Last night when I sat down to get ready to begin my social media class, I started up my computer and up popped Oprah Winfrey’s face and a Skype request to connect to her. Talk about a surprise. I wrote Oprah about nine months ago. She is the only “celebrity” I have ever written a letter to. Think it’s really her? Doubt it. Scammers are everywhere online.
Anyway, my social media class is run by Angel Oakley, Unicatis Marketing– quite the “branding” gal. In class we spent some time talking about the value of Twitter. Angel shared this video with us. It’s an interesting clip of Gary Vaynerchuk hanging out with ” The Harper Studio peeps“. Watch how he converts them into Twitter believers.
So did Gary convert you into a twitter believer too? He couldn’t convert me because I already have a ( fledgling) Twitter account @IAEOU. Remember: business skills are to artists like vowels are to words- pretty basic and necessary. But Gary did convince me to follow him @garyvee. Learn more about Gary @ http://garyvaynerchuk.com/
Gary Vaynerchuk is a 35 year old New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author who is also a self-trained wine and social media expert. Gary does not claim to be a ‘techie’, but in 2005, he began video blogging and now has close to 1 million followers on Twitter and was included in Business Week’s list of the top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow. Pretty amazing self made creative entrepreneur really.