Tag: connecting

The #RealFF Challenge

Real Follow Friday

The other day I wrote a post about why #FollowFriday is a joke. If you haven’t already, head over there and then come right back. Then, you’ll be ready for the challenge…

The #RealFF Challenge

Today, we’re going to focus on adding value to people’s lives by suggesting quality folks for them to follow. This is how we’re going to do it:

#RealFF @username (because/for/to) insert reason here

I’ll share my #RealFFs here as well as in my stream:

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What You Need to Know About Online Community

Building Online Community

In the social media world – thought leaders, activists, or business brands are nobodies until they build a community. This is much like networking in the real world, but far more leveraged and relational.

Instead of starting a breakfast club for 5, it’s like creating a forum for thousands.

You can learn all the tools; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Moophly, etc. If you don’t understand and focus on building community, all your efforts will be an exercise in futility.

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Digital Identity Crisis: Are You Really Who You Blog You Are?

Digital Reputation Management…or who you Tweet you are?

Facebook? LinkedIn? Chat?

I’m asking because this new explosion of social media has created a billion bite-sized authors; each one published and readily available to influence the masses. Everyone has a story to tell and an outlet in which they can tell it. This is a truly wonderful thing. We all have a voice.

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Network Like a Pro: 21 Tips From a Closet Introvert

Networking For IntrovertsYou can’t build a business without a network. You can’t start a new project without support. It just can’t be done. You need people in your corner. For an introvert, this can be the one obstacle that freaks you out and keeps you from getting into the game.

A year and a half ago, one of my biggest fears was the fear of meeting new people. I was a complete introvert. I had my friends and that was about it; no need to meet new folks. Well, that’s a dangerous attitude to have if you’re starting up a real estate business.

The introvert in me had to grow up and learn how to get out there and meet people. It’s been a great journey in which I’ve learned much more than can be contained in just one blog post. These are the tips I’ve picked up along the way….

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2 Pesky Problems With Playing Perfect

2 Pesky Problems With Playing PerfectLeaders, we absolutely love playing perfect.

We’re the head honchos, the boss men. We’re in charge, so of course we’ve got everything together. We say jump and our followers ask “how high?” We don’t make mistakes. Our word is law, so you better get in line. We’ve got the benefit of years of experience, vision, resources, and wisdom. We’re the bees’ knees.

Do you agree? Is this you?

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How do You Define Connection?

What is Connection | Kenny Silva | Faith in LeadershipAn entrepreneur cannot survive without connections. I am intimately acquainted with this concept. If I didn’t know people, then people wouldn’t know me. This is a very scary reality for a business owner because people generally want to hire people they know.

This idea got me thinking about my connections:

  • Who do I know?
  • How do I know this person?
  • How well do I know them?
  • How close are we?

Our new world of social media (love that term) has really muddied the concept of “connection.” We’ve got all these different levels of connecting and varying social norms/rules that go along with each level. It can all get very confusing very quickly…

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