With 2015 an already distant memory. The question remains – How do you excel in social media marketing in 2016?
That is a great question my friends. Here’s a few things we know for sure – people still like to do business with people that they know, like and trust!
It sounds obvious but how many of us truly appreciate and practice the principal?
So often you never hear from someone until they have to meet you urgently because they have “An opportunity” for you. Or you have to hide someone’s posts from your feed as they never stop posting about stuff that really doesn’t make sharing worthwhile. Or the person who last updated their status on July3rd 2013 and tells everyone – social media does work!
Oh – and then there are those wonderful people who want to retain their privacy but stalk everyone else all the time!
Is this the current state of Social in 2016? Ummm – hello – NO!!
Those who have learned the art of paying it forward, offering a kind word to all who comment on their updates, and who continually motivate their circles are enjoying unprecedented success in whatever they’re doing in their business. Why is that do you think…..
Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest and even Snapchat have become the business marketplaces for so many of us.
What’s even better, is when those online friendships actually turn into face to face “reunions” – Our daughter recently met a great friend via Tumblr at the night market in Palm Springs! I’m sure many of us have similar stories of connection and new found friends.
But how does 2016 social media relate to doing business, selling stuff and making actual money? It doesn’t – you see nothing’s changed. People are still people, and those people still buy stuff, and who do they choose to buy that stuff from? Walmart, Amazon? – of course we all do. But, when it comes to protecting your home with a solid home security company, or an urgent night call to a plumber, or a need for a business consultant with empathy and ideas – where do people go? Well, Social media of course!
And that my friends is where business is now being done, by the millions who have learned the age old art of communication. We’ve come full circle, back to the door to door salesman of the 1960’s & 70’s. Professional salespeople who knew your family by name, who stood up when a lady walked in the room and was always there for you no matter what. Today it’s iPhone to iPhone, Facetime, Messenger and texting that are the tools of the sales professional. And in the right hands, with the right context, and the right attitude – the world is quite literally your marketplace.
People are crying out to be loved and listened to, and will happily give their hard earned dollars to those who they believe and trust in.
It’s been my personal mission since the recession of 2008 to learn and share all there is to know about integrating social media into local and international business practices. What started as a personal crusade to recover from life threatening surgery has become an un-ending passion and journey from success to success.
How would you like to join me as we #makestuffhappen in 2016? It would be my honour to walk alongside you and teach you all that I’ve learned and continue to learn in what we now call the wonderful world of social media! To find out more click here
This Tuesday, 1pm PST I’m starting a whole new adventure – my very first live Webinar! I’ll share many of the success stories I’ve seen and helped create. I’ll give you ideas and tips that will help you do great things and I’ll also give you a unique opportunity to join me on an epic adventure through 2016.
Whatever your level of investment and intensity – we’ve got a program that might well just have your name written all over it.
What’s the catch? Is there a catch? Oh yes – there may well be…. you may well find a renewed energy and enthusiasm for life that will be EXACTLY what YOU and YOUR BUSINESS need in 2016, to not just survive but THRIVE!
Here’s the link – click here – but I warn you, life might never ben the same again!
See you Tuesday? I so hope so!
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