Twitter Video For Dentists

9 April 2015 | | Social Media

Do you want to know how you can use Twitter video to your Dental Practice’s advantage?

Video is a great way to tell your story, connect with your audience and grow your Twitter following. In this article you’ll discover four ways to use Twitter video for your practice.

Getting Started

Twitter video is fairly straightforward. You can either record a new video from your smartphone, or if you have an iPhone, you can upload a video you’ve already taken.

On your phone, open the Twitter app. Start a new tweet and touch the picture icon. Next, touch the camera icon and switch your camera to video.

You have 30 seconds to capture your video. Since you typically lose around one-third of your viewers after 30 seconds, this time constraint works in your favour and keeps viewers engaged.

Twitter video allows you the freedom to edit before you post.

You can also record separate scenes and edit the footage. With a simple drag and drop, you can creatively switch scenes to suit your style.

Create, caption and upload your Twitter video.

When you’ve shot your video, come up with a caption that will entice your audience (don’t forget to use relevant hashtags), and upload it.

#1: Respond to Tweets With Video

Have you considered replying to tweets via video? This is an excellent opportunity for your followers to get to know the people behind the dentist’s chair, which is important when you’re trying to connect on a personal level.

Video is a simple way to respond to your audience, and it’s far more engaging than a simple tweet would be.

#2: Share Real-Time Events

Brands are using Twitter video to cover events as they’re happening. Twitter video drums up more interactivity by involving followers in the big event if they can’t be there. Plus, Twitter video stands out in the fast-moving Twitter feed so you can garner more attention.

So if you’re at a conference, exhibition etc- let people know about it with video!

Twitter video works equally well if you’re holding your own event and want to gain more exposure. Capture a quick video and share it with your followers to keep people connected to your practice and the treatments you’d like to promote.

#3: Promote and Educate

Sharing content other than your own is useful and fun for your audience. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t create promotional videos—as long as they’re done well.

Another option is to create educational content in a visually interesting way—92% of marketers believe the purpose of a video should be to inform or educate.

Examples of education content could be, how to clean baby’s teeth, the best way to floss or what to do in a dental emergency.

Whether you want to tell a story that’s fun, educational or corporate, video is an important tool to use because people respond well to visuals. In fact, studies show that visuals drive up to 180% more engagement.

#4: Ask for User-Generated Content

The great thing about Twitter video is that anyone with a smartphone can upload his or her own video. Why not ask users to contribute a video? Or you could run a contest that encourages user-generated content.

Think about what you want the subject of the video content to be and start promoting your request.

Be sure to give people a unique hashtag to use when they share their Twitter video so you can easily find and track them, as well as promote the hashtag across audiences to increase your followers and boost your brand awareness.

Measure the Response

The new Twitter Engagement feature is a great benefit when posting Twitter videos.

The option is available in your profile and lets you view the metrics of every tweet you send. Now you can see how many views your video got, how many people engaged with it and whether it had any retweets.

When you know what people are responding to, you can include those elements in future videos. You can also easily determine the best time to post based on the interaction with current and past videos.

If you would like further information about using Social media to your practice’s benefit, give Dental Design a call on: 01202 677 277 and a member of our team will be happy to help you.

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