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Watch your Tweeting…

Posted on: March 31, 2009

Despite my lack of posts over the past week, I have not allowed my social media connections to fail. I attended a Chicago American Marketing Association event on Tuesday, ‘Marketing in Action’ at Second City. It was a very interactive event where we used Twitter before, during and after, along with text messaging to communicate with the panelists as they worked together on a strategic business plan before our eyes. It was very engaging and opened up some connections for me in the Twitter world.

One of my favorite takeaways from the event (a takeaway which has absolutely nothing to do with social media) was the ‘Yes, and…’ concept. Instead of focusing on the things that are wrong with ideas and concepts when brainstorming in a business meeting, reply by building upon what others are saying. So, “I think we should do x to achieve this business goal” “Yes, and I think y and z could also help with that initiative”. I need to commit to using this concept ASAP!

Another funny thing happened with Twitter. I was sending messages with someone I haven’t talked to in years, and mentioned the company I work with. Lo and behold the next day, my Director showed me how he had a Twitter feed with our company name on his LinkedIn homepage. Sure enough, there was my post. Something to keep in mind for the future: think about how my posts can be searched, and use caution!

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