Twitter party basics
So, how do Twitter parties work exactly?
Twitter parties are usually organized around one central idea, event, or product.
A marketing company with a product maker sets up a Twitter party to get people excited about something new happening with their company.
A lot of the times the prizes given away are related to the product discussed.
A Twitter party is a great place to ask your questions, and find answers on your questions you may have as well.
Any given Twitter party has several moderators and cheerleaders, so to speak.
There is often a company member present as well, and those participants are great if you have specific product questions.
Each Twitter party has a certain flow to it, and prizes are often given away 3-4 times during the party, after each segment.
Twitter parties usually run for an hour, but there are some that run for 30 minutes up to 2 hours, depending on the theme.
So, prizes are given away every 20 minutes, or at the beginning, middle, and the end of the party.
In order to win your prize you usually have to answer the questions, and participate in the discussion.
Sometimes there are pre-party prizes involved, and all you need to do is to RSVP with a tweet that you will be attending to be in the running.
The more you have to say, and the faster you respond to questions also matters sometimes.
In general, a Twitter party is like a room full of people where everyone is talking, and you have to follow a certain format to help Twitter party organizers understand what you are responding to.
For example, each Twitter party question will be most often marked as “Q1”, “Q2”, “Q3”, etc, and in order to answer a specific question you should start your responses with “A1”, “A2”, “A3” corresponding to the question asked.
In general again, if you are trying to participate in a Twitter party, you need to make sure that you are placing a hashtag related to this particular party into each of your responses. This is the only way the party participants will be able to follow what you are saying.
Another way to mark your specific party-related tweets is tagging party organizers, the brand, and some moderators you see who are participating in the party. Then you are striking a conversation, and your questions will always be answered.