The Facebook strategy

Premise: Twitter Lists for Facebook

The premise here is to build a list(s) that showcases Twitter users that have Facebook business pages.

Twitter List for Facebook: Strategy

  • Announce: broadcast you have a great Facebook page and ask your followers if they have a Facebook page they would like to share
  • Collect: collect and record the Facebook urls people provide to their business page
  • Segmentation: separate and segment your Facebook lists by industry, niche, customer, consumer, prosect, affiliated business, geographic, associations and other filters pertinent to your business
  • Gratitude: build your lists much like the gratitude lists that keep popping up, a list that showcases Facebook page urls provide value
  • List Message: when naming your list fill in added description box with the instructions-“Tweet ur Facebook page url for followers to see”
  • Requirement: only list those people or businesses that have a Facebook page and require that person or company to tweet their Facebook page url at least 1x per week

Twitter List For Facebook: Benefits

  • Resource: a list of Facebook page owners available to your following
  • Networking: list to help others become fans and connect with other Facebook business pages
  • Research: another place to find Facebook pages that contain research information
  • Monitor: help people or companies monitor other brands
  • Eliminate DM: if enough people adopted this strategy, it could render the useless spam DM announcing a Facebook page url
  • #FacebookFri: adopt a new hashtag event that allows people to recommend their favorite Facebook business pages- more on this tomorrow

50 Things I Learned In 50 Years

What does it mean to turn 50 if you can’t share what you have learned with your friends? The following are 50 things, from business to life, I have learned, experienced, or watched in 50 years on this planet. If you have a list please let us hear it. The 50 things are categorized but not ranked~

Business

1. “Your word is your reputation”: say what you’ll do, do what you say
2. “Learning requires heart”: if you don’t want it, it won’t happen
3. “People want to buy they don’t want to be sold”: help people get what they want then you get what you want
4. “Preparation starts at home”: show up to work ready to go
5. “Don’t lie to yourself, it’s unbecoming”: if you don’t believe in your work, you will never succeed
6. “Writing is your publication platform”: learn to blog, express your ideas, create your public record the first jewel in the triple crown of building you as a brand
7. “Under promise and over deliver”: if you positively surprise people they will always react positively
8. “Telephone cold calling is the most underrated business strategy”: the science meets art of selling
9. “Multi Level Marketing is rarely a Win-Win situation”: me first with a huge helping of pie in the sky
10. “Technology is the life blood of business”: things change for the better
11. “Networking is a contact activity”: working the room is NOT networking
12. “Everyone should have a manual labor job in their background”: lessons in humility one jackhammer blast at a time
13. “Education is the great equalizer”: don’t squander your opportunity
14. “You make your own breaks”: capitalize when the moment arrives
15. “Overconfidence is a weakness”: check your ego at the door it might save your deal
16. “Mentoring is a two way street”: whether you are giving or receiving it is a win-win situation
17. “Dress for success”: if you look good you feel good
18. “Never underestimate your opponent”: it may come back to haunt you
19. “Public speaking is crucial to a career”: this is the 2nd jewel in the trip crown of building you as a brand
20. “Leadership is a skill you can develop”: this is the 3rd jewel in the trip crown of building you as a brand
21. “Listening is the skill”: this separates the stars from the pack
22. “Fear is contageous”: if you are fearful in any business situation it shows
23. “Give respect”: recognize excellence
24. “Expectations are dangerous”: if you have to ask you have never had to live up to them
25. “Winning isn’t everything”: it’s the only thing

Life

1. “Your family is your rock”: if you are blessed with a solid family you must never forget them
2. “Travel early and often”: experiencing other places at a young page accellerates personal growth
3. “Live somewhere else”: leave your hometown and live somewhere far away
4. “Learn to adapt”: if you can adapt you can survive
5. “Living overseas”: Athens, Greece is amazing
6. “Follow your dreams”: if you fear trying you will miss out
7. “College is irreplaceable”: personal growth that continues to show up years later
8. Working in the music business: scouting bands while in college a dream job
9. Basketball: playing in front of 5,000+ wishing I could make it a career
10. Room mates: in college at UC Davis 1980 the brother of King Huesen of Jordan
11. Training: one training session with 1980’s Professional Kickboxing Association light heavyweight champion Dennis Alexio
12. Robin Williams: partying with the legendary “Mork” without ever knowing it was him
13. My father: the greatest teacher of humility, graciousness, and toughness
14. My mother: my heart and the person who challenged me to be kind and positive
15. Saving a life: helping a friend make a new start
16. “Losing to learn”: losing teaches you about yourself, winning is not the same teacher
17. “Watching your childhood friend play in the NFL”: Monday night football at the ‘Stick and my friend is on the field as a starting wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
18. “Moderation is everything”: if you allow anything to control you, you haven’t learned a thing
19. Jet skiing in Greece: the greatest adventure in my life riding behind a 25 story cruise ship, inside the wake funnel, jumping through the wake 5 miles outside the Mykanos harbor
20. Regrets: being invited to tryout for my college basketball team by the coach and declining for nothing more than the fear of rejection
21. Redemption: learning from this fear and accepting every challenge and opportunity with open arms
22. “First Kisses”: Kim in 5th grade changed my view of girls forever
23. Wine: so much more than a drink. It’s a lifestyle, appreciation for history, part of my cultural background
24. “Friendship”: they last only when you participate, work at it, and give
25. “Humor”: nearly everything is better with a laugh

Twitter List Strategy: Monitor Without Following

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Twitter List Strategy: Monitor

Prerequisite: In the Monitor strategy, the Twitter user should already have built a number of lists that segment the people and companies they follow. These lists would include prospects, industry peers, organizations, affiliate business partners, networking partners, and customers.

Monitor Strategy: Premise

The idea or premise behind the Monitor strategy is to set up a number of lists, or parts of current lists, that provide an effective monitoring tool for the user. The key to this strategy is the fact that Twitter users are NOT required to follow the people or companies they are listing.

Monitor Strategy: Benefits

  • Monitor: Twitter users may monitor a person or company by placing them on a list without the requirement of following them in return
  • Follow to Follower Ratios: without the requirement of following, Twitter users can keep their Follow vs Follower ratios 1:1
  • Perception: with your Twitter Follow vs Follower ratios near 1:1 you or your company will NOT be perceived as MLM spamming or hard sell sales pitching
  • Research: monitor competitors, industry leaders, consumers, customers, or breaking news agencies to learn and document your niche
  • Stealth: by NOT following your monitoring target, you do NOT show up on their radar helping to remain private in your observations
  • Cloak: Twitter users can hide or cloak lists by “locking” them. Locking your list will keep it private to you and away from your competitors’ prying eyes