I’ve only recently gotten more involved in Social Media, and still have a lot of business acquaintances and friends who smirk at using it, especially Twitter. They would rather stick to the old fashion way of building relationships and don’t understand how Twitter can change their world.
Social Media has changed my life. Not dramatically mind you. But it has impacted me. Over the past six months, I have made Twitter Buddies, people I would never had come across if it weren’t for Twitter. Here are just a few of them:
@wallybock: Lives in North Carolina and is like minded in getting people to think about leadership
@mikehenrysr: Hails from Oklahoma and consistently supports and promotes me in getting the word out about leadership development
@markviii: From New Mexico. Engages in conversations about leadership and retweets postings of mine that he enjoys
@strategicsense: Lives in Calgary. Great encourager who wants to change lives.
@scottmccain: Deep thinker. Fellow author (although he is in another class… great writer).
@thestockbandit: Awesome teacher in day trading.
@vastrat: In Memphis. Wants to improve how we manage people
@workfromwithin: Marin County, California. Changing people from within. Good person
@ivancampuzano: Deep spiritual thinker. Gives me lots to think about.
I could keep going. I have met people from all over the world, and while the relationships aren’t deep… I probably won’t ever meet these folks… they are still relationships. They encourage me. Give me things to think about. They educate me and promote me. Isn’t that what relationship are all about.
For those that don’t “get” Twitter… that’s ok. Just don’t dismiss it as a way for others to build relationships. Because… it does.
All the best,
All the time,