Creating An Awesome Twitter Community

, Interaction and Product Designer

I often hear people talking about Twitter as a necessary evil. They've heard it's great for telling people about their product and hearing customer feedback but they just don't get why on earth people actually enjoy using this service.

  • "I think I have an account but I haven't done anything with it."
  • "I hate having to figure out how to fit into 140 characters."
  • "It's just one more social network for me to update."

This is your class if you want to learn about using Twitter to connect with people who share your passions, as well as fill your timeline with conversation and links that inspire and inform. You want to build a community that allows you to network, talk and learn from people close to home and all over the world.

What to bring:
Come to class with a wifi-enabled laptop, tablet or phone with a Twitter client or web-browser pre-installed. Please have a Twitter account that has a photo and description already started.

In the class:
I'll show some of the basics and then we'll dive right in to try out some of the skills. We'll look together at profiles and interests to provide feedback and generate ideas for each person in the class.

  • Learn┬áthe basics of how Twitter works so you can feel more comfortable using it
  • Find people to listen to and learn from who have a "voice" and way of using Twitter that you love
  • Come up with some good "fit the elephant into 140 characters" strategies
  • Move beyond #hashtaggery and @name dropping to find your own unique voice and content
  • Create a great profile that will help people understand your interests and your "voice" immediately
  • Learn how to interact with other people on Twitter in respectful, kind ways

You'll leave this class with a great set of tools for making the most of Twitter - connecting and sharing with fabulous people near and far and building a community that will serve you well in your business or personal life.

Schedule
  • Creating an Awesome Twitter Community

    The Talener Group

    100 Montgomery Street, Suite 2125
    San Francisco, CA

    In the class:
    I'll show some of the basics and then we'll dive right in We'll work on our presentation, content and connection strategies. We look at profiles and interests to provide feedback and generate ideas for each person in the class.

    • Learn┬áthe basics of how Twitter works so you can feel more comfortable using it
    • Find people to listen to and learn from who have a "voice" and way of using Twitter that you love
    • Come up with some good "fit the elephant into 140 characters" strategies
    • Move beyond #hashtaggery and @name dropping to find your own unique voice and content
    • Create a great profile that will help people understand your interests and your "voice" immediately
    • Learn how to interact with other people on Twitter in respectful, kind ways
    Sep
    19
    Wed, September 19th, 2012

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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Mair Dundon

Interaction and Product Designer

Mair Dundon has explored many aspects of the computer world in the past 26 years. Her work has allowed her to interact with companies large and small doing interactive prototyping, user research, and programming along with interaction and product design. She started her life as a generalist with a strong background in psychology, science and art and continued her explorations with 14-years as a college-level instructor in-person and online at schools all over the SF Bay Area, and as a speaker and author on prototyping, product development and experience design.

Currently, she uses her passion for connective, natural and organic technology to inspire and ground her consulting practice in native mobile, touch-based software and product design. She also consults with several startups on lean UX and iterative product development, helping them come up with experimental frameworks and evaluation criteria for smart, focused prototyping and user testing cycles. To keep her skills relevant and nimble, Mair has begun research and development on her own products that allow training to recognize and shift out of fight, flight and freeze responses in our lives.

She discovered Twitter a bit later than some and was delighted to find that it was an amazing place for an introvert to get to know people in the UX and design communities. You can read about her discoveries on her quietAction blog. She finds her Twitter community to be the most interactive, humorous and inspiring group of humans that anyone could ever desire.

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