I really like Twitter. I have volunteered to teach a webcast to help lawyers understand Twitter on Tuesday November 10 (noon CST) and we are calling it Twitter for Lawyers with Jim Calloway. Twitter is probably the most simple and most direct global form of communication. If you want to know what someone is saying on Twitter you check out their Twitter account without them ever knowing or you can follow them to see all of their pearls of wisdom. It reminds me of Jimmy Buffett's Coconut Telegraph. (Here's a YouTube video if you don't get that reference.)
Leading up to our webcast, we are inviting the Twitterverse to have a little fun and have a chance to win a $50 Best Buy gift card. Tweet out how you use Twitter and include both the webinar link and the hashtag:
You can use another URL shortener if you wish but the hashtag is required, along with a link to the webcast landing page or this blog post. I'd love a good tip about Twitter to add to my program but every individual who tweets with the link and hastag will have an entry no matter what they tweet (within reason and good taste-- my call on that.) The contest ends when the webcast starts and, yes, there will be live tweeting during the presentation. (Employees of the Oklahoma Bar Association are not eligible to win.)
This program will start at a basic level and is perfect for someone who has never tweeted before. Every law firm should have a Twitter account whether they use it frequently or not. Hence the hashtag #Twitter4Lawyers
- So how would a law firm use Twitter?