While at Starbucks on Sunday, I was making use of their free wifi as I slowly sipped on my Venti Sumatra black coffee. I’ve been overhauling http://jjrailsales.com, moving them from a Frontpage based site to a Joomla based site. Translation: using a content management system that is built to support the back-office website needs for clients.
In between listening to some fun podcasts, I overheard a discussion on the PA Farm Show – and shared my obsession for a rare indulgence: maple ice cream. It’s the real deal – 100% maple syrup in ice cream. After some discussion, and more work, I was packing up to leave when Kyle asked “what do you do”.
In networker fashion, I used some great tips from Bob Burg. “I help people” who have a need to grow their business or develop new clients implement a social media marketing strategy. I teach them not to be spammy, but managed to help Paul Buskager double traffic to http://hoofchutes.com, landing 7 out of 10 new clients all based upon web traffic. I teach and coach them to show up online in a way that engages others and creates a natural interest. The key is – be authentic, be mostly transparent, and interact with others. What do you do?
Kyle was interested rather quickly. He’s a student at a nearby university, a dj, and a reporter. He asked to connect further for a potential news piece. That does sound like a blast. I then remembered – I’m in the social media networking world. How can we connect further beyond swapping business cards after a good face-to-face networking event? Well, let’s connect on all our social media sites of course!
Here’s the moment in action:
A fast way to find all the other places you can connect online is http://retaggr.com. It also includes great apps like email/forum footers, and a mega-list of places you can compare accounts and connect: http://ClickToAdd.Me/CourtneyEngle.
Are we connected yet?