This past week, I encountered a friend in real life I had not met previously. However, thanks to social media, I was well aware of her in advance of our meeting. And, once we connected, it was as if we had been personal friends for years.
If you are new to social media, or are considering climbing on board, please know your online prescence gets noticed – and eventually rewarded. Keep in mind, if your social media contributions provide good content for your followers, garner engagement, and add value to the conversation, you’ll acquire friends worldwide as well as right next door.
Therefore, when you are at your next local event or meetup, people will go out of their way to find you and say hello. Tools like Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook help expedite a real world connection.
Talk about an easy icebreaker. You are already friends! Grab a drink and engage in some face to face interaction that’s sure to move the conversation to the next level in minutes.
Social media rocks. What do you think?
P.S. This post is dedicated to Andrea. Thanks friend!