Ask Yourself: What makes your Twitter different and stand out from the rest?

I admit it. I’ve been Tweeting every day for a few months now and am quite enjoying it. I resisted the whole social networking thing for quite some time but there’s something thrilling about being able to have a moment’s thought and share it with hundreds of followers.

As I’ve gotten into the groove with tweeting just a few minutes a day and following other like-minded people that love to share their experiences, quotes, tips and funny stories, I’ve grown to realize more and more the value of social networking and am having fun meeting people from all over the world.

In saying that, none of us want to waste our time – heaven knows we do enough of that with other interruptions throughout the day so it’s important to be smart in our social networking activities. I realize the whole premise of social networking is to connect with others, develop relationships, and find a commonality amongst us, which is great in of itself; however, let’s be honest here – the bottom line for many is that we all hope to get noticed and perhaps even get lucky and transform those personal relationships into client relationships.

The question is, how to do that without risking offending anyone? No one likes to follow those that do nothing but promote themselves all day long – would you?

One of the answers is making yourself stand out from the rest by having a custom Twitter background designed to match your brand. This way, when someone comes to your Twitter page, they are immediately stimulated by the visual representation of who you are and what you do. Pictures do tell a story and this is no different. That first impression does many things like …

– Presents you as a professional; someone to trust to follow
– Positions your brand effectively so they take you more seriously
– Showcases your credibility through a visual presentation
– Increases the perceived value of your products and services

It also gives the opportunity to promote your website, sending qualified visitors to learn more about what you do.

The result? A professionally designed Twitter background brings out your personality and expression of who you are, resulting in attracting more followers – which is one step closer to a new client!

Think about your reaction when you visit a follower’s Twitter page – what is your immediate response to their presentation? Do you have a favourable impression when they present themselves in a professional light? The same can happen for you with your own custom design!

Happy Twittering!
Sue

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About the Author: Susan Friesen uses her heart-centered principles in running a successful service-centric website development and eMarketing firm in Canada. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs and business owners build a successful on-line presence and enjoys being a part of their on-ongoing support team. Find more about custom Twitter backgrounds at www.EVTwitterBackgrounds.com and get biz tips and inspiration by following her on Twitter!

I admit it. I’ve been Tweeting every day for a few months now and am quite enjoying it. I resisted the whole social networking thing for quite some time but there’s something mystical about being able to have a moment’s thought and share it with hundreds of followers. As I’ve gotten into the groove of following other like-minded people that love to share their experiences, quotes, tips and funny stories, I’ve grown to realize more and more the value of social networking.