Personal Note from Julie: When Social Friends Finally Meet

Jun 17, 2016 | Administrative Professionals

social media face-to-faceOne of my favorite things about social media is that it allows you to foster important connections, even if you haven’t met that person face-to-face.

This week, I’m in Orlando to speak at the inaugural Admin Pro Forum. While I’ll be meeting a lot of new people at the event, I’m also excited to connect with those I already know from social media. I’ve learned a lot about some of these “friends” – their professions, career aspirations, and, in some cases, even details about their personal lives – thanks to our interactions on social media.

It’s exciting to see someone I’ve been connected to for years, but never had the chance to meet in person. There’s no awkward small talk – “What do you do? Where are you from?” Instead, our previous conversations on social media allow us to connect like old friends when we meet face-to-face and create a more productive, collaborative atmosphere. For me, social media is most valuable in these moments.

Yet there are some social media rules you need to follow in order to make the most out of this communication method. Who should you connect with? How should you conduct yourself? Should you add your colleagues and executives to your social media platforms? You’ll find answers to these questions in this week’s feature article.

Also, be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages for even more information on how to use social media to communicate with your executive colleagues, coworkers, and more!

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

P.S. Need help figuring out your social media strategy? This week only, we’re offering the Getting Started with Social Media Training Bundle at a huge discount! Through Friday, June 17, you can get these five sessions (a $235 value!) for only $97. Click here to order your bundle now!

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