About Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar is the host of the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat and podcast, and weekly #SocialROI chat. She blogs, creates, speaks, and teaches courses at MadalynSkar.com. A business coach, consultant, and Twitter marketing expert, Madalyn is a real force to be reckoned with. She’s known for being the #1 social media influencer in Houston, a city of more than 2 million. She’s been founding communities online since 1996.

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I am very passionate about one thing: helping my clients generate a massive buzz on social media. I achieve this by developing strategies that work. My motto is “Work Smarter Not Harder.” I live by this and teach it to others every day.

In 1996 I founded GoGirlsMusic which grew into the oldest & largest online community of female musicians. I basically started a social network before we knew what that was.

Also in 1996 I became one of the first web designers in Houston, TX, launching Cybersites Web Design. My mission was helping businesses big and small dive into the dot com world. I later changed the company name to Orbit Web Design.

Digital marketing has been my forte over the years. I was blogging before it was cool in 2000. I live tweeted at a large conference in 2008 before most people had heard of Twitter. And today I host a large Twitter chat where each week we share valuable tips and resources.

After spending 11 years as a web designer, I decided to pursue being a full-time business coach and consultant while running my GoGirlsMusic community.

As social media was developing, I fell in love with it and in 2005 I was managing a variety of client accounts and started teaching people how to use it. It was the start of my new digital agency, Social Networks for Musicians. A few years later I transitioned to branding the agency as my name, Madalyn Sklar, and became well known as a Social Media Coach, Consultant and Strategist.

Madalyn Sklar #TwitterSmarter PodcastIn June 2015 I launched the #TwitterSmarter Podcast. It’s a weekly podcast where I interview amazing movers and shakers in the world of social media and online marketing. I ask them one simple question: “What are your best Twitter tips?” It then turns into a great discussion that is filled with actionable tips and helpful resources. It has been downloaded in over 88 countries!

Due to the podcast’s popularity, it prompted me to start the weekly #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat. It has a reach of ten million people each week during the chat. It’s a captive audience looking to connect, learn and share Twitter tips. I host it every Thursday at 1pm ET.

#TwitterSmarter Twitter Chat

My eagerness to share years of accumulated knowledge makes me one of the most in demand speakers at conferences, social media discussion panels, podcasts, webinars and college courses. I’ve been a guest on popular Twitter chats run by Hootsuite, Buffer and Post Planner.

I’ve spoken at SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, Social Media Success Summit, Houston Social Media Day, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Indie Connect, Millennium Music Conference, Houston Community College, Folk Alliance, Northern Kentucky University, PLAY:stl, Rockrgrl, 2NMC, SongU, Al Jazeera TV and many more.

I was named one of 10 Powerful Women in Music by Curve magazine and one of the 15 People You Should Know In the Biz by Indie-Music.com. I have served on the Board of Directors for NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals) and I’m currently ranked as the #1 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston, TX. Huffington Post has named me as one of 50 Women Entrepreneurs to follow in 2017.

Despite my busy schedule, you can find me hosting the wildly popular Twitter chat:

Every Thursday at 1pm ET I bring together a vibrant community of like-minded people looking to connect, learn + share Twitter tips and ideas. I invite guests to participate in a live Q&A format. Everyone is invited to share their tips too.

Every Tuesday at 4pm ET join us for tips, tricks and discussion around getting more from social media. Presented by ManageFlitter, I host the chat and bring on great guests for a Q&A format. Everyone is invited to share their tips.

How To Contact Madalyn

You can reach me on Twitter @MadalynSklar or fill out my contact form.


Adobe Summit
I’m attending as one of Adobe’s social media influencers.
Let’s grab coffee and chat!
March 20-22, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Social Media Marketing World
How to Use Twitter Chats to Grow Your Business
March 22-24, 2017
San Diego, CA

Agents of Change Conference
Building Your Influence with Twitter Chats
September 15, 2017
Portland, ME

If you would like for me to speak at your event, shoot me an email so we can discuss details. I would love to hear from you!

Available Presentations (for your event or group):

  • How to Use Twitter Chats to Grow Your Business
  • How to Grow Your Twitter Following: Proven Tactics That Work
  • How To Get Creative With Your Tweets
  • How to Use Twitter Cards to Massively Grow Your Audience
  • Advance Your Career with Twitter Smarter Tactics
  • From Fearless Leader at GoGirlsMusic to Building Online Communities to Twitter Champion: 20 Years of Entrepreneurship Success

I can create a presentation for your group or event. Please get in touch to discuss.

Guest Spots:

I have been the featured guest in a variety of podcasts and Twitter chats talking about the power of using Twitter and other social media.

