Every Dot Connects gave me my twitter wings

Go tweet young one!Most people know that networking, i.e. relationship building, is not so much about what you can get, but what you can give to someone else. What value can you add to their life, business, cause, goal, etc…? Every Dot Connects obviously knows networking, not only do they give various workshops in social media but they also share what they have learned in the process. Check out Sheila Scarborough‘s latest post here: Teaching the teachers: what we’ve learned from our social media workshops.

I attended the first Every Dot Connects workshop called, “Learn Five Web 2.0 Tools in One Day”, and had a great time. I had met Connie Reece before briefly, but it was the first time I had met Sheila Scarborough and Jennifer Navarrete. These ladies helped to catapult me into twitter that day. I had a few tweets under my belt, but needed an extra shove out of the nest to really get going.


And now, believe it or not, I have two twitter accounts! I recently changed my main account to  @SueRostvold and started a separate one for my other business, @VerySuperCool. It’s a great networking tool, but very addicting if you’re not careful.

So I guess you could say that I got my twitter wings from Every Dot Connects. Thanks @conniereece, @SheilaS and @epodcaster for all your help. A new media enthusiast couldn’t ask for more awesome mentors!

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8 Responses to Every Dot Connects gave me my twitter wings

  1. Connie Reece 2009/01/15 at 9:48 AM #

    Sue, I love the photo of Mama Bird pushing Baby Bird out of the nest. That is truly the purpose of our workshops: to get other people up to speed on the tools that are available and then set them free to soar. It’s been so much fun to watch you fly. Thanks for the very kind words.

  2. Sue Rostvold 2009/01/15 at 1:40 PM #

    Thanks for the comment Connie. I like the photo too! When I saw it I knew it was perfect for this post.

    Before I took your class I was looking for information about twitter online and found BlogTalkRadio. I listened to Toby Bloomberg‘s podcast interview of you and B.L.Ochman talking about twitter. I really enjoyed that 30 minute piece by the way.


  3. Global Patriot 2009/01/15 at 2:20 PM #

    I thought I knew networking, having been in corporate management for the past 20+ years, and while there are many similarities, learning the ropes of social networking does present a new challenge. Not only are the options for connecting greater in number, but the reach of these tools is much greater and the crossover leverages each tool’s effectiveness.

    How you decide to use blogging, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and even email will determine how fast your network grows, and how little time you have left in the day :-)

    Congratulations on your social media success, Sue! Looking forward to all you have to offer in the years to come!

  4. Sue Rostvold 2009/01/15 at 9:07 PM #

    Thanks Mark! I’ve learned SO much in the last year or so, and I’ve loved every minute!

    I think that being a seasoned networker is a definite advantage. And you’re right, it is challenging to manage your time online, and decide which tools/applications to use.

    In a few years we’ll be saying, remember that twitter thingy? ;)

  5. Therese 2009/01/15 at 9:23 PM #

    You’ve come a long way, baby! Seriously…you’ve learned a lot in the past year. After meeting Sheila & Connie tonight I can see how they inspired you…they both seem quite passionate about what they do.

  6. Sheila Scarborough 2009/01/15 at 11:22 PM #

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Sue! Connie and I do love our business and feel fortunate to find so many who want to learn it. You’re right about networking; these are just high-powered online tools to do it….

  7. Cheryl Finfrock 2009/01/21 at 8:24 PM #

    Love the picture!!!!

  8. Heather Strout 2009/01/26 at 1:40 PM #

    Sue, great post. I love when people take the time to thank the people who have given them their wings. I have to thank @aaronstrout and @jstorerj for my twitter wings. They were twitter evangelists I couldn’t ignore.

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