The handshake has long been a common way of two making an initial connection. Not only is it traditional in many cultures when you first greet someone, but it also serves as a way to make that first initial skin to skin contact which begins the trust process. Yes, it invokes natural human feelings that are essential to building a relationship. [Read more…] about The Social Media Handshake-Establishing Trust
Through all the great moments of social media, there have definitely been some dark ones. I am speaking directly to the personal attacks rather than the corporate ones. Corporate blunders we have come to expect, but when it gets personal that is when I feel it’s really ugly. [Read more…] about Social Media Insecurities Final Chapter-Bullies
2010 has been a whirlwind year of social media topics, strategies, engagement etc. I have had numerous conversations with all kinds of businesses and the simplest question that always comes into play is how does this all work? That may be such a short simple question but it really needs to be one of many we start working through.
When we reflect on major decisions in our life are we not reminded of the number of questions we ask ourselves? Whether it’s choosing a soul mate, purchasing a home or selecting a career choice we work through a series of questions within ourselves in order to validate our decision or decisions we are making. How is that some of us have seemed to stop doing that for our businesses? Why are we looking at business as just mere transactions and statistical data? Are those really the only questions we need to be looking at? [Read more…] about Are We Asking the Right Questions?
When the word clique appears in a sentence it rarely has positive connotations. We have probably seen them throughout a school. Definitely, they were there in a larger corporate environment. Cliques, however, are definitely based on perception. There are those that are truly real and those that are there only based on our insecurities in a new environment. Lifes lessons hopefully have been able to help us see the differences. [Read more…] about Social Media Insecurities- Part II
When first jumping into the social media world, it can be a bit daunting. You have no Twitter followers, perhaps no connections on LinkedIn or Facebook page members. It seems like an overwhelming task when you get into the space and see where others are standing currently. When I first got started for The Training Factor it was very daunting to me. One of the initial insecurities I faced was the overall conversation. [Read more…] about Social Media Insecurities- Part I
I can’t imagine that there would be few of us who have not had a squirrel run across the road while we are driving. What is even worse is when they sit there in the road and start darting back and forth which puts you as the driver in an avoidance situation that typically winds up bad for the squirrel who has no idea which direction to run. The end result is usually roadkill. [Read more…] about Squirrely Social Media Strategies Lead to Road Kill