We all want to get advice, pitch our ideas, ask for a job, or otherwise meet someone we admire. But chances are, that person is out of your orbit. So what are the secrets to scoring that important meeting? While everyone is different, and there are no guarantees, here’s five techniques that should help you make the connections you need:
Are you a good listener? You’re not learning if you’re doing all the talking, and far too many people think they need to talk to get noticed. So I asked the founder and CEO of Infinity Concepts, Mark Dreistadt, the secrets of listening well. Have you ever been accused of “selective hearing?” You know – the process that happens when you intentionally don’t want to hear something. Well, there are actually five different ways we listen. So here’s the 5 secrets to what Mark calls “Selective Listening” – how many have you experienced?
Scanning the Twitter feeds of nonprofit and religious leaders, it’s pretty easy to see that most have little or no knowledge of how to connect online. From boring Tweets like “I’m at Starbucks having a latte,” to subtly patting yourself on the back (“Praise God, we had 6,000 cars in the lot this Sunday!”) you’re driving people away when you should be sharing your story and connecting it with others. So here’s a few tips to get your social media life back on track:
Today’s guest blog is from Brian Boyd, founder of Media Connect Partners, specializing in social media strategy and execution. Among many other major clients, Brian’s team manages the social media presence of Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston. For Brian, social media isn’t just something that happens at random. He’s a strong believer that you need to “incite conversations.” Here’s his take: