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We have so much fun with our guests on Girlfriends Talk Radio and this episode is no different!
On the show today, we recapped some hot tips from Jure Klepic and Hashtracking from the Social Media Manners chat from last night and shared what impressions on social media are and how to make those impressions matter. Then, we dove into the idea of how participating in communities and giving to others as a way to build the know, like and trust factor of your brand (whether you actively run a business, have written a book or are just on social media to connect on a personal level).
Joined by our special Alicia Dunams, Creator of Bestseller in a Weekend, who helps CEOs, business owners, and service professionals attract clients, establish industry expertise, and build profits by making them bestselling authors. Alicia shared some stories and tips to help you grow your audience and to see yourself as having the power to do anything you want in life. Our words really are important, but so are our thoughts. Listen to this show to find out why…
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One of the reasons why we created Social Media Girlfriends was to provide a space where women would be encouraged to walk in their greatness and support each other in this endeavor. We were inspired by the Dalai Lama’s speech in 2009 where he said that the world would be saved by the Western Woman. We talk about this often because it truly is the inspiration behind Social Media Girlfriends.
The importance of having a community that inspires women to step into their roles as leaders in the home, in business and in the community is becoming more and more relevant in the media, so we invited a woman who inspires us, Tracy Leadbetter Taw to share her experience of leadership in her job as Director of Programming and Development at 20th Television (a division of Fox) and as a mother of 2.
We (along with the rest of the #smgirlfriends) were on the edge of our seats as Tracy shared how she and the team at Fox decide what types of programs to green light and how this plays into viewership and ratings. Tracy was an absolute delight to have on the show and if you have ever wanted a glimpse into the power that an ambitious woman effortlessly exudes, you will LOVE this episode of Girlfriends Talk Radio!
Social media has changed the world forever. In just 140 characters or an update to your Facebook status, you have the potential to connect with a complete stranger in the same town or across the globe. In an instant, Friendships are being formed. Business is taking place. People are connecting. And the world will never be the same.
But it isn’t that easy…
Many people are standing on the sidelines of social media, unsure of how to jump into the conversation and contribute their thoughts. There is uncertainty about how one can form bonds with people they have never met “face to face.”
Are you one of many asking the question, “how?”
That is why we are here and you can know one thing for sure… You are in the right place! We have teamed up with Ricki Lake, one of the most engaged celebrities on social media, to share 5 tips for connecting with people in an instant on social media.
Watch this video to hear Ricki Lake’s #1 Tip for Connecting on Social Media
2. Be Respectful.
Leave judgment at the door and respect that other people on social media have beliefs and opinions that are their own. This is what makes them unique! Just as in offline relationships, if you want to make friends, you have to be one first. If you want people to respect you, start by being respectful of them.
3. Be Inspiring.
People like social media for many reasons. Many will share that they feel uplifted and empowered to live their best life by connecting with inspiring and positive people. If you want to make a lot of friends on social media, be inspiring. Be encouraging. Be a friend.
4. Be Generous.
The more you offer to help others in life, the more “likeable” you will be. When on social media you can help others by supporting their work. Take the time to mention people, and give them positive feedback. When you re-tweet or share the content of others they feel good and are more likely to appreciate and connect with you. Remember, “it’s not about me, it’s about we”.
5. Find a Fun Community!
Following a hashtag community on Twitter or joining a group or community on Facebook is a great way to connect with people who are like you and who are usually looking for the same type of connection you are looking for. Twitter and Facebook are the largest gathering of individuals on the planet. Communities are simply small groups within. Think of communities on social media as you would small break-out sessions at a very, very large conference. The name on the door is the community. Pick the door that tells you that you share common interests with those on the other side. Then, open the door, step inside and say hello via a tweet or a post on the Facebook wall. You will be surprised that many are waiting for… you!
If you are looking for a community that is based on friendship and connection, please join Ricki Lake and the Friends of Ricki for a very special announcement and a first hand look at social media connection on Ustream at http://ustream.tv/rickilake and using Twitter hashtag #FriendsofRicki at 5pm PST this Wednesday, February 1. We look forward to seeing you and connecting with you there!
Do you have any ideas or questions about making connections on social media? Please leave your thoughts in the comments and let’s discuss.
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