DO NOT SEND FACEBOOK EVENT INVITES TO PEOPLE THAT YOUR EVENT DOESN’T APPLY TO.
Recently I’ve received a slew of events to holiday shopping events all over the country. I live in New Jersey. There is no way I’m going to be able to come to the American Legion Hall in Nebraska for your multi-vendor shopping event. So why did you invite me?
Oh right, you invited me because you don’t care.
You don’t care that you’re wasting my time with events that don’t apply to me.
You don’t care enough to figure out who on your friend list is local to your event.
All you care about is saving YOURSELF time by inviting everyone on your friend list, regardless of where they live.
This, my friends, is not good business.
Want to save yourself time in the future by inviting ONLY people in your area? Create a “Local” friend list now on Facebook. Only add people to it from your friend list who actually live in your area. Not sure where people live? Ask them.
To set up a Friend List, go to Account/Edit Friends/Create a List.
Then, type a name for your list, click the pictures of the friends that you want included in your list, and click the Create List button.
Then, when you set up your event and get to the inviting part, click the “Filter Friends” link, and choose your Local list. You’ll only see the people on that list, and you can limit your invites to them.
Sure it takes a little bit of time to set it up once, but you can always use it.
And you avoid wasting the time of everyone else.
Please stop sending Event invites to people to whom they don’t apply. It’s rude, and no one is going to want to do business with you if you so clearly demonstrate that you don’t care about them or their time.
Have you received invites that don’t apply? Do you use friend lists to help with invitations? Would love to read your thoughts in the comments below!
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