As much as people write about social media and its noise and chaos and disruption it creates, with all the people having the freedom to write anything, anytime..and virtually anywhere these days and they can spread, you know, and who knows what a person's (customer, employee or voter) going to say, we've got to get this under control...what's unheard by those commentators is there's a lot of listening going on.
The power of social media isn't from allowing anyone, anywhere, to say anything, anytime.
The power of social media is allowing anyone, anywhere to LISTEN anytime to anything.
I'm a terrible listener. I'm getting better. It may have to do with inherent impatience, an active mind, an impulsive nature and a tendency to drill first, seek to understand...maybe afterwards. As I said, I'm getting better.
And I try to listen to people smarter than I; people like Scott. Scott Ginsburg.
And that simple, innovative, introduction tool makes it easy for others to introduce themselves. And in doing so, starts a lot of conversations for Scott where he gets to listen to a lot of different stories.
Scott's had a lot of practice listening with 3000+ consecutive days of wearing his name tag. Scott's heard a lot.
Scott's an expert on listening. You'd think he'd be an expert on Scott and Scott's story. He's not. Scott knows Scott's story (having explained it for 3000 consecutive days.) He's interested in your story.
So, when Scott, takes a moment to share his 6 Ways to Become the Most Listenable Person You Know...I listen.
That will help me better use social media, because social media is about listening.
Scott blogs at Hello, My Name is Blog.
Hi, Scott! (See....I stopped, talking. I'm learning. )