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I have many followers on the Peluso Presents Twitter Account.  The thing is, I don’t really use Twitter for what it’s really good for.. a public conversation.  For me, Twitter is about announcements.  I do try and make a comment here and there, but mostly it’s about putting out the word that I have a new post. Clearly I need to get more followers, who potentially can retweet the post announcements.

Trending.  That’s the word.  How do I get an idea, a post, a conversation to ‘trend’.  Well step one is to develop a community of people who would actually care.  I don’t have that yet but i’m working on it.  Step two is to make it easy for them to connect and share when I have a big event.. such as a live event or a launch of a book.

I think I have found a new option for step two. It’s called Crowd speaking.  I’m not the only one to think that this idea is a solid option for promoting a new book. They are  Crowd Speaking services that are easy to use, like any cloud base service.  The first is Thunderclap and it’s competitor is Headtalker.  I like the idea of a Thunderclap for a book because it really works well when trying to time an event.

I’m not ready for Thunderclap yet.   I only have about 50 twitter followers.  For those that actually read my tweets.. Thank you.  Please continue and invite people to come to the blog.  I need people to follow me on twitter and I need people who will visit the blog.  That way when the book is finally done, I have an audience who will buy it or take part in something like a Thunderclap.

This post is a little bit unlike me.  I generally don’t ask my readers to do anything.. but if there is something I have learned in my decades in sales, it’s that you should always ask for the business.  Since i’m not asking anyone for a deposit check in this case (wow, did I just age myself or what?), I will instead ask for the retweet.

Funny thing though.. it seems that getting the check was easier.

Inspiration for this post via Gamasutra: Natalia Dolzycka’s Blog – Smart ways to use social media while promoting indie games.

Posted by Mike Peluso

Mike Peluso writes about the collision between between the business / professional world and life. He also writes about the journey involved with the Peluso Presents efforts including the Blog, Books, and Podcast so that others may benefit from his efforts. From Mike: I spend hundreds of hours working on these articles every year with no compensation other than support I get through donations. You can support with a tip and by Subscribing to the Podcast (and writing a review on iTunes would be really appreciated as well!) One time tips:

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