Our world is changing rapidly. A lot of that change is happening in the real estate world. There are no more “buy now” ads in the newspaper. People are using Facebook and Twitter much more than ever before. The average person now spends 1,100 minutes a day on social networking sites. I believe it is our responsibility to change the way we communicate.
You say “social networking”? That’s a little different than what I think you mean. In my opinion social networking is any and all networking that takes place on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking sites. The basic definition is all the people you know and their friends, family, and other acquaintances. We’re not talking about a lot of things such as e-mail, chats, and phone calls.
I would agree that social networking is a good thing, but I think its most important function is to promote your brand of business. If you want your business to succeed, you need to be able to reach out to the right people in the right way. I have a social networking website that I create for clients. My clients have an e-mail address that they use for keeping in touch with me, so I send them updates on their business.
To get the most out of your social networking activity, you should use it to reach out to your existing business contacts. They can then use that information to market your business to their own list of customers. To get your clients to use your website, you should make sure you give them a link to your website.
The reason so many people use social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn is that they allow you to create “virtual” business relationships that are far more powerful than you can with any other medium. When you create a relationship with a person, you have a very intimate relationship. You can get their email address and then use that to reach out. You can also use their email address to reach out to their friends.
The problem is that there are so many different ways to establish a relationship, and social media makes it easy for you to miss or slip up on a few important things. For example, in the old days, a man’s website would have a link to his website. But with social media, your business website might be one thing, and your personal website something else, and people will assume that you are one and the same when you aren’t.
I have a theory that the problem stems from the fact that people are so busy sharing their lives with others that they don’t have time to spend on their own websites. The internet has its place, but in general, people are more likely to share their lives online than in person.
The problem here is that the people who write to you online are usually not the same people you meet in person. If you are in a meeting and someone says, “Can I have a minute?” your instinct is to jump up and grab the person who is talking to you and go, “Oh yeah, sure.” You may be surprised to find that they are an hour late or that they have been working on a task all day.
If you are in a business meeting, it is important to make eye contact. People will often look straight at their cell phone while they are talking or texting. This is a very good signal of interest, and if you are interested in what they are talking about, they will likely move on to tell you more. Even if you are not interested in what they are talking about, they will be interested in how you feel about what they are saying.
In business communications, people often use emoticons as well. You can use these to convey your positive or negative feelings about something. For example, you might say, “I have a great idea for the presentation,” or “You are a great partner.