Learn about Twitter at BizTech Expo

    Words like ‘Tweet,’ ‘Tweetup,’ ‘Tweeps,’ ‘Twiterati,’ ‘Twhirl,’ ‘Twitterberry,’ and most recently ‘Twibe,’ and ‘Twintern’ have been surfacing more and more frequently in business vocabulary.
    The popularity of the online social media site Twitter is growing rapidly and whether you and your company have jumped on board or not, there are conversations taking place in the ‘Twitterworld’ every minute of the day, and people might be talking (good or bad) about your company on Twitter. It is a conversation you might want to join.
    Haven’t had time to set up a Twitter account? Don’t know who to follow or what to even do once you are on there?
    For this year’s BizTech Expo event at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, BizTimes Milwaukee has teamed up with Milwaukee-based Comet Branding to offer you help with Twitter.
    Stop by the BizTimes Media Booth (#131) on Wednesday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. and on Thursday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for help setting up your Twitter account at the “Comet Branding Twitter Lounge.” Al Krueger, founder, right brain of Comet Branding, and Sara Meaney, Comet Branding partner, left brain; will help sign you up for an account, establish your ‘Twitter handle,’ take a picture for your profile, provide you with some ‘Twitter Tips,’ give you a list of the top people to ‘follow’ in the Milwaukee community, and even send out your first ‘Tweet,’ right from the Expo.
    Sound confusing? Al and Sara can help you decipher some of the quirky Twitter jargon you hear so much about, and do it without needing a ‘Twictionary.’
    Al will also air his weekly Comet Branding Internet Radio Show, which routinely features discussions on hot topics, people and issues related to business and the realm of branding, PR and social media, live from the BizTech Expo on Wednesday morning.

    Already on Twitter?
    Help BizTimes and Comet Branding Twitterfy the Expo! ‘Tweet,’ using #BizTech, about what you are expecting to get out of attending, who and what you hope to see, what you want from our exhibitors, and how we can help you get the most out of your BizTech experience.
    Find other people attending and meet up at the first official BizTimes Media ‘Tweetup’ at the BizTech After Hours event on Wednesday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. Take advantage of the BizTimes ‘Tweetup’ discount by entering the code TWEET during your registration.
    BizTimes is leaping into the realm of social media, just like other companies in our neighborhood. As we dabble in the art of Twitter, we’d like to share those experiences with you. We encourage those attending the Expo to ‘Tweet’ about what you are seeing, share your likes and dislikes about the event. Give us your feedback and opinions, and at the same time help make this year’s #BizTech expo Twitterific!

    Alysha Schertz is a reporter for BizTimes Milwaukee.

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