I understand not everyone gets social media or uses it for professional reasons. But Twitter has been my preferred tool for doing business – after face to face communication – since 2009. While I do my best to engage others in conversation, next Wednesday I’ll try even harder to give back to the community and my collaborators with Random Tweets of Kindness.
When I moved to Australia from Toronto in 2010, Twitter was my primary source of local information, socialisation and networking. People are shocked when I tell them 80% of my consulting clients in Perth came directly from my connections on Twitter or as a result of warm introductions made by my twitter contacts. Even better, I have developed some great friendships and connections which I cherish. Since relocating to Brisbane and focusing on my passion for analytics, I continue to engage with and learn from an ever growing community of thought leaders and a whole bunch of smart, funny and creative people.
The 11 March is ‘Random Tweets of Kindness’ day #RTOK. Started by Lars Schmidt @ThisIsLars, this is a great day to share the Twitter love with those who have helped us grow, shared their talents, laughed at our jokes, and revealed their soft underbellies to the social world.
How can you participate?
- Read and share Lars’ post
- Share a 140 character hat tip to those who engage and inspire you on the 11 March
- Use the #RTOK hashtag to build some momentum
I may not get to everyone that day but I value the Twitter community and the generosity of knowledge and spirit I have gained from living social.