Are you using Social Media to pre-qualify and confirm your real-time business introductions?
The Internet has brought us so many choices. Shopping online is replacing retail centers with greater selection, better prices and the opportunity to educate before buying in a store.
Just as the Internet has enhanced our shopping, Web 2.0 has added value to our business and personal relationships. Social Media has made it easier to connect with people who are like-minded and have similar interests and shared causes. What used to take days or weeks to find can be purchased online and overnighted to your door.
As you know, Twitter is one of my favorite tools to find people who have shared interests with me. I like Twitter because I can quickly drill down into a geography and find out who the main influencers are within a geography or industry and not waste a lot of time trying to find those key people who I want to network with.
This a a marketing funnel that shows the process of attracting leads or prospects into a sales process to bring them to a decision to purchase. Thursday I shared the story about Nikela Wildlife, a Wildlife Conservation Non-Profit that does work in South Africa uses Social Media to connect with potential donors and strategic partners.
Below is a portion of their comments and a picture of their blog post with my highlightings.
Through Social Media we:
Africa is a pretty BIG Place, Nikela Wildlife uses Social Media to connect with and work with other organizations who are into Wildlife Conservation in South Africa!
How will you use Social Media this year? How will you use Web 2.0 to help network and build business better?
I’d love to know what you are thinking and perhaps event feature your story in an interview or guest blog post. You can email me directly Michael@M3NewMedia.net
I look forward to hearing from you. Also, feel free to leave a comment or follow me on Twitter, I will follow back-Thanks and have a great week!
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