Twitter Chats:

#ContentWritingChat: 2-7-17 The Basics of Starting & Building a Successful Podcast
#EmailChat: 1-5-17 Online Courses 101
#ChatSnap: 9-21-16 Community Building
#WinnieSun: 9-7-16 Building Your Brand
#ContentWritingChat: 7-19-16 Twitter 101
#HootChat: 5-12-16 Getting Social on Mobile
#ViralChat: 2-4-16 How to Grow a Profitable Business with Twitter
#DMchat: 1-26-16 Social Media Tools for Musicians
#ContentChat: 11-30-15 Starting A Popular Podcast
#BizHeroes: 11-10-15 Being Smarter on Twitter
#BufferChat: 10-7-15 Growing Your Twitter Network
#BizGalz: 9-28-15 How to Build a Personal Brand on Social Media
#SocialCafe: 9-24-15 Tips for Twitter Chat Hosts
#MediaChat: 8-13-15 How To Be #TwitterSmarter In A Noisy World
#BlogElevated: 8-4-15 Growing Your Influence & Following on Twitter
#SocialChat: 6-8-15: Building a Twitter Power Following

Podcast Interviews:

Agents of Change – How to Build Influence and Credibility with Twitter Chats
Think Bold, Be Bold – Madalyn Sklar – Social Media Power Influencer
Social Media Social Hour – 5 Twitter Hacks To Use When Attending Conferences or Events with Madalyn Sklar
Brand 24: All-Around Guide to Twitter Mystery with Madalyn Sklar
B2B Growth
: The Secret to Winning on Twitter featuring Madalyn Sklar
Begin Self-Publishing Podcast: Twitter Chats with Madalyn Sklar
STANDOUT with Cheryl Tan: Become a Twitter rockstar and reach influencers with Madalyn Sklar
The Write Podcast: Talking Twitter Strategy With Madalyn Sklar
Social Media Marketing Podcast: Twitter Chats: How Marketers Can Benefit From Twitter Chats
Think Bold, Be Bold
: Twitter Everything Expert
Ask Me About Email Marketing
: Take Twitter and Email to the Next Level with Madalyn Sklar
Marketing Nerds: How to Succeed at Twitter Marketing with Madalyn Sklar
Beats & Eats
: Are You Confused by Twitter? Here’s Your Cure…
Social Media Social Hour
– 3 Keys to Enhance Your Twitter Strategy
Create If Writing
– Tips for Mastering Twitter
Pure Chat
– Get Leads & Maximize Your Twitter Presence with Authenticity
Bridge the Atlantic
– Twitter Tips, Women in Music & #ggchat
Artists Without DayJobs – Twitter Smarter to Boost Your Following
Guided Goals
 – Twitter For Your Passion Project
Gift Biz Unwrapped
 – Twitter Step-by-Step for Business
Stars Underground – How To Market Yourself on Twitter with Madalyn Sklar
360 Entrepreneur
– Twitter Marketing with Madalyn Sklar
The BRAND New You – Twitter Smarter
The BRAND New You – How to Get The Most From Conferences
Brassy Broadcast – GoGirlsMusic, SXSW, Community, Using Twitter To Build Your Network
Brassy Broadcast – Maximizing Your Music Industry Conference Experience
Music Business Connection – How To Develop Amazing Relationships And Empower Yourself To Make New Connections In The Music Business with Madalyn Sklar
Music Biz Weekly – Periscope & Meerkat, Live Video Streaming Discussion with Madalyn Sklar
Jazz Spotlight – Smart Twitter Marketing with Madalyn Sklar


Using Twitter to Build Community – Houston Social Media Breakfast
‘How To Host a Twitter Chat’
 – #SocialCafe
Madalyn Sklar: Using Her Podcast to Build a Successful Community – Directory Journal
Why Twitter? Madalyn Sklar on Indie Music and Building Relationships – Brown Paper Tickets
Helping Clients Become Social Media Rock Stars – TechSmith
Power of Community with Madalyn Sklar – Ryan Galloway
The Rocks Off 100: Madalyn Sklar of GoGirlsMusic.com – Houston Press

Lists & Blurbs:

I’m ranked #50 in the Top 100 Marketing Influencers 2017 – Brand24
I’m ranked #18 out of all the 120+ #SMMW17 Speakers via @klout – Influencer.World
50 Incredible Women in Marketing to Follow – Search Engine Journal
Social Selling: What it is, Why You Should Care, and How to Do It Right – Hootsuite
20 Must-Listen Podcasts for Marketers – Brand24
The 7 Best SEO Twitter Chats You Should Be Utilizing – Sixth City Marketing
How Smart Marketers Are Preparing for 2017 with 21 Experts Tips – Scraawl
100 Amazing Women Marketers to Follow on Twitter – Search Engine Journal
50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Huffington Post
How to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader on Social Media (with Tactics & Examples) – DrumUp
Search & Sort to Find & Follow – ScoutZen
16 Social Media Podcasts to Take Your Marketing Skills to the Next Level Today – Buffer
35 Top Twitter Chats for Marketers (and Downloadable Calendar) – Track Maven
7 Twitter Chats Social Media Marketers Need to Follow – Hootsuite
How to Be Memorable and Drive Results During a Twitter Chat – Convince & Convert
20 Social Media Tools and Tips From the Experts – Social Media Examiner
21 All Star Twitter Marketing Accounts You Need to Follow – Social Quant
7 Twitter Chats That Will Elevate Your Email Marketing – Moveable Ink
Top Small Business Blogs To Follow in 2016 – Personal Income
20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From The Pros
– Social Media Examiner
25 Social Media Marketing Podcasts to make you a Pro!
 – Report Garden
50 Social Media Marketing Influencers to Follow – Top Rank Marketing
Four Twitter Rockstars Give Us Their Best Twitter Tips – InTouch Marketing
Implementing Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World – Kim Shivler
Social Media Marketing World 2016 Influencer Roundup – Heidi Cohen

What People Are Saying About Madalyn:

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