People feel when you connect with them on Social Media – that you are there just to hear all about them in a sense you are – but you are also hoping for interaction – its only human and we are human.
Then these same people, who only talk about themselves on social media, start to wonder why they do not have any engagement, sales, new clients, interest. . .
They are not making themselves available to interact – they are just broadcasting. Everyone has the feeling of wanting to be heard. Why are you not hearing, interacting, with the people who have followed you? Why have you not taken the time to acknowledge them? It is not difficult to watch your social media streams and jump into conversation.
I also hear people say that they do not want to use this site or that site to help them with exposure because ‘those people’ are not interested in what I am saying.
WHAT! They are not interested in you, have you ever thought about being interested in them?
Stop worrying about who is listening to you and start listening to others!
People are so worried about who they follow – and who is going to spread their message – and who is listening to them that they do not spread others messages – or retweet , like, share, others – no engagement – narcissism is only about them.
Have you ever noticed after you connected with someone on social media?
They treat you any kind of way – they push all kinds of things in your face- fowl language or even a bully.
They do a lot to get the connection but when it comes to engagement they are striking out.
To the narcissists we know it’s all about you – so much so that most do not follow back –
If you need that much attention and reaffirmed– I am sure that your mother and family can help you to feel loved. But with social media this is a business (If you are bringing your business and or brand online).
You would think if you came onto social media to increase your revenue that you would do everything you could.
Imagine if some of these celebrities followed back most of their followers- and interacted with them – not just posted updates about themselves – what if they treated their followers like humans. They say they love their 30 million fans but only follow 2,000 of them, these fans are the people who purchased their talent, buy everything doll, book, movie with them in it, but they will not interact with them on social media. The same people who helped to make you will also turn their back on you. They say things such as “I do not want to follow to many people and clutter up my stream” Create lists! It is just foreign to me to be in that type of situation and not follow back as many people as I could daily. I would eternally be amazed that they purchased my music etc, came to my shows, now has liked or followed me on social media. Your ego should never be bigger than your social interaction!
This is social media – if you are just talking, talking about yourself that is not social – –
You could stand in a mirror and accomplish that.
Yes – Sharing articles about our niche is great – but do our potential customers even understand the wealth of information that we are sharing?
Broadcasting to people who do not understand social media and why they need it for their brand and or business.
Since we have these newbie’s on social media, people who have been scammed by ‘Social Media Lords’ –Social Media Marketing is becoming spam and a scam! If a person does not understand something, they feel as if it is a scam. Social media marketing has become like a restaurant – I do not like this one let’s try this one – which is great but the market is flooded with gurus who are leading them nowhere.
It’s time we stop using social media jargon all the time, we also need to speak to the new social media users. We need to get them to understand that there are good and bad apples out there and we also need to show them why social media is critical for their business!
When you do get that client they may be a bit stubborn and narcissistic. This is the texting age- they do not understand engagement – it seems as if everyone is accustomed to instant gratification – text get a reply back. Hit play whatever plays. When I do ‘’ “ this happens now! Some people do not understand the facets and the work that goes into your business/brand. But we with them connecting with the correct social media consultant it will help them to grow and engage.
I just want to the people who are serious about social media to understand that it is so much more going on than you. This seems what so many are missing.