What is a Twitter Video?

It is a cool new tool put out by Vizify that is automated.  It will go through your Twitter account and create a video around what you Tweet about.  It can then be modified by you before being published.  You can add images, ideas, anything you want.  This creates an animated portrait of your Twitter activity.

Why would you want a snapshot of your Twitter activity?

Besides being cool (it feeds the geek in me) ~ it can also be very useful.

  • The Twitter Video will highlight your top Followers and mention how many interaction they have with your Twitter account.  It then posts a Tweet stating they have a starring role in your Twitter video ~ with a link to the video.  People will favorite and retweet that post if you use it correctly.  You can also redo the video over time as different people start to interact with you on Twitter.
  • It provides a free and easy way to get media into your Twitter account.  Video will engage users better than just text.
  • You can share the Twitter video to other social media platforms ~ the available ones are Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumbler, and email.
  • You can use the Tweet to get more people interested in getting their own Twitter video.  This creates user engagement with your Twitter account.
  • Twitter is a Social Media account – it is not just a place to post advertisements for your business. The Twitter video gives you a way to celebrate your top followers in a new and unique way.  It will increase your mentions and retweets in your account.
  • Remember you are after engagement and conversation in your Twitter account.  You cannot live in a vacuum on Twitter.  If you do then you may as well not have a Twitter account.
  • Twitter is a tool to get more links to your website, to get you more exposure in your area of expertise, to meet and engage other users, to get online interviews with experts (either direction), to let your personality show.  A Twitter video is a great tool to accomplish all these goals.

How to create a Twitter video

  1. You first need a free Vizify account.  These are great to have anyway.  I have mine linked to my email signature so if a new contact wants to learn more about me it is very easy for them to do so.  The Twitter video tool is a free service of Vizify.
  2. Once you are signed into Vizify go to this link: https://www.vizify.com/twitter-video
  3. Simply click the Make Mine button
  4. Wait for about 30 seconds then you can preview your Twitter video
  5. You will have the option to edit the video ~ you can add images, changes the messages highlighted, add music, etc.
  6. When you are satisfied with the video just publish and share.

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