Guest Post by Dr. Sally Witt (learn more about Sally at the end of this post).
Are you afraid of Social Networking?
Yes, a lot of us are. There are mean people out there. Writing is misunderstood at times. You have heard scary stories about people having too much information about you online.
If you are in business, or just interested in the world, you need to be literate in the current world of profiles, online connections, and blogging.
I know, you are worried that you don’t have enough time. I know that you think that you don’t have anything interesting to say…..
It is just like any skill set, you learn and you practice.
We used to tell people that you had 90 seconds to make a first impression when you met someone. Well, that really isn’t true anymore. The impression is made online BEFORE you get to meet someone. If you don’t control the information that is on Google about you, then that is an impression in itself.
If you have a business, or are in the job market for a career, or you want a promotion, it is critical for you to learn to have an online reputation that is a good one.
You need to be on 3-5 sites at a minimum to start getting a good reputation. Good ones to start are Facebook, Naymz, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Plurk. You don’t have to do everything at once, and that can be adjusted based on your profession. There are tons of Social Networks. Learn one that you can meet some friends and people that you have something in common with first. Each one has it’s own reputation and personality.
Have a good photo, it doesn’t have to be a professional photo, just one that shows your personality.
Take baby steps if you need to, but do get out into the world. The internet web 2.0 can open up so much for you, your life, and your career!
Next time we will get into more advanced subjects. Have a great day!
I am giving you the links to a bunch of my profiles below. Feel free to ask me to be a friend there!
About the Author
Dr. Sally Witt is a Breakthrough Coach and Hypnotherapist. She has a Ph.D. in Spiritual Counseling, and has a unique background in traditional psychology as well as intense alternative and metaphysical training. She not only provides individuals and families with coaching and individual therapeutic sessions, but she provides support groups, corporate consulting, trainings and demonstrations on a wide variety of topics.
Dr. Sally has a strong background in teaching computer skills since her days working at Apple Computer in the 1980s. She has always used her combination of technical expertise, teaching, and counseling training and abilities to grow her own businesses, and to help others. She provides one on one coaching, as well as group training in Social Networking and Social Media.
Sally Witt, Breakthrough Coach/Hypnotherapist
[email protected] 215/736-0900