The Power of Twitter Chats, Maria Elena, Duron, TBJApodcast 112
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How to explain what you do well in 140 characters. Plus the power of #TwitterChats. How to start one and why you should do it now to build a community. Maria Duron shares her experiences from one of the world’s Top Twitter Chats. Learn the power of Twitter Chats.

Maria Elena Duron is a Marketing Strategist and Coach with Know, Like + Ignite, a boutique relationship development firm, that works with small businesses in bridging their offline and online relationships to increase recommendations, referrals and revenue. Duron specializes in small business marketing; personal and small business brand marketing; referral and appreciation marketing and brand community management. She is recognized by the Texas Governor’s Office and the Texas Workforce Commission for Excellence in Business and is founder of #brandchat.

Inspect what you expect. #BusinessTips #SocialMediaMarketing

Think Like A Journalist Quote

“Most people can’t hear until they’ve been heard.”  Red Scott, businessman

Success Tip or Quote

Never let anyone define you.

Career Highlight

Maria is a mom of  three sons. She’s also an entrepreneur of a family-run business. Her proudest professional moment was receiving a highly respected reward. Listen to her story about her career highlight.

When It Didn’t Work

Hear how a startling accident changed Maria’s life and gave her a new perspective in business and her personal life.

Top Tips On Marketing & Twitter Chats
  1. Know what you want and need first.
  2. Inspect what you expect. Be objective.
  3. Know what you’re good at and what you’re passionate about.
  4. Provide the service that you do best.
  5. Have a laser focus.
  6. You must be able to say it succinctly.
  7. WIFM: What’s in it for me?
  1. Starting A Twitter Chat
    To moderate consider using: That’s what #BrandChat uses.
    Utilize both your personal Twitter handle and a platform to do the chat.

Know what feeds your business and success. #Entrepreneurship

Multimedia Resources

Camcard, Nimble


The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman
The 5 Languages of Appreciation In The Workplace, Gary Chapman, Paul White


Twitter @BrandChat – Top Twitter Chats in world


Twitter @MariaDuron

Phoebe Chongchua
Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to “Be the Media”. Phoebe is the host of “The Brand Journalism Advantage” podcast and a “Top 50 Podcaster To Follow”. Listen in iTunes or at

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