Alright, here goes: There are always going to be different types of people in this world! We have the optimists, pessimists, malcontents, intellectuals, free spirits, corporate climbers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, gypsies, etc..I could go on for days! No matter who you are and what you love (or pretend to) please try not to speak about something you really just don’t #$%*$! understand!
I’m a social media consultant, and if for one second I have a question about anything dealing with any one of my clients I will ASK! Yes, that’s correct I will do just that, and sometimes when I am asked a question my response is even…wait..hold on: I DON”T KNOW (gasp for air) I know it’s utterly appalling, and how could anyone ever work with me? Trusting me with their reputation when I don’t have ALL the answers..that’s just unheard of: No it’s gosh darn profound!
Why, you ask? If I don’t have the tools I will find them, if I don’t have the answer I will research until I uncover it! I’m not going to give you some sly halfway ridiculous sounding answer to make myself appear more intelligent. Nor, will I pretend that I know everything about your business, and make you look like an #$^%#@%$* in representing it! (Can’t I just say it..haha)
In that case, please do not undermine my position. It’s great to pretend that since it’s so easy to put up a FB post or Tweet you can pull off the exceptional job I do…. To share as much as I can without giving away my secrets: Social Media is about engagement, and building a community that enjoys conversing with your business about your brand. You do not talk AT people, yet TO people! Most important: listen to what your community, customers, guests, etc. have to say about your brand. They will gladly tell you, but you have to LISTEN!
Which leads me to the fact that every time I go on Facebook or Twitter people are promoting themselves! You might say: what’s wrong with that? I have a business and that’s what I should be using it for isn’t it? I’m not saying it’s wrong and I’m not guilty of it, yet I consistently help promote other businesses.
Here’s an example: Imagine we were meeting for the first time and I walked up to you and said “Hi, my name is Reyna”: read my blog RESPECT…… did you even get a chance to speak? I don’t even know what your name is, but I told you to read my blog. That is what’s important in the end though, for you to read my blog right? So, why did you walk away from me so fast it could have been in the Guinness Book of World Records? BECAUSE I ONLY WANTED TO TALK ABOUT MYSELF!
Beyond that, there’s countless hours of blogging, research, optimizing pages, FB ads, implementing the proper strategies for each business, Tweeting, ReTweeting, Google alerts, social mentions, uploading pictures, joining relevant groups, creating videos, and the list goes on!
So next time you are networking or on a social network for that matter: make sure you close your mouth and open your ears! With my big mouth it may not have been easy at first, but it more beneficial in the end. BTW: My name is Reyna and thank you for reading my blog:)