Do you identify with the word “geek”? Do you resemble any of the characters in that classic movie, “Revenge of the Nerds”? Has anyone ever labeled you as “socially awkward”?
Hopefully not! But since many of us work from home, it may be that our social skills aren’t getting the practice that they need. Given that social media is a major marketing strategy for most of us, I thought you might appreciate some pointers!
FreelanceSwitch have done just that. In an article called Are You a Natural at Social Media Marketing? author Melanie Brooks summarizes some lessons from a person who definitely does have social skills – Dave Kerpen, head of Likeable Media.
Dave identifies the sort of person who is great at social media:
The most successful person in social media is the same person who is the most successful person at a cocktail party.
Ouch! If that doesn’t sound like you, fret not! Dave has a bunch of tips for you. Take the time to learn from an expert. It may result in lots of extra sales!
Firstly, watch this video Dave did for Inc.com. It’s called “Tips on Social Media in 2012″.
Then read, memorize and practice the summary of his tips on FreelanceSwitch. The main points there are:
- Be a good listener.
- Tell good stories and jokes.
- Be the life of the party.
Check out the whole article for the details. Here’s to being more effective with social media in 2012!