Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Social Media Pet Peeves

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Social Media – the good, the bad and the ugly of direct sales.  I am sure you know those people who post constantly about the business opportunity or the sales offered by their company, right?  Seldom do you see anything about the parties they are having – I mean isn’t that what direct sales and party plan businesses are all about – the party!  You know little about them but when you see their name pop up in your Facebook Newsfeed, you know it is going to be ONLY about their business and what they want from YOU!
I am grateful that Thirty One has some rules regarding postings which keep people in check – somewhat.  I mean the whole world is watching you so you want to create a balanced image so that people get to know and trust you.  As a result, they will buy from you.  People by from people they have a relationship with – a proven fact!  Here are just a few of the things that Your Inside Circle. com suggested…
  •  Remember there are others below you who are watching what you do. Show your appreciation and gratitude. Keep those ugly aspects about your day to yourself. (And just because we aren’t posting them on Facebook doesn’t mean we don’t have “ugly” in our days too.)
  • If you are a leader or developing leader or wanna be leader, it’s a “full-time” job! Remember the telephone game where one person begins with a phrase and it’s passed down a line? That’s exactly how social media can be perceived. Messages on social media must be planned and thought through. Remember, what you put in writing NEVER disappears!  This is solo true.  I love seeing that my downline or other sisters in Thirty One share what I have said but I definitely cringe on those days when I haven’t thought my post out and just “throw up my feelings”.  It is never a pretty picture.
  • NEVER EVER Complain!!! Hear this loud & clear. Accept responsibility if something goes wrong. Do NOT appear defensive. Everyone hears a complaint and NO ONE hears the explanation.  This can be hard when you are having a BAD day, right?  When I am in a funk, I stay away from Facebook and posting on social media unless of course, I am asking for help to get over the problem that I am having with a customers, family member, friend, etc.
  • Always be ready – we see total extremes when it comes to social media. Some will are active once & awhile and some are active a bijillion (is that even a word?) times a day. To be ready, is to be able to respond in a timely manner not within nanoseconds.  WOW!  This is one of those suggestions that I really need to heed, what about you? Of course with the changes in Facebook, sometimes I don’t see posts right away so maybe it is a blessing in disguise, right?

Thank you JulieAnne Jones and Nancy Golya for another informative blog which you can read in full by clicking the link.  Some of this may be old hat but it is always good to have a reminder, right?  What are some of your best tips for using social media in YOUR direct sales business?  Share them with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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