There is that person we want to contact. That person may be a social media expert, an author, a sports analyst, or someone else. Before you use the methods I am going to share, it’s important to find the right people to build the connections with. If you don’t like music, trying to build a connection with someone who likes music isn’t going to work. Finding the right people to connect with is a starting point.
When you find the right people to connect with, check their past tweets and see if they have had any conversations. The more conversations someone has on Twitter, the more likely they are to respond to one of your tweets. If someone doesn’t respond too often, you should still try to make the connection if you want to, but you’re not as likely to get a response.
The next way to build the connection is by tweeting something that will continue the conversation. Saying “@ThePerson, I am your biggest fan!!!” or “@ThePerson, thanks for following me!” might get a thank you in return. Those kind of conversations aren’t going to continue for a long period of time.
A good way to get someone to notice you is by praising their work. When you recommend one of their products, don’t say, “Product By The Person.” Instead of that, say, “Product By @ThePerson.” @ThePerson will respond, and then you ask them a question to continue the conversation. Here are some examples of good questions:
1. What gave you the inspiration to do what you do?
2. Would you like to be interviewed for my blog?
3. What advice would you give to a beginner?
4. When are you coming out with a new product? I’ll be the first person to buy it.
5. What would you recommend? (books, movies, blogs, etc but only pick one to ask @ThePerson)
Who are you trying to build connections with on Twitter? You can use the Q&A Part of this blog or leave a comment so I can help out (but only if you want the help). I will also respond to your tweets.