About Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar is a serial entrepreneur, community builder and leading Twitter marketing expert. With 22 years digital marketing experience and 13 years social media marketing under her belt, it's no surprise she's ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston. Each week Madalyn hosts the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat that brings together hundreds of people in an active one hour discussion revolving around Twitter marketing. Since launching three years ago, it has reached over 6 billion impressions. She also hosts the weekly #SocialROI chat that's presented by ManageFlitter. Madalyn interviews leading social media and marketing experts for her TwitterSmarter podcast and co-hosts the weekly Communities That Convert podcast with Kami Huyse. Huffington Post has named Madalyn one of 50 Women Entrepreneurs to follow.

More About Madalyn:

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.

In 2011 I started #ggchat, a vibrant Twitter chat for my GoGirlsMusic community. It quickly grew into the largest group of indie musicians and music business professionals on the platform, generating over 115K tweets a year.

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 112 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.

I've been onstage speaking at conferences and events since 2000.  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 have been a guest speaker at SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, Social Media Success Summit, Agents of Change, Houston Social Media Day, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Houston Community College and international TV network, Al Jazeera, and many more.

Despite my busy schedule, you can find me hosting these wildly popular Twitter chats:

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 5pm ET join us for tips, insights 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.

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:

#SocialCafe: 9-18-18 How to Host a Twitter Chat
#MillentialTalk: 7-17-18 Tweet Like An Expert: How to Use Twitter to Scale Your Business
#MarketoChat: 4-26-18 How to Build Your Personal Brand. Tips and Tricks From the Experts.
#BizapaloozaChat: 3-12-18 Getting ROI From Social Media
#measurePR: 2-8-18 Measuring Community
#ContentWritingChat: 1-23-18 How to Market Your Business Using Twitter in 2018
#ContentWritingChat: 12-19-17 Best of 2017
#MNCHour: 11-1-17 Why Twitter is great for small businesses
#FiindChat: 9-25-17 Community Building
#MobileChat: 8-22-17 Twitter Mobile App
#MarketoChat: 8-3-17 How to Build a Vibrant Community on Twitter
#SocialPowWow: 7-27-17 How CEO's Can Leverage Twitter to Grow Business & Personal Brand
#HootChat: 6-29-17 How to Manage a Successful Twitter Chat
#PodChat: 6-21-17 Using Social Media Tools for Promoting & Branding Your Podcast
#ChatSnap: 6-14-17 Community Building
#ContentChat: 5-22-17 Building An Engaged Community on Twitter
#WeTalkBiz: 5-16-17 How to Generate Leads on Twitter
#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:

Wingnut Social – Why Consumption on Twitter is the New ROI with Madalyn Sklar
The Marketing Buzzword Podcast – Conversational Marketing
Soulful PR – How to build a loyal following on Twitter with Madalyn Sklar
What's Your Something? From Musician to Top Social Media Influencer
Social Media Lab – Are Twitter Chats Worth The Effort in 2018?
Music Industry Blueprint with Rick Barker – Utilizing Twitter as a Music Artist
Kingdom of Rock – Twitter for Musicians with Madalyn Sklar
The Social Launch – Madalyn Sklar shares her Secret Sauce of Twitter Success
Sales Babble – How to Find Sales Leads with Twitter
Maximum Lawyer – The Power of Social Networks
REACH OR MISS with Hayut Yogev – Madalyn Sklar – I'm an idea person. I come out with ideas all the time. Everything I've done was born from an idea. Success comes when you follow your passions.
The Business of Authority – Listen to Building Community with Madalyn Sklar
Your Online Genius – The Twitter Secret Sauce with Madalyn Sklar
Social Pros Podcast with Jay Baer – Twitter Power User Secrets Revealed
12 Minute Convos with Engel Jones – Madalyn Sklar is a speaker, a podcaster and a marketing and branding evangelist
The Mark Struczewski Podcast – An Interview with Madalyn Sklar
Making a Marketer – We Learn How to “TwitterSmarter” with the Top Twitter Pro
Spinning Yarns Podcast – How To Improve Your Social Media Communication and Authentically Build Your Digital Brand Today
Social Media Talks Podcast – Interview with Madalyn Sklar, Social Media Influencer and Twitter Expert
It's All Journalism – Don’t slide into someone’s DMs on first follow
It's Time to Sell – Get Known on Twitter with Madalyn Sklar, Twitter Marketing Expert
Positive on Publishing – Don’t Sweat Social Media – Schedule and Engage with Madalyn Sklar
A Well-Designed Business – How to Use Twitter for Your Interior Design Business
Social Slice – Twitter Marketing with Madalyn Sklar
For Your Success – Earning by Giving and the Power of Twitter
Business Building Rockstars Show – Building an Authority Platform of Your Own
Warrior Women with a Purpose – Ready, Fire, Aim with Madalyn Sklar
Get Sh*t Done – All About Twitter
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
Productivity in Tech with Jay Miller – From #TwitterSmarter to SmarterBusiness 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


Meet the Podcaster, Madalyn Sklar – Podrover
Twitter Tips Q&A with Madalyn Sklar – Twice Media Productions
Inside Story – Is Twitter still relevant? – Al Jazeera
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:

Top 55 Social Media Marketing Influencers to Follow in 2018 – Statusbrew
50 Social Media Marketing Influencers to Learn From in 2018 – Top Rank Marketing
I’m ranked #47 (up 3 spots!) in the Top 100 Marketing Influencers 2018 – Brand24
Top 10 Influencers B2B Marketeers Should Follow – CloudLead
The Top 25 B2B Marketing Experts You Need to Follow – Wendy Marx
Exclusive 20 Digital Marketing Tips from 20 Top Amazing Women Marketers – cognitiveSEO
The 5 Best Social Media Podcasts – Lilach Bullock
Top 6 B2B Influencers You Should be Working with Today – Mention
Houston’s Top 25 Social Media Power Influencers – 2017
Top 20 Influencer – Social Media & Marketing – Webinale
Listen and Learn with these 10 Social Media Marketing Podcasts – QuickQuu
A Complete Guide to Hashtag Analytics – Socialert
The 50 Best Twitter Accounts to Follow – TwitterBoost
I'm ranked #50 in the Top 100 Marketing Influencers 2017 – Brand24
I'm ranked #11 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

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