Twitter is a Virtual Town Square

by Gary Loper on February 26, 2015

The major advantage of Twitter is that it is wide open. People will see your posts, and the whole world can discover you. You can find almost anyone on Twitter. It is the only platform that I know that is searchable. You can do an internet search, and if you use target key words, those tweets will start showing up in internet searches. You can follow anybody, anyone in the world. I have had conversations with Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh, Richard Bach, and T. Harv Eker. They all have responded to me in some manner.

It is amazing the accessibility of people on Twitter. It is far more accessible than any place else. The conversations are more open. And, it is 24/7. You don’t have to worry about vetting somebody else. With Facebook, less than 2% of the people you have attracted will ask that you friend them on FB, or like their business page. Now Facebook has set up limits that you are only allowed to reach 2% of your following with your posts, because they are now looking for you to buy advertisements to reach your lists. Twitter is so wide open. You can have public tweets. Town square 6If you focus your tweets on key words, on how you want to be found, you will be found by people all around the world. You can grow your business, grow your community, get traffic 24/7, and create a Twitter presence by putting out 20 – 30 tweets out a day. Twitter has become that virtual town square where there are really no limits of what one can share with all the Tweople.

The most important aspect is to pay attention to your profile and banner. Most people have an incomplete profile and banner. When people click on your Twitter page, you have 4 – 10 seconds, maybe less to create an impression. Twitter gives everyone a billboard where you can create your signature – your profile, your photo and your links, as well as demonstrate how you can solve people’s problems. Connect with people with your photo. Let your smile be your logo. You can put your logo up in your banner. Unfortunately, so many people are missing that opportunity.

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. ~ Hannah Tatum Whitall Smith

1st impressions are branding opportunities!

I use my banner as a billboard with URLs of my eBooks, ways to connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media platforms, as well as my bio. It is basically a description of what I have worked on and where my expertise lies. Your eyes go to the center, where it draws your attention. So many people have such talents, so many gifts, such great things to share, to help people, but they are not utilizing the tools that are available.

What is the best way to engage on Twitter?

Cultivate RelationshipsSome people insist on promotion, promotion, promotion. I fired a client simply because they used that strategy. They are going 100% with promotional tweets. Focus on the needs of others by serving them, with at least 80% of your tweets enhancing somebody’s life. Make their life better, educate them, entertain them, and create engagement. When you do that you are building that trust and rapport. People are more apt to click on your stuff when you enhance people’s lives. But, if you are just using it as a selling platform, they are going to click away. They will unfollow you, and you will lose that communication.

Remember the secret is engagement. Create relevant, unique content, and share positive, uplifting messages. Be sure to interact and respond to everyone. Foremost, listen and focus on their passions, and ask questions. Importantly, be transparent, and tweet and retweet often. Show gratitude for their presence, contributions and referrals.

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets

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Celebrating International Listening Awareness Month
#GLTP Chat – March 2nd, Monday, 1 – 3 pm ET

Today’s Topic, Listening: Listening is a vital tool. It is the key to Building Better Relationships. Listening is a learned skill, a tool that can be taught and acquired with desire, repetition, and reinforcement.  It is the most effective manner to hearing what is truly being said.

Today we will discuss the many aspects of what and how you can become an active listener. When we embrace listening we take our relationships to a more meaningful level.  When we keenly listen to others we awaken a part of ourselves, to be present, active, supportive and loving.

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Jump into the conversation, reconnect with our community or create new relationships. Let’s create a collaborative effort. Everyone will be sharing their best blogs, strategies on Twitter, networking tips, business advice and much more!


Up until June 1, 2014 you could find Gary’s Twitter Party at #GaryLoperTwitterParty. To make room for additional characters in your tweets, we will now be using the short tag #GLTP. 

Some helpful links:

  • Connect on Twubs or TweetChat.
  • Are you wondering what a Twitter Party is? Watch this video.
  • To help you with being active in the party, and to answer some of your questions about Twitter or Twitter Parties, please feel free to read some of my Twitter blogs.

#GLTP Chat: JOIN US! Become an engaging conversationalist, engage and meet new Tweople. Build new relationships, make valuable connections, create a collaborative effort and join the conversation. Be a part of the Virtual Blast and Feel the Electricity of Gary’s Twitter Party — #GLTP!

We are now having only one event each month: Scheduled 1st Monday of every month, from 1 – 3 pm ET.

For special events we often schedule on other days, please refer to topic.

For your convenience, please use this time converter.

“You never get people’s fuller attention than when
you’re listening to them”. ~Robert Brault



Some text/links you should have ready for #GLTP – #MarketPlace:

  • #MarketPlace – have links ready FB biz & personal pages, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube & Pinterest.
  • #MarketPlace – have freebie links ready – ebooks, audios, videos, classes, etc.

During the chat we will be posting questions to start engagement. The listing below is not the exact wording of the questions that will be asked in the #GLTP. The intent is to help you prepare and gather your thoughts around the theme of our conversation.

Some Questions to Help You Get You in the Flow *:

  • How is hearing and listening different?
  • When listening, how does the person’s voice / tone reflect what they are feeling?
  • How can you listen to your partner/family better?

* Actual questions will be numbered and posted live during the Tweet Chat.


  • To help others out who may have just joined the party, please
    RT the question along the way.

I am in gratitude and appreciation, thank you all!




Predictions and Promises in the New Era of Love

February 18, 2015

Although the Mayan calendar ended in 2012 with predictions of the end of world, I always had a different interpretation, a different approach.  I forecasted a new age. Today I still believe this holds true. We are finding ourselves in a new era, an era with a new vibration – a higher frequency of LOVE. […]

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Attracting Prosperity and Abundance, Part 8

February 14, 2015

Last in the Series In the previous blog I referenced to the power of written goals. Taking it a step further, find somebody to work with, someone to help you stay accountable with your goals. An accountability partner can increase the probability of success. Working together creates that synergy and momentum. Use that power to […]

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Attracting Prosperity and Abundance, Part 7

February 8, 2015

When we talked about habits in one of my earlier blogs, one aspect is ‘paying yourself first’. I got this from the ‘Richest Man in Babylon’. It talked about paying yourself first financially. It is important that you put away a certain percentage of earned money to use to acquire new assets, and invest in […]

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The Secrets to Building Better Love Relationships

February 8, 2015

Love is the most powerful force in the Universe. It makes us whole.  When we are in love, we feel better, more alive.  Love makes us more than we thought we could be.  Being in love every day is a worthwhile gift, one that everyone can experience throughout their life.  To hold on to love […]

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Poop and Inspiration… What…? How Can Poop Relate to Inspiration?

February 8, 2015

Poop and Inspiration… What…? How Can Poop Relate to Inspiration? GUEST BLOG by Robert Frank Poop and Inspiration – Seriously… What does one have to do with the other? Now that’s a good question! I’m actually glad you asked! So, I just received a comment on one of my blog posts that you can see […]

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Attracting Prosperity and Abundance, Part 6

February 1, 2015

#JustForToday #Affirmation ~ I Want to Change for the Better #GaryLoper 99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses ~ George Washington Carver Now is the time to make a change. Postponing is an unjustifiable. Waiting for a special time or holiday is an excuse. What’s important to you? […]

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Yes! Energy Makes Life More Livable

February 1, 2015

  There are some people out there who can’t say yes to anything without polling their lives to death.  Some of them have been doing it for so long that it feels unnatural NOT to issue a poll on even the smallest of decisions. As a result, what they see as slow, methodical, decision making […]

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