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Is My Wallet Your Friend Or Me?
It’s funny. The more social networking I do, the more I run into messages that don’t have much social merit.
Sorry but “Hey, I am following you, check out my new product at …” doesn’t do a whole lot for me. Not really going to want to jump over and follow what you are doing. Not really going to visit the site, either, if for no other reason but for the principle of not going. Well, I mean, maybe the “Increase the size of your…. wallet“… Nah. Even that one has gotten old.
But, to be honest, I don’t think they are really interested much in me or what I have to say. I am starting to get the feeling that they are trying to sell me something. I know, call me paranoid.
What happened to etiquette? The internet used to be about data and finding information. It used to be impersonal. Now social media is queen (or king), but some people just don’t seem to get it and don’t infuse their personality, or any professionalism, for that matter.
I have done some sales in my life and, well, call me crazy (as well as paranoid), but I have always done better by being personable. Trying to shove a sale down a prospect’s throat is not usually so very successful. Let them come to you. Entice them.
So, if you want both me AND my money, then it’s fine. I can live with that. Follow me. Friend me. Even send ME money (It could happen, right?) Ask if I have any projects going on. But here’s a tip; Rather than chasing me down with your offers, show interest first. Let me come to you.
If what you have to say is relevant, important, maybe evening enlightening, I will find your sales pitch on your page, not in my inbox.
I look forward to those insightful comments.
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