Long before there was Social Media, my job required me to be very social. Etiquette at cocktail parties, etiquette around the boardroom, etiquette walking the halls of companies I worked with, even etiquette when grabbing a cup of coffee on the run. It’s important to be keeping myself in check as a professional at all times, always representing myself well and those companies I work with in the same manner. I require that of myself and have since learned that what I have done in real time is parallel to who I am online.
It’s important to understand how to navigate Social Media, especially if you are brand new and your offline job never required you to face the public daily. As I began navigating myself in Social Media, I learned quickly that it came naturally for me. Others began asking me questions, simple questions, and I soon learned what seemed simple to me was quite complex for one just stepping into Social Media. Thus, I developed Savvy Social Tips in an effort to offer a bit of direction for those looking in.
Here is this week’s tip to help direct you in your social experience.
“Embracing yourself, forgiving yourself, improving yourself all works together.” #SavvySocialTip
Being social requires a bit of confidence. If you do not come from this place of confidence naturally, it’s important to grow into this space. I speak publically at conferences, I lead teams and direct. I have this innate confidence that had me singing in a school talent show at the age of 10. Not everyone is wired this way, yet being present in Social Media requires that. Thus I say, that as you embrace who you are in this space, know you are not going to get it right every time and must forgive yourself. In less than 140 characters, I submit that you forgive yourself and keep moving forward, because if you embrace, forgive and move forward, you will improve.
Elizabeth Traub has spent the past 20 years working as a consultant with business start ups, existing businesses as well as mentoring & coaching both men & women to live in the design of their dreams and passions. She is strategic with ideas that are off the charts. Elizabeth has worked with those who have their dreams and passions scribbled on a napkin through the steps of getting started. This happens with strategics, goal planning, marketing, and training, product design and development, and working to develop Social Media presence and strategies. Elizabeth loves working in platforms in the entertainment industry as well as investor, relations, business development, branding, strategic, retail, website design and development. She continues to work with industry leaders in building of products and services.