How To Communicate Better On Social Media Sites

By on February 16, 2011

It takes a strong social media marketer to reign in their marketing ploys and begin to really open up to their community. But that’s what social media is all about 폭주상인. There are no short cuts to becoming a better communicator on your social media pages, but there are a few fundamental tips you can follow that will help Oh my ghost 10 times downloaded.

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First of all you have to let go of the idea that you can convince everyone you come across that you have something worth buying…eventually 카사툴. People generally don’t like talking to other people with only one thing on their minds – sales.

So let’s stifle the burning desire to sell, sell, sell and figure out how to communicate better with your community 박지성체조 다운로드. That way, when your sales take off – you’ll know why you spent all that time sharpening your chatting skills.

1. Try To Make Sense

It’s easy to get caught up in ‘sms speak’ or to go on and on about something that isn’t important on social media Download Windows Pinball. This is very popular on Twitter. Try to make sense – always – so that new users can follow what you are saying.

2. Listen To What People Are Saying

A conversation happens between two people, which means that after you’ve said something – it’s your turn to listen 레고 닌자고 다운로드. If you don’t, your conversations will end before they have even begun!

3. Spend Time Making Real Connections

Meet real people, and make real connections on your social media pages Ghost Ship. Learn their names, and speak to them about non-work related topics. Find common ground, like you would do in a friendship – and build something from it Download The Rogue King txt.

4. Share Experiences and Expertise For Free

If you’re going to be defensive about your expertise or secretive about your life – don’t expect to become a master communicator on a sharing platform 너를 만나 mr 다운로드. Work at sharing for free, even if you don’t want to.

5. Don’t Sound Like a Know-It-All

Sounding like you are the world’s most amazing leader in a certain field is great, but it’s intimidating to a lot of people 피망 맞고. It also tends to keep the conversation one sided, as you don’t value anything anyone else has to say.

6. Don’t Insist You’re Always Right

Always being right is close minded and irritating, and your community will see that right off the bat. If you make mistakes, or are corrected – accept it graciously and move on with the conversation.

7. Create a Mini-Log Of Who People Are

If you spend enough time building real friendships, create a log of everyone you meet, and detail parts of their lives that they have shared with you. That way the next time they come online, you have a reference guide. Hay Tom! How’s your daughter? People love that.

8. Only Speak When You Have Something To Say

Consistently writing about nonsense or silly things is not going to win you any friends – and when you do make friends, and they do a little digging on who you are – they’re not going to like what they find. Only blog or post when you have something interesting to say.

9. Schedule Group Discussions Or Live Sessions

Instead of waiting for 8 hours to see who has replied, try to organize times where a few of you (or a lot of your community) are on at the same time. That’s when live, real time chat comes into play. Each time you do it, you’re narrowing the stranger-friend gap.

10. Learn To Use Each Platform Properly

There’s no point in being the most friendly person on earth, and you don’t know how Facebook works – so you use it like a fearful second grader. Spend time working out how each platform works, all the tips – all the tricks.

Work on these points and soon your communication skills will improve. It’s only a matter of time!

How do you fine tune your communication skills on social media platforms?
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About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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