On a recent business trip, I used Twitter to create some excellent relationships. Here's the quick version of what I did...
- I made some meetings using email and the telephone
- I searched for meeting attendees on Twitter
- I followed meeting attendees on Twitter
This helped tremendously with the introductions and conversations. Even though I had never met some of these folks, I felt comfortable knowing a bit more about them before I had actually shook their hands. Even for the folks I did already know, I was able to find out what was on their minds within the last few days or weeks.
Twitter: Great for in-person communications!