Social Media Risks

When you call yourself an Executive of any organization, know that you represent this organization 24/7 and on every platform that you use.

Example:
You are the admin of a business page on Facebook.
Basic knowledge: Your personal profile is connected to this business page.
Do yourself a favor and NEVER repost, share, or simply post stuff that has been proven to be hoaