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She's lectured on the topic at Harvard Business School, for Cornell's Entrepreneurs' Network (she is an alum) and at numerous conferences and other universities. Consulting clients include Lotus, Anthem Health, Ford and Johnson & Johnson and she's been quoted in more than 50 national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, and BusinessWeek.
Even closer to her heart, Laura believes that everyone can benefit - dramatically - from what Twitter has to offer, and shares her own 'isolated mom to sought-after author' story as an example of its power to overcome isolation. The people you meet on Twitter can remove obstacles that hold us back in our everyday lives. In December 2008 she showed how Twitter can bring thousands together to achieve big change with very small donations, building five wells in the developing world with her @WellWishes holiday wish campaign for Charity:Water. She wrote Twitter for Dummies and founded oneforty in hopes of bringing this kind of opportunity to mass audiences.
On the personal side, Laura stays busy raising her daughters and stealing bits of time here and there for ice hockey, ashtanga yoga, surfing, snowboarding and rockclimbing. She's also a stroke survivor dedicated to raising awareness. Laura makes her home near Boston, MA with her two daughters and a giant Leonberger dog named Hope.
You can follow her adventures and mishaps on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pistachio, or learn more about how to be a part of the next @WellWishes at http://twitter.com/wellwishes.
For speaking engagements, Laura is represented by Monitor Talent. Please contact Mel_Blake@MonitorTalent.com for more information.
Top Customer Reviews
As with other "for Dummies" books, "Twitter for Dummies" is broken down into convenient, independent sections which contain all of the necessary information a reader needs to gain a full understanding of each topic. Although a cover to cover read will give a reader a somewhat unnecessary review of the basics required for each section, the authors have placed enough little factoids and bits of information (@Pistachio's Easter eggs) throughout the book that you will want to read it all.
If you purchase this book, you can find me on Twitter at @Headshota23 (shameless plug). I'm sure I will see you there.
I had been on Twitter for several months, but could never really get a handle on what the benefits were, how to "talk the Twitter language" and how to manage all the tweets I was getting.
Yes, the book starts with the basics of signing on (well, it IS a "Dummies" book), but even some of the basics were things I needed to know. The authors are also very upfront that things are constantly changing; but this being Twitter, they'll also provide updates via @dummies.
The book is well organized and answered all my questions so that I'm not afraid to go online (or on-mobile!) and dive in. In fact, the authors encourage you to jump into conversations and not be shy.
Lots of good tips, lots of things to do on Twitter.
If you've been using Twitter for a while and feel you know you way around, this book isn't for you. It's for the rest of us--those of us who may have put our toes in but needed to be up to submerge ourselves (bad metaphor?), or for those who may have been afraid of this new social medium. Happy tweets!
I now have a much clearer understanding of Twitter and all its features. More importantly, I now have a plan to use Twitter to build real lasting relationships for my business. Twitter for Dummies is THE source for not only beginners but for those who already have an account but don't know what RT means or what a #hashtag is or for those who are lost for ways to create lasting, meaningful relationships using social media.
Twitter will soon be the king of all social media so the time is now to jump on the train. Twitter for Dummies is your boarding pass.
Lets connect on Twitter @dennis_gill.
If I were to boil Twitter for Dummies down, I would say that you can't dumb down Laura, Michael, or Leslie -- they're leaders in Twitterville and you really cannot be disappointed if you grab the book.
For me, the entire book only took me the length of a Hollywood movie to read because I am pretty advanced; however, I must say that I they threw in kitchen sink in this book, extending into lesser-used features such as the Public Timeline and really geeky command-line access to Twitter such as "d chrisabraham" or "follow chrisabraham," etc.
In fact, there's a whole chapter on rocking Twitter via SMS text-messaging, something that may be less relevant to the Twitterati but is very important to 75% of all cell phone users (and yes, I did make up that nuber, I think it is closer to 90%) who don't rock smartphones -- just be sure to make sure you get the unlimited texts plan if you plan to go with SMS or you'll be screwed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It covers a wide spectrum of uses for Twitter in many different applications whether for pleasure or business. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. D. Kaye
As with the "Dummies" books, this one is clear and concise and gives the reader the right how-to's to engage with Twitter!Published 23 months ago by Andy Taylor
What's probably needed is a one page cheat sheet rather than this overblown guide which is beyond the ken of genuine dummies like me.Published on October 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I found the book to be very informative I was able to follow all the instructions to the letter, I'm no longer a twitter dummy.# success!Published on August 8, 2013 by brenda m robinson
It's good but totally out of date. I have no idea why the authors haven't bothered to update the on-line version, that would be worth another star.Published on April 2, 2013 by Hamilton Hill
The book is good as practically all books "for dummies" are, however in the case of twitter the client applications develop so fast that I don't think anybody could write this book... Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Juan J. Ramirez
"Make sure that your cellphone carrier has an unlimited text-messaging plan..." ~ p.59
I've read a few Twitter books and found them all helpful. Read more
FULL of wonderful insights and URL's on how and when to use Twitter; didn't have quite as many anecdotes and 'ah-hah' moments as Twitterville, but still worth the discounted prices... Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by iqhope