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You Don’t Know Tweet!

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So many business professionals think they know Twitter. They think you Tweet something and the world sees it.

Yeah right. Rubbish.

How do I know? Because I know more about social media than most people.

And there are quite a few who make me look like a beginner. They are years ahead of me, and you.

Social media will not work for you unless you are patiently and consistently using it yourself to promote your own message, and can see your own metrics, to understand what works and what doesn’t.

Six Pixels Of Separation

We Are Closer Than You Think
We Are Closer Than You Think

“Social media in all forms are becoming the dominant form of interaction on the Net, whether blogging, Twittering, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Six Pixels of Separation clearly describes this new family of media, offering realistic ways to get involved and productive in a hurry.” — Craig Newmark, founder of Craigs List

What would Walt Disney do?

Walt Disney always¬†challenged his organization to look into every new and innovative way to entertain his Guests.¬† And if the way was too slow or too common, he’d invent a new way.¬† His life blazed a trail of innovative entertainment milestones.

I recently watched a senior executive start a meeting with ten minutes of critical data and an urgent challenge for his executive team.

His entire PowerPoint presentation, in fact his¬†entire speech, was so incredibly timely, I couldn’t believe my ears.¬†¬† Just minutes before the group started arriving, I was leading a discussion with others nearby, and painting a picture of how businesses could capitalize¬†on new and evolving social networking applications.

Can you imagine if everyone in Sales had their own blogs,¬†writing¬†and sharing imporant¬†highlights, trends, offers, etc”?

Can you imagine operations, blogging about their travels and the difference they are making for customers around the globe”?

Can you imagine having YouTube videos flying across the globe, some having a million+ views”?

Can you imagine being able to deliver a keynote speech for hundreds and offering every single one of them your virtual business card?

Well guess what?

He¬†made it perfectly clear that he’d like¬†his team assembled there¬†to immediately¬†begin¬†looking into¬†Social Media and Social Networking.¬†¬† Wow!

Why?

Because he said he believes their competitors are planning their strategy around it, and they should be too.¬†¬† Plus, he said their customers are using it more and more, and it has unlimited potential to create better relationships with them.¬† Who doesn’t want that?

Of course, there was a healthy dose of “use your professional judgement because you’re representing their Company”.¬†¬† Isn’t that what we already do?¬† Use our good judgement?¬† Of course.

This was a no-brainer, as some people say.   Totally!

In the 1930’s, Walt Disney launched the production of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs movie.¬† This time period was called the “Great Depression”, in America.

We are now, once again, in another unprecedented¬†“Great Depression”.

I’m having Deja Vu.

This blog you’re reading?¬†¬† It’s my “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs”.¬† Ya with me?¬† Are you getting the point?

If not now, when?¬†¬† If not you, who?¬†¬† Carpe diem, jeff noel ¬†ūüôā

Think of Social Media this way?

Think of social media this way:

My Space is your bedroom.

Facebook is your living room.

LinkedIn is your office.

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