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Picking My Brain
A former manager offered to buy me lunch the other day, wanting to pick my brain about social media: blogging and Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn and whatnot.
So over pastrami sandwiches, I waxed poetic about social media and transparency and encouraging conversation and forming relationships with people first and not pushing a sales message and being authentic online, offering solutions instead of hiding information. I was eloquent, I was thorough. I used metaphors and grand hand gestures.
And at the end, wiping the crumbs from my hands, I sat back and watched her digest the plethora of wisdom that I had offered.
“So,” she says. “We should just treat people online the same way we treat them in real life?”
I think I just got condensed into a fortune cookie.
September 17, 2008 at 7:10 am
Thanks for the laugh Kelley.
September 17, 2008 at 7:13 am
But that fortune cookie is so true!!! And you are a wonderful example of it Kelley! Fun to read – fun to twitter with – and the little time I’ve spent with you in person…. *FUN* !!!
tony - vidlisting
September 17, 2008 at 8:07 am
Makes me wonder how the trolls treat people in real life.. 🙂
September 17, 2008 at 8:30 am
Ah, to have the essence of a full conversation distilled to a fortune cookie line. THAT is writing!
September 17, 2008 at 8:58 am
Makes me wonder how the trolls treat people in real life..
September 17, 2008 at 10:54 pm
OMG!! I’m still laughing! that’s a CLASSIC!
September 18, 2008 at 7:41 am
September 18, 2008 at 8:18 am
Kelly, ROFLMHO…. we do make it hard don’t we?
September 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm
Excellent. Short and to the point. I am going to refer to this in my intro blogging class on Thursday. Who says blogging is complicated?
September 23, 2008 at 3:10 am
I knew you were sweet – but a cookie?
Jeff (I'm a people person) Turner
September 23, 2008 at 5:15 pm
And you say you’re not a people person. Right. 🙂