Social Media Marketing Tips – Best Practices
Social Media has forever changed the way we interact with others.
Perhaps you have been a victim of someone attacking you on social media in a way that they would never speak to someone in real life.
There are some Social Media Marketing Tips to help you be a force for positive change in the lives of those you choose to interact with.
It’s no doubt you realize how powerful social media can be in your battle for success, however some people choose to hide behind social media and use it as a way to intentionally hurt others and attack them on levels that no-one should have to endure.
Recently I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and she was explaining that in a Facebook group a person had lost a significant amount of weight. She had outlined her battle with weight, and shared pictures, her successes, and her struggles.
She has several members of her weight loss group, and hoped that these people would be supportive of her and her goals. When she spoke about losing the last 10-20 pounds others attacked her! These women were so caddy that she wanted to close the group down.
Hearing this got me thinking of all the ways human beings can choose to behave its a shame so often we choose to attack others rather than lift them up to reach for more. There is no shortage of happiness for all of us.
I am not on some weird cloud where I believe that negativity does not exist. However, I do believe we as people can do better, and for those that want to I believe we should.
So since most of you my readers have a business of some sort you are the kind of people that should consider how to be a positive change on social media. In order to grow our businesses we need to interact with people, and while doing so we need to appreciate people, who they are, and find out how we can serve them!
I love Jim Rohn, he had so many great quotes, and one he spoke of on one of his recordings I was listening to recently he said, “don’t ask what the people can do for you, ask instead what you can do for the people”.
While each of us have our own choices to make and can choose how we represent ourselves, and create our ‘image’ online.
I like to look for the good in people. Many people prefer to bring someone down versus lift them up because often it is easier, or sometimes it just makes them feel better to attack others, and they feel better about themselves.
Social Media is no different than how we should behave in the real world.If we honor, thank and respect those that we have the privilege to work with and share our lives with on social media, we will create a happier place on social media.
I am not all oblivious to how people behave, and I do think that some people are just so miserable with such shattered self esteem that they have no idea how to respect others. Which is a shame. I believe we can be a force for good and if we can lift someone up, and help them see themselves better than they are they will connect with you, and they will want to create a relationship with you, because you make them feel good!
If you were to go out to a yoga class and the teacher was belittling all the participants, and all the women were caddy and rude, pointing fingers at the most uncoordinated member of the class, would that person feel like returning? Of course not! However, if the teacher showed the person respect, and even just one class-member reached out to create a relationship with this new yoga class member, by making them feel comfortable this person would have an entirely different experience.
Social Media is the same as real life! That is the big secret!
More than ever we are creating a culture of living via computer and not leaving our homes to actually interact with people. Many people only interact with other humans online! This is a culture that is not going to go away!
Having had over 10 teenage foster children in my home, over the last 5 years. I have discovered social media is a platform that even our youth are using to attack each other, and create self doubt, and criticize.
I found this especially prevalent with my teenage girls! So moms do your daughters a favor… make sure you know what is happening to them, and what behavior they are engaging in toward other youth.
The secret to Social Media Marketing is simple!
People will be attracted to you, and feel like you care, when you do!
BE genuine! People can see right through a phoney! There are millions of people on Social Media just looking for a connection! Someone who will care about them, and take the time to create a relationship with them.
Basic human needs do not change simply because we have Social Media. The need is the same, the way to fill the need becomes a bit different. You need to find a way to show your audience on Social Media that you care, that you are a real human just like them, and that they matter to you!
The Biggest Social Media Marketing Tips to bring positive change to your marketing efforts.
1. – Be Genuine!
2. – Help raise people up! There is so much negativity in the world… be a force for change.
3. – Put people first, and be a good friend
4. – Have fun
5 – Remember Social Media is the same as face to face interaction! Don’t over complicate it!
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Until next time… I gotta give you one bonus tip, and challenge. 🙂
Find one person each day on Social Media to make a positive comment, or compliment, and watch your attitude change and your success skyrocket!