In this video I talk about being the connected professional and the 3 things that get in the way embracing social media.
3 Things That Get In The Way Of Professionals Embracing Social
- “I’m Too Busy”: This excuse works until their is a change in the landscape and you realize that you need to be connected. Let me take that back, you don’t “need,” to be connected but it sure does make life and work transitions easier.
- “I Don’t Want My Business in the Street”: Me either! There is still a misconception that you have to put everything that you do online. You don’t have to! You decide what you want others to see. On that same note you don’t want to be one of those people who just share links to other people’s work or your own for that matter, without giving some insight into who you are as a person, not just as a professional.
- “I don’t know how”: This is the one that professionals won’t say out loud, but when you read between the lines it’s the reality. And it’s not just a case of not knowing how and not wanting to know how, but it’s also finding a confidential place where you can learn and ask, “stupid questions.” Hey we were all beginners at some point so there really aren’t any stupid questions; only people who make you feel stupid for being brave enough to ask for help.
My goal is to help you Run the Point (take action) from where you are, with what you have. You can wait until there is a hole in the ship or you can learn to swim now, at your own pace when there isn’t an emergency. I hope you choose the former.
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