We've already shared tips on how to live tweet, but it's also important to know the basics of what it takes to prepare for live tweeting from an event.
When you think about live tweeting it sounds easy, right? Just grab your phone and go! Well, there's actually much more to it than that. In fact, there are a few very important factors that come into play when preparing to live tweet.
On the night of the event, there are about a dozen things that could possibly go wrong and the last thing that you need is to be disorganised. It’s important to have your ducks in a row and be very well informed and prepared - It will make your job so much easier!
To tell the truth, there is actually only one thing you must do before you go out and live tweet: RESEARCH: This is probably the most vital and important factor in the prep for live tweeting. First, you need to make sure you are fully aware of the 'who's who' that will be attending. Make sure that you follow them on Twitter and Instagram well in advance, and maybe even drop them a ‘shout out’ or a #FF to gain some exposure. These tweets should mention something about the event and tag them. This helps create hype around the event, and it helps you familiarise yourself with Twitter handles and relevant hashtags.
Trust us, this is all going to be very useful when you go live, as you won't have time to scramble through Twitter searching for people's information. You can simply snap a pic of them, write a your tweet, tag and POST! It’s as simple as that.
Some advice: Personalised tweets are always a hit. Make the person you are tweeting about feel special and engage with them. Stiff and boring tweets never make the cut. If you are looking for favourites and retweets, spice it up and create that conversation!
Taking this info into account, you'll see right away how easy and efficient things become on the evening of a live tweet event. And what a pleasure it can become. You won’t even realise that you are working, because you've simplified things for yourself so well!