Each Thursday night at 8pm ET, IBN hosts #HandmadeChat, a weekly Twitter talk show designed to help you sell more of the products you make. If you've never attended before, now is the time. It's fun, informative, and a super supportive environment where you'll learn so much about making your business more successful.
To learn more, follow the #HandmadeChat hash tag on Twitter to see what everyone's talking about. Here is the lineup for October!
October 4: Donna DeRosa: Best Twitter Practices For Handmade Businesses
“Twitter” — say the word and some people shiver with delight while others run away and hide. Either extreme is dangerous for small business owners. Love it or hate it, you must integrate Twitter into your marketing strategy or you risk losing opportunities for your business to grow, and for you to grow both personally and professionally. We'll discuss basic proven strategies for using Twitter to your advantage without becoming either consumed by it or fearful of it.
October 11: Melissa Rivera: How To Encourage Positive Interaction At Your Facebook Page
You have a FaceBook Page of course. There are even a few hundred people there, but they're a bit on the quiet side. How can you reach out to them in ways that encourage interaction and enjoyable experiences day after day? These and other important questions will be answered, and many tips will be shared, on this episode.
October 18: La Shonda Tyree: How To Make The Most of Fall Craft Shows & Markets
One of the most fun and popular ways to generate holiday sales is to participate in local craft shows and markets during the fall season. We'll discuss options, dos and dont's, and how to prepare for and organize your show and market appearances — even if you are just now getting started! This is a great chat to help you make the most of shows all year round.
October 25: Donna Maria (moi!): How To Manage Multiple Twitter Accounts
If you have used Twitter for business for a year or two, you have probably already figured out that one Twitter account may not be enough for you. There's one for your business of course, but should you have more than one? What about a personal Twitter? Or a Twitter for your dog? Your virtual assistant? Your sales reps? This chat will help you sort through the muck and provide additional information to flesh out my post: Tips For Organizing Multiple Twitter Accounts.
See you on October 4, for #HandmadeChat. Remember to read the easy instructions here if you don't already know how to participate.
And by the way, we choose our topics based on feedback from you! If you have any ideas, please complete the #HandmadeChat Survey, so we can consider your suggestions!
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