Beyond the Tweets

twitterSOCIAL NETWORKING is an obvious necessity in everyone’s world. All of your friends are on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, you may have some stragglers on MYSPACE or MY_____ or NEWMYSPACE, but if you want fans you need to know how to use social network and realize that they are part of the equation, but not the entirety of your marketing. The only reason you are reading this is because you have a compute and someone suggested it to you. What we need to do is take your page from promotional to productive.

Let’s start with the obvious, invite bombs work for mics, but not really for shows. E-mails, texts, phone calls, friends talking, a sick YOUTUBE clip, i.e. “BREAD AND MILK”-Vic DiBittetto, that drives traffic. You need people to want to check your page to see what you’re going to say/do next. Some comics test jokes on FACEBOOK, and if you get butts into chairs doing that, then continue being relevant on FB. It’s still better than the daily I’M AT THIS CLUB TONIGHT/ I’M DOING A BRINGER PLEASE BUY TICKETS posts.

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Are Comedians and Musicians really all that different?

musicMy parents were so proud when I graduated college. They asked me what I was going to do with my life now. I replied I was going to be a rock star. They had a laugh. “Well, what are you going to have as a fall back, in case being a rock star doesn’t work out for you?” I said I was going to be a comedian. They laughed so hard I knew at that moment I was destined for wealth and glory… Read more