Saturday, April 27, 2013
10 Truths of Social Media Success Pt. 6
I love the power of illusion and stage magic. It is really entertaining, and it is something that I have considerable skill in. The entire act you just watched, I can duplicate. I know exactly how it works because I have studied the magic arts for many years, especially when it comes to card manipulation and sleight of hand. I love it and it is so much fun to perform.
But it is just a performance.
It's meant to appear real...but it isn't.
This brings me to my next truth about social media success.
People want you to:
#6 Be Honest and Authentic
I don't know about you, but I deal with people who are fake all day long. I mean all day...Heck most of us do.
I know it's easy to be fake on social media, I mean really, no one is going to see you anyway, right?
But there's the rub...
Because it's easy to be fake, people who are following you and are your friends on social media are much more aggressive about trying to figure out your intentions or the intentions of others. It's so refreshing to deal with people who are authentic that I will do everything I can to never lose them.
This means, don't open up other accounts pretending to be someone else in order to leverage something. That's dishonest.
This means don't represent yourself as being the kind of person that is a certain type of person when you aren't. People will sift through your years of electronic presence trying to find out more about you, if they sniff that you might be misrepresenting yourself. Believe me.
Just be conspicuously honest about who you are and what and whom you represent and you will never have any problems. People will see you as somone they can trust and will tell others that you can be trusted as well.
Life isn't an illusion. Just be you.
Be honest and authentic.