Thanks to Whitney Brimfield for asking the question,” How do I use social media to get the word out about my work” and to Kivi Leroux Miller for starting an engaged discussion on the value of LinkedIn, which prompted this month’s topic.
So many questions in the NPCons Facebook group relate to social media. Should I use social media to promote my business? What are my choices? How do I get my message out? Where is my audience? How do I find the time? What do I need to know? Where do I turn for help? How do I know if I will get more business for the time invested? How do I take my social media to the next level?
Behind those questions are deeper ones about how social media feels. Comments abound about the feel of some Facebook groups or social media platforms that have devolved into loudspeakers for self-promotion. When social media becomes noisy, annoying and just a waste of time, we don’t want to be there!
In contrast, many of you have shared the joy of finding safe space within the NPCons Tweetchat and Facebook group to ask questions and find support. Creating the Future’s emphasis on bringing out the best in each other encourages connection and the sharing of knowledge and experience.
This month at the NPCons Tweetchat we will be discussing the social media philosophy you are using for your business. How do your clients or potential clients feel about your social media? Are you the noise or the safe space to learn? Do you want to promote your business in a way that engages? How do you use that knowledge to enhance your messaging?
Please join us on February 18, 2014 at 2 PM MT US to share your insights and help create the context for social media choices for your business.