Social Media Savvy
With the explosion of social media and Web 2.0 sites and their popularity, many marketers and networkers have jumped on the bandwagon and are actively promoting their opportunities and products there. However, this blog post is to serve a polite but firm reminder to those to remember the principles behind attraction marketing and the etiquette required to make social media "work". Sadly, we have become an entitlement and instant gratification society, and as a result perhaps many "marketers" feel obliged to immediately vomit their opportunity links, hard sell video embeds, webinar invites, or even blatant sales pitches on other people's Facebook, Twitter, or My Space profiles. Whatever happened to the SOCIAL aspect of social media?! In other words, instead take 30 seconds to read my profile, read my recent posts, or check out my own links, and then ask me APPROPRIATE and INFORMED questions about my life and/or business. That way, you are more likely to get a polite response from me instead of an immediate delete keystroke of your spam of MY page! Then perhaps later and if it seems fitting, you can send me information on your program or training. Stop drooling over the prospect of "an avalanche of traffic" simply by posting your links on my pages when you see that I have 4000+ Facebook friends or 12,000+ Twitter followers (or better yet, do the work involved to create your own following)! In the end, just be real and genuine, and that way you will most likely get my attention and assistance.