How to be a Twitter goddess (or god), with Samantha Kelly

“You can’t underestimate the power of human connection and how you make people feel.”

Samantha Kelly is an Irish entrepreneur, TED X speaker and Twitter expert. Her first business was creating a pack for girls beginning their period – a brave step in Ireland, where conservative religious values around women’s sexual health often still prevail. From there she went on to craft an expertise in social media, and build a network for other women working for themselves looking for support, advice and resources that traditional networking events failed to provide. She shares her wisdom, her outlook and her tips for success in this joyful and candid conversation.

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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Starting a business by accident
  • Finding a global audience through Twitter
  • The importance of helping others along the way
  • Why it’s important to make sure your audience is on the social media platform you choose
  • Choosing a profile picture and bio
  • How you never know who is watching!
  • The power of simple connections
  • Making people feel
  • Using hashtags on Twitter
  • Retweeting and sharing other people’s work
  • Using Twitter lists
  • The importance of responding to notifications
  • The busiest times on Twitter (between 9-10pm)
  • Retweeting your own tweets (Samantha says not to, but I’m actually a fan – since I did it and MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS retweeted me 🙌🏻)
  • The difference between good and bad networking events
  • Women’s Inspire Network, and the importance of having a supportive community as an entrepreneur
  • Self doubt, confidence and stopping drinking

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