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Monday, November 14, 2011

How Professional Are YOU?

How professional are YOU?

So many of us today are using Social Media as a form of advertising our businesses.  However, we are also using these same forms of Social Media for personal connections.

Is there a way to be able to mix business and personal lives online?

Think about it... you see someone who is marketing their business online... then you see a post that says something like "Wow did I ever get drunk last nite... good times!"  " To the biatches who think they can steal my man... back off!" " My baby daddy is a deadbeat." "I got my xmas lites up n we rady to parti"

You get my point.  Sure, we want to come across as real people, as human - but there is a way to do this without sounding uneducated.
Some people may think I am being too picky here, and that's ok.  Maybe I am simply being a snob.  I feel if you are building an online business, you need to represent yourself that way.  You want to be a leader.

There are several authors and motivational speakers whom I "like" on Facebook.  Would I ever see them post something like the above examples?  Absolutely not.  If they did post anything like that, I would likely think twice about regarding them as leaders.

There is a way to balance your personal life and your business life.  You want to be real of course... but if you are befriending prospective customers online, it's incredibly important to be professional.  If you can't be professional, it may be in your best interest to have 2 separate Facebook accounts.  One for business and one for your personal life.

Next time you're going to post a status online... ask yourself this... If I saw this post... would I look at the author in a professional manner?  Would I want to work with this person?  Is this someone I want to follow?

We don't all have to have the best grammar skills... but we can sure give it a try to sound like we know the English language.  I've seen posts from people who aren't even in North America that have better grammar than some who have lived in North America all their lives.  I don't say that to be negative or to put anyone down.  Just being real.  Isn't that a trait of a good leader? 

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