- 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!