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1 Ten Weeks to Prepare… and Ten Seconds to Tweet Eileen Boswell Community Transportation Association of America February 25, 2011 The Catholic University of America’s Bridging the Spectrum Symposium

2 CTAA EXPO

3 Overcoming Skepticism

4  It’s a no-brainer.”

5 Five Simple Rules 1.) Be prepared. 2.) Enlist allies. 3.) Every conference has a beginning, middle, and end. 4.) Embrace place. 5.) Take it easy.

6 From California to the Heartland

7 Ten Weeks to Prepare

8 Before the Conference  Build relationships  Get the password  Branding the feed  Know your event  Build a following

9 Building a Following  Conference attendees  Members who can’t attend  Partners  Industry leaders  Local businesses

10 Embrace Place

11 Marketing the Feed  On Twitter  In s to attendees  In print materials announcing conference  In print materials at conference  At coffee stations during the conference  On CTAA home page

12 Getting the Feed on CTAA.org  Using Twitter's open source code, we created feed widgets run by javascript to pull a user's "profile" tweets and display them via XHTML/CSS on our Web pages.

13 Ten Seconds to Tweet

14 During the Conference 1.) Pay attention 2.) Pay attention 3.) Pay attention

15 Name Dropping, Twitter-Style

16 Don’t Forget Hashtags!

17 “When” not “If” Lessons Learned

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19 Real Content…with Personality!

20 Capturing Conversations

21 Announcements

22 Fun Stuff, Free Time

23 Unexpected Benefits

24 After the Conference  Close the feed  Document what you did  Discuss lessons learned  Celebrate success  See who was Tweeting

25 Closing Thoughts

26 Capturing a Conference

27 Little Things Mean a Lot

28 Suggestions  Follow conferences on Twitter  Make it a team effort  Use last year’s feed to enhance this year’s conference

29 Eileen Online   twitter.com/CTAAEXPO  twitter.com/NRCtrans  twitter.com/eileencan  embeddedlibrarian.blogspot.com


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