Thursday, July 28, 2011
For The Fun of It
Social Media should be Fun.
When Al Bell invented the telephone, it wasn't so telemarketers could call him during the dinner hour.
When you turn on the radio or television, it's not to watch your favorite commercials
When you signed up for your first email account, it wasn't so you could get spam messages offering to increase or decrease your bank account or body parts.
When you joined the social media community, it was to connect and communicate, not to be sold something.
For a few years I had a co-worker who was trying to make money using the internet. He hasn't figured it out yet.
And I doubt that he will unless he reverses his thinking.
Instead of always trying to sell stuff to people in a pushy and obnoxious manner, start with relationships.
And as you build those relationships, be sure to offer to help others.
It's okay to charge for your help, but remember the relationship concept first.
After all, we're here for the fun of it. Not so you can push your crap on us.
Now, here's what I do:
ScLoHo is Scott Howard, a Solutions Consultant with Cirrus ABS.
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