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Twitter Party 101: How to Have Fun, Make Friends and Win Prizes

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 08.26.11
Twitter Party 101: How to Have Fun, Make Friends and Win Prizes
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So you’re ready to party in the Twitter-sphere? Twitter Parties are great fun and a good way to meet new Tweeps by discussing a shared topic or interest. Parties usually last around 1-2 hours and are very fast-paced. We enjoy throwing Twitter Parties because it gives us the chance to chat with our members in the real-time world.

Twitter parties have the same format as a regular party at home. By searching and using the party hash tag you can see all the conversations that are happening at the party. You can retweet and respond to any of the questions or responses you see in the party.  If you like a response or comment retweet it, it’s a great compliment and that’s how you begin to meet people and be seen by others. 

How the Party Starts:

First, your host will tweet to welcome you and introduce you to the other hosts, panelists and VIP’s. There is usually a door prize and that is drawn from all those who RSVP to the party invite.  It’s not necessary to RSVP to join a twitter party but it does often increase the prizes you’ll be eligible to win, so don’t forget to do it before the party starts.

After introductions your host will introduce the party theme.  Usually the party includes a few fun questions and for each question a party favor can be won! There will also be information and fun facts for you to read and retweet.

The host will tweet out the first question, which you and the hosts should retweet while you think about your answer. As soon as you have a response in mind, tweet your answer with the party hash tag.  You need to be quick but be sure to read and enjoy the responses of others.

At the end of the party you will be asked to enter a grand prize, as with most parties the best is saved until last so it’s usually worth sticking around to enter your response. If you win a prize, it will often be tweeted during the party and you will receive instructions via DM about how to get your prize.

After you join a few parties you will get used to the format and the speed they run and other tweeps will begin to recognize your twitter name. 

Like we said, Twitter Parties can happen very quickly. We want to make sure you know the basics so you’re ready to tweet, win, & have lots of fun!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this blog, post on our Facebook wall, or tweet us at @shespeaksup.

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  • sherrybaby By sherrybaby

    Super helpful! I've attended one twitter party but, had a hard time keeping up. Tweetgrid is a great idea. Thank you!

  • didama By didama

    Twitter Party 101. Helpful tips.

  • steffie By steffie

    Thanks for the tips! I'm planning to attend the Aetna Healthy Food Fight twitter party that you are doing. The Tweetgrid will be really helpful!

  • RoscoeRamblingsJen By RoscoeRamblingsJen

    Thanks for the info on Tweetgrid! It will definitely make things easier!

  • tamala01 By tamala01

    Thanks, this will make life a little easier!

  • ismilefirst By ismilefirst

    I'm still learning about Twitter parites too, so this is very helpful. Esp. the TweetGrid, thanks!

  • CharroA511 By CharroA511

    RSVP as @ChaCha572 :)

  • judybird2 By judybird2

    Well, I tried to post at the party, but it just kept freezing up on me, and saying oops try again. Twice it said sucessful, but never saw any of my tweets get through. It looked like so much fun, I hope I can try it again another time. Congrats to all the people who won prizes and I hope I can chat with you all sucessfully at a party another time.

  • judybird2 By judybird2

    I used the TweetGrid, is there another way I could have posted? TweetGrid did not work for me, even though I authorized them. Oh, well, glad you all had a good time, I enjoyed reading the posts when I could unfreeze the scroll bar. Thanks again, looked like lots of fun and some great prizes.

  • docmp78 By docmp78

    RSVP @notmynametwitty

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