Author: Lou Belcher
ISBN: 978-1450598255

A Speedy Guide to Twitter: Get ready...get set up...and start Tweeting in no time. (Volume 1)

About four years ago the micro -social media site, Twitter was launched. At the time, I didn't have a clue what Twitter was all about or how popular it would become where, by the end of 2008, there would be 100 million tweets per quarter posted. It was also unfortunate that I did not have a copy of Lou Belcher's Ready...Set...Tweet! A Speedy Guide to twitter. Perhaps, I would not have wasted 2 more years, before I decided to take the plunge and experiment with it.

Belcher is a freelance writer, editor and photographer. As the back cover of her book states: “She juggles four twitter sites, four blogs, a website, and she consults on Twitter-related topics.” In other words, she really is into this social site.

With Ready...Set...Tweet! A Speedy Guide to twitter, Belcher shares the mechanics of Twitter with a step-by-step guide that covers what the site can do for you, how it works, and instructions as to how to navigate Twitter. As she mentions in her introduction, there is no need for long winded explanations, “you just need to know what to do.” Sometimes a book's value is in its ability to keep matters simple and Belcher does in fact keep it short and sweet providing her readers with practical advice from someone who knows what she is talking about.

This 110 page manual focuses on seven relevant areas: how Twitter works, its design and set up, page-by-page instructions of its features, how to tweet, followers and following, putting it all together and terminology. Each section is broken down into subsections that are clearly defined in bold letters. For example, if you look at the chapter What Twitter Can Do For You, we notice the following headings and ensuing information: Common Uses for Twitter, Marketing, Specific Research, General Research, News organizations, Family, friends, and clubs, Attention, Announcements, Collaboration, Other uses for Twitter. Did you realize that by reading the Tweets and by communicating with others on Twitter, you will be able to keep up to date on what is happening with your competitors? How about using your blog in conjunction with Twitter. Suppose you have a new product or service to present and you write a blog about it. You can then go to Twitter and Tweet about your new post and your product or service. Moreover, you can even offer specials or discounts concerning the product or service.

This is only a taste of some of Belcher's suggestions, and for someone who is not familiar with the full potential of this micro-social media site, you will be surprised with the number of other “goodies” offered in the book. Books of this genre walk a fine line: they must be entertaining and attractive while remaining accessible. This one definitely fills the bill on all accounts. And if your enterprise is in need of a new way to do business Ready...Set...Tweet! A Speedy Guide to twitter will show you the way in providing valuable information and tweets that will lead to a successful Twitter page.

Click Here To Purchase Ready...Set...Tweet! A Speedy Guide to Twitter: Get ready...get set up...and start Tweeting in no time. (Volume 1)