Twitter can be a very powerful tool for actors. There are so many people on there for you to be able to connect with who could impact your acting career in a positive way, but it needs to be used effectively. Having a Twitter profile and posting a few updates every now and again will not cut it. So, what do you need to do?
Here are 10 Twitter Power Tips:
- Make the most of your Twitter bio. This is your opportunity to show who you are… Use it! Always include actor, your location and a link to your website in your bio.
- Use the Twitter search to follow casting directors, producers, directors, experts, journalists and anyone else in the industry; create a Twitter list and interact with them daily by tweeting them if you have something interesting to say or by retweeting or liking their Tweets.
- Always remember- you never know who is watching you so think before you tweet. The same goes for retweets. You may not have written it but by retweeting, you are endorsing it.
- Post regularly. Posts on Twitter are very short lived and because of this it’s almost impossible to post too much on this platform. To avoid being forgotten about, set time daily to post and interact with people.
- Post interesting content! Post about what you are up to with acting, mixed with other things that interest you, start discussions, offer advice, make your own memes featuring quotes from you, post about what you are doing that day, your skills, your passions, the day you had on set and post plenty of good quality photos and videos.
- Nobody wants to be sold to. If all your posts are ‘Check out my IMDB’ or ‘buy tickets for my latest performance here’ you won’t get much interaction.
- Make your profile visually interesting. Here is a link to a great article by buffer app on how to do just that blog.bufferapp.com
- Schedule your tweets. It’s great to tweet live but I would strongly suggest you schedule your tweets using www.buffer.com or similar, for those times where you are busy.
- Use Twitter analytics to monitor what content gets the most interaction for you to see what works for you personally.
- Follow Improv Dare and Share and Showreel Share Day, and get involved for great ways to promote yourself and become more visible.
Now you are ready to make Twitter work for you but the most important thing of all to understand is that it takes persistence. This is not going to happen overnight but as part of your marketing strategy it can have a big impact on your career. So, stick with it and have fun with it!
You weren’t born to be ordinary… You were born to shine!
Eirian Cohen | “I help new actors to fly into the industry like silver bullets. What you believe, you will achieve” | Founder of Northern Star Acting and co-producer of ESG Media, LTD