Posting one’s opinions in a very bold and disrespectful way on somebody else’s profile is akin to randomly ringing another’s doorbell and trying to convert them to a different religion or trying to sell them something they’re not interested in.
Even in supposedly mature circles, there are still some people who try to push their views onto others in a very audacious manner. We can gently encourage and do our best to be understanding of others, but we should never be overbearing. Instead, we should strive to be tactful. Being respectful of other people’s opinions and choices will benefit one in both personal and business interactions.
From think before you speak to think before you write
In the world of social media, we need to think before we put something out there for the public (or at least our circle of connections) to see. How do you want to be perceived? What type of character do your status updates and tweets reflect?
One good approach is to first write whatever you plan to post in a simple text editing application. Reread it carefully with an objective mind, and make sure that it is what you intend to express and does not come across as offensive. After it’s been reviewed, you can then copy and paste it onto your Facebook Wall and/or Twitter timeline. With the latter, you might have to make some edits in order to accommodate the character limit.
Social media gives us the opportunity to connect with several other like-minded individuals. For many, it has opened up a new world of relationships, both personal and professional. But in general, there needs to be some parameters for appropriate usage and etiquette, or simply for respecting others, even if it’s an unwritten code.
Keep in mind that courtesy and manners are still applicable and essential online. A bit of politeness and some tact as you interact with others across social media will help grow your network in a really positive way with people that you would actually like to meet face-to-face!
We hope your week starts well and if you missed some of the great insights from last week, here they are:
- 9 Questions to Help You Define Your Personal Brand by The Young Entrepreneur Council
- 360 Degree Point of View to Help in Your Personal Branding by Debra Benton
- Why Your Left Hand Hates Your Right Hand by Nance Rosen
- Get Ready for First Day in a New Job by Ceren Cubukcu
- Moving From Brain Dead to Awakening Ideas by Elinor Stutz
- How To Get Interviewed on Popular Podcasts by Brian Horn
- The Anatomy of the Job Interview by Alex Freund
- How to Upgrade Your Resume, Part 5 by Richard Kirby
- Career Stalled? Get YOUR Career Back in HIGH Gear! by Skip Freeman
- Get Seen and Be Read with This One Thing by Maria Elena Duron
- What Stand Up Paddling can Teach us about Business by Jeff Shuey
- 11 Ways to Create a More Human Brand by The Young Entrepreneur Council
- Boost Engagement for Your Personal Brand with Facebook Campaigns by Susan Gilbert
- 5 Tips to Boost Confidence for a Job Interview by Leslie Truex
- Overcome the Post Summer Blues and Energize Your Autumn! by Beth Kuhel
- Being Persuasive, Personable and Positive During the Interview Process by Ken Sundheim
- Grab and Grow – A Plan for Career Success by Marc Miller