Twitter Tips for Beginners [VIDEO]

Over the past few months I’ve presented at a number of conferences and to companies on how to use Twitter. On each occasion I’ve been asked for the slides and by others not at the presentations if there were videos of the presentations. Today I sat down to record some audio over one of the slide sets that I use.

While the presentation is titled ‘Twitter Tips for Business’ much of it would be relevant for anyone using Twitter whether they be doing so as a business or as an individual. The video goes for 40 minutes – so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy.


  • August 13, 2009

    Great video, Darren. I found your tip about using the Twitter link as a Twitter explanation page really interesting. Also, I knew you were in Australia, but I never put the time difference together. Very interesting. I’m in the US, but will spend a little more time thinking about best times to share messages. Last thing – do you have any recommendations for the graphically challenged to “dress nicely?” I’d like to create a custom background, but don’t have Photoshop or know much about laying out an image like that.

  • August 13, 2009

    Thanks for the practical info on Twitter. I’m just getting started, and I appreciate your insights. Off to write my bio now.

  • August 13, 2009

    Thanks for sharing your slides at this presentation!

  • August 13, 2009

    Great video, Darren.
    I’m still new to twitter and getting used to the short message length so your tips on how to use the space wisely definitely help.
    Looking forward to checking out some of the other videos, keep it up!

  • August 14, 2009

    Great presentation!

    I have embedded this on my site.

  • August 14, 2009

    How do I put these on my web site? Love them and want to share them with others as well.

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an excellent day!

    Deb :)

  • August 14, 2009

    Thanks for the great useful info. When I saw how long the video was going to run, I had doubts about spending 40 minutes. But the more I listened, the more I listened; until I had watched it all. Great video.

  • August 14, 2009

    Agreed: “Getting users is all about being useful on twitter” – same with blogging ;-) Great presentation, Darren.

  • August 14, 2009

    Hi Darren,

    Thanks so much for this video. There are some brilliant tips on it. I’m off now to figure out how I can apply some of them!

    Best wishes


  • August 15, 2009

    Thanks, i think your information will be valluable with my twitter starup.

  • August 16, 2009

    Compellingly Awesome video Darren. So much so that you have helped a compulsive procrastinator on the road back to sanity.
    Absolutely love the Tip about setting up a Twitter Page on your website. Of course if Tweeps are visiting your site for the first time and are also not on Twitter, seeing a link to Twitter isn’t going to mean much to them .But a specific page.. well that could be incredibly beneficial.

    How about a specific post to web site owners on this topic and then survey the results in a month? Great idea that must mean both more traffic and more followers

  • August 17, 2009

    Neat – this was useful! I give presentations and twitter advice in Norwegian, so to be able to study how others are doing it is valuable!

  • August 17, 2009
    Jackie Todd

    Very informative, Darren. The 40 minutes flew by. Thanks so much for posting!


  • August 20, 2009

    Darren, the evangelist of Twitter, thank you much for the tips! I’m revamping my style, using it to help my brand rather than detract.

  • August 21, 2009

    Thanks Darren. I’ve been using Twitter for over a year and there was some useful stuff in there for me.

  • December 20, 2009

    Thanks for the feedback Darren..

  • January 14, 2010

    Very nice Tips Darren. I’m learning to love Twitter. Keep the good stuff coming.

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