Many service-based business owners are using social media technologies to connect with prospects, which is fantastic! However, I am constantly surprised (and shocked) at the way people are interacting with their network – seemingly forgetting their manners and consequently tarnishing their reputation and their brands.
I've recorded a brief video to show you how I am using Twitter and Facebook to build and nurture my relationship with my network. Through regularly interacting with and nurturing my network I have been able to add 4,000 Twitter followers in just a few short months and double the size of my Facebook Likers.
However, don't get too caught up in the numbers. Instead, watch some of these basic relationship building tips I share and ensure you are adopting these within your networking and relationship building strategies.
What do you think? Was this helpful? If so, I'd really appreciate it if you could click the Like button below to share this message with your friends and colleagues. And, if you have some other relationship building strategies you're using – share them in the comment box below. That would be awesome.
Here's to building your relationships through social media.
With deepest gratitude, always
I find twitter a much better platform to network. Conversations happen naturally and I have gained many business leads just from replying to a tweet. Facebook isn’t such a great platform in this sense, I’d much rather get a retweet of a blog post than a like as it just has much more value in terms of gaining readers and leads.
Hi Mike, thanks for stopping by and sharing your wisdom. I use both Facebook and Twitter and have found that both platforms have their own positives. I think Twitter is an amazing tool for finding and sharing resources, as well as having a conversation with someone. Thanks again for popping by!
Having a good relationship with your clients or customers is a good sign that you have a good business flow and through the help of social media you can directly communicate with them online.
Hi Andrew, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Yes, having a good relationship with your clients/customers is key and social media is a fantastic communications tool!
I think a lot of people simply don’t put enough effort into their online marketing systems and as a result, when a potential client does want engagement, there’s no-one there to even converse with them. Even old school email, with the potential client emailing the company, can go totally unanswered, which is why our businesses have done so well as we pick up these potential clients.
The same goes for twitter, where it’s important to thank, reply to and be considerate to those who have simply taken the time to contact you. I’ve got 2200 followers, with relatively little work and this in itself surpasses our nearest competitor.