The Power of Social Media to Build Your Business

In San Diego yesterday at the Women’s Council of Realtors venue I attendeded a panel discussion on … The Power of Social Media to Build Your Business moderated by Amy Chorew. The panelists were Sara Bonert, Kristal Kraft and Ginger Wilcox.

News from the NAR convention 2009 in San Diego.

In addition to learning what a HASH TAG is the panel gave us some great ideas, directions and pointers.

The Power of Social Media to Build Your Business - WCR panel at NAR convention

  • There are a variety of social media venues – pick what works for you – don’t force what doesn’t
  • Try for idea of groups to connect with others in your area for things that interest you
  • Don’t create groups to “sell” to – but rather to engage with
  • Use Twitter to pre-plan events and pre-connect with other participants
  • Find topics of interst on Twitter by using and enter hash tag (pound or number symbol) follwed by the topic example #WCR09 – for WCR events at the 09 NAR convention
  • Find local tweeters, read their stuff, and start following ones that you relate to
  • Find local businesses that tweet and attend their events and let them know how you found them
  • Re-Tweet like Reblog when you find things of interest
  • Review your biographies on all social network sites and revamp them for the audience – don’t sell yourself – get personal
  • Incorporate LINKS in your biographies that lead back to your blog posts
  • Incorporate VIDEO – this is a theme that has been repeated at just about every meeting we’ve attended at the convention

These were just a few of the great pointers, tips and examples that the panel shared with us.

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