Tag Archive: networking

The Lost Art of Conversation

Returning to blogging and social media after nearly a year has been an interesting exercise for me. I’ve been immersing myself in new social networks, while also putting more focus on the tried and true. And what has been so evident to me is how many people have adopted these networks for the exclusive purpose […]

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How Do I Introduce Online Friends to My Business?

So I recently had a question from someone on my Facebook Page (Did you know I answer your questions about social media there? Come join us!) that I thought you all might find interesting. Here’s what it said: Some of my facebook friends are former high school friends, and I haven’t spoken with many of them […]

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Don’t Be a “Pouncer” in Social Media!

I had an interesting experience today that I want to share with you, because I think it provides some object lessons related to the way we approach people via social media about our businesses. This weekend I posted about a product from a direct selling company that I used to make something I purchased from […]

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You’re Not Going to Break the Internet

Many folks in direct sales, especially at the leadership levels of sales organizations, have been around a while.  You did not grow up as part of the “digital generation.”  You did not spend your high school years instant messaging with your friends, or your college days texting.  Instead, you’ve probably perfected the art of person […]

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Your Real Name and Photo Are Essential in Social Media

When I help direct selling companies write policy for social media, I encourage those companies to require consultants to use their photo and real, full name on social media presences, including blogs and social networks.  Sometimes I’m asked why a company should require this. Here’s the thing…imagine if you were doing business in person with […]

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Are You Asking for the Sale?

You can be a master at social networking, an expert at building relationships, and have established a ton of credibility, but if you don’t use the influence you’ve built to ask for what you want, it’s not going to bring you much business. I spend a lot of time on this blog telling you NOT […]

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