Mike Wesley has quite a presence on twitter. With over 30,000 followers and almost 15,000 tweets in just over a year, he's hard to miss. He has become something of a twitter expert (twexpert?), and can be seen flaunting his expertise on regular live http://TwitTalk.tv video conferences. He's also something of a marketer, and is currently promoting a project of his called VideOptin, among other things. As busy as he is, he has found the time to intweet, so let's see what he has to say...
@jafprrr: Welcome to your intweet! The question of the night is, can you outdo Obama?
@Mike_Wesely: That can be tough, but if he stands still for too long, it could happen.
@jafprrr: Not much chance of that happening! You've achieved a lot in your 1st year on twitter, haven't you?
@Mike_Wesely: Yes pretty proud of were I'm at :-)
@jafprrr: That's what I really want to know tonight. Where ARE you at? What would you say you've achieved?
@Mike_Wesely: I have built some very strong relationships, and have also positioned myself in a good place
@jafprrr: Positioned yourself for what?
@Mike_Wesely: Positioned as a go to person about Twitter and for many other things.
@jafprrr: Yes, I was watching u on http://TwitTalk.tv 2nite. How long did it take to become a twexpert?
@Mike_Wesely: Well over a few months i just tried to help people with Twitter questions and then it just grew from there.
@jafprrr: I see you're using that knowhow for coaching. How else does it benefit you?
@Mike_Wesely: again it mostly comes down building relationships with people,
@jafprrr: ...and once you've built that relationship, what then? This is the meaty bit, as far as I can tell.
@Mike_Wesely: well u build relationships, u attract to U, then any products or services people want to get from U because they like U.
@Mike_Wesely: It is really all just human characteristics, no different on Twitter than F2F. Most don't realize this simple thing
@jafprrr: U see, that's the bit I've never really worked out. How successful have you been at this critical (selling) stage?
@Mike_Wesely: I have had successes, but I havent really even gotten to that stage yet, the more patient U are the more successful this is.
@Mike_Wesely: I also will say I was at Events the past 2 weeks and because of Twitter and my position, many ppl were coming 2 me for advice
@jafprrr: I get the impression that marketing isn't new to u. What were you doing b4 u started on twitter?
@Mike_Wesely: I am a marketer that has a software company, and offering services like content mng. sys. , autoresponder, and shop cart
@Mike_Wesely: The last 2+ yrs have been developing social networking platforms
@jafprrr: Ah, so u were already using the net. Tell me about these social networking platforms you're developing...
@Mike_Wesely: The biggest I am restricted to talk about, but http://SportsBunch.com is one of them, we also can plug to any niche
@jafprrr: Mmmm, sport! What about VideOptin - that's another project of yours, right?
@Mike_Wesely: Yes, http://VideOptin.com is a service that works with ur autoresponder that combines video and the optin in the same player
@jafprrr: Do you come up with these ideas, or is your job just to sell them?
@Mike_Wesely: I am the Idea guy for sure. always luv solving problems
@jafprrr: I was going to ask u what is the next big social networking app, but I guess you can't tell me?
@Mike_Wesely: Well I will say that I feel Twitter is here to stay for a while, but the next will be very video intense i believe.
@jafprrr: Is that a hint?
@Mike_Wesely: It Could be ;-)
@jafprrr: What IS it that you think makes twitter so popular?
@Mike_Wesely: the 140 Chars. (short) and real time response - Great way to build relationships :-)
@jafprrr: So do those 140 characters swallow up most of yr life, or are you a good time manager?
@Mike_Wesely: I am active indeed, but I am a great multi-tasker and doing other work at the same time
@jafprrr: Would you still be using twitter if you weren't using it for marketing?
@Mike_Wesely: who knows what path I would be on if i were not a marketer, but, I will say Twitter has benefits for all > So I would hope so
@jafprrr: You post a lot of quotes - do you have a fav?
@Mike_Wesely: #QUOTE: "Be Yourself, Nobody likes the other You anyway."
@jafprrr: LOL, that's a good one! And finally, who inspires you on twitter?
@Mike_Wesely: That one and others i personally write, are special, but I post a lot of really special ones for sure.
@Mike_Wesely: All the really really cool followers i have. without them I am nobody.
@jafprrr: A great way to finish! Well, thank you. It's been a pleasure getting to know the man behind the pointing fingers...
@Mike_Wesely: Thats funny, and I appreciate u taking the time to share what i Have to say :-) Good Luck to U and all ur readers :-)
@jafprrr: Thank you.
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