So we've all heard, no doubt, that it's important to be careful about what we share on social media platforms. But, has it ever occurred to you that you might be affecting your FUTURE by what you say/don't say? I had a first-hand look at exactly that recently, and it really drove the message home.
A few weeks ago, I was attending an event in Southern California. The event was pretty much unrelated to my business; oh, there were a few people there who knew what I do, and I had some acquaintances there who know me pretty well. But, in general, there was no "connection" to me, to SocialSmarts, to my business.
At the end of the evening, a group of us were sitting around a table, chatting about the event. I knew most of the people at the table, but then some other folks sat down and joined us -- people I didn't know. After introductions were made and independent conversations broke out between groups of two or three people, as they often do in these types of settings, one of the ladies that had just joined us leans over to me and says, "Excuse me, but do you know 'such-and-so?'" (more…)