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New Way To Network?

You Need A Blog

So I’m talking to Donna, a friend I met while networking.  “How’s it going?”  “Not great.”  I say, “You’ve got to come up with the next Pet Rock.”  “I did.  But I can’t do it by myself.”  “You need a blog.”  “How do I do that?” Here we go…

Cowboy Up

I have a tendency to get roped into things – whether I actually volunteer or not, I’m not really sure.  But I “volunteer” to teach a class about creating profiles for a networking group I belong to.  The class starts to turn into an introduction to social networking.  We start talking about flickr.  I say, “Everybody knows what flickr is.”    “Ah, no they don’t.”  After a few yes-they-do and no-they-don’ts, I give up.  And by the end, they’ve got me promising to teach classes on that too.  Apparently everybody doesn’t know about flickr.  They don’t know how to get LinkedIn, on Twitter, into Facebook, or MeetUp either.  Hmm.

You’re An Expert

If you’re reading this, you likely have a blog and are out there twittering your tweets – which to many makes you an expert.

Hang Out Your Shingle

Tough market, right?  Out there networking like a madman or woman?  What about having them come to you? I’m not talking about making it your full-time job, but lending a hand by teaching social networking ain’t a bad way to meet some people.

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You know how to market.  How to connect.  How to network.  Teach somebody else how to do it and become their go-to person for real estate too.

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As a lifelong resident and local Realtor, Vicki has established herself as a respected member of the San Mateo County real estate community. She’s known for her wit, sarcasm, and her personality that shows through in her posts. You can find her spouting off at Twitter, here at ag, and her personal blog, San Mateo Real Estate Blog.com.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Paula Henry

    March 30, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Vicki – Genius! guess that’s why you’re here 🙂 It’s not just teaching others to fish that feeds them; it will also feed you. That’s the beauty of networking.

  2. Vicki Moore

    March 30, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Thanks Paula!

  3. Missy Caulk

    March 31, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I taught one at my office last week, my Broker got a headache. She said she will never learn all this stuff, twitter, flickr, oh my….

  4. Vicki Moore

    March 31, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    It’s better in bite-sized pieces. There’s a lot to catch up on and it’s going to get worse.

  5. Laguna Niguel Real Estate

    May 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Vicki. Great tips! We’re living in the age of social media. Social Networking and sites like Twitter & Linkedin are especially important in the recession to help you career and make some connections and great PR.

  6. Vicki Moore

    May 12, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks LNRE! Glad you like the info.

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