The Result of Pushing Audio Gear On Twitter

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 18, 2009

in Blog

How I met Lee Andrew – The Story
It was May 2nd, 2009 and I happened to have enough free time to try and find creative ways to sell more podcasting audio equipment.

I have had a great deal of success in finding potential clients by doing a Twitter Search to see if anyone is talking about the need for podcast audio equipment. One of my most popular items that I sell is the Heil PR-40 microphone so I searched for that model in twitter and I found this tweet that said… “Just sold my HEIL PR 20 mic too. Now I need to save up for the lovely HEIL PR 40 mic and shock mount. Won't be cheap…”

Being the sales person that I am I sent Lee a response that pretty much looked like this:

As it turned out, Lee was living in the UK at the time (He currently lives in Germany). While I could ship audio equipment internationally, the cost of shipping can become an issue when the budget is tight.

So I didn't end up making a sale that day. However, something amazing did happen as a direct use of Twitter. I met someone who I now consider to be a close, personal friend.

Lee just reminded me today that we had first met because I had tried to sell him audio equipment, a fact that I'd actually forgotten about until he reminded me.

I record a podcast called Social Media Serenity. I thought it would be a great story to tell on the podcast about how you really can use Twitter to meet someone you've never met before and develop a relationship with them.

Lee was kind enough to record the following audio clip for me to use in our next episode. Have a listen!
[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/gspn/LeeAndrew.mp3]

Have you met anyone as the result of Twitter or Facebook? Tell me about it in the comments section.

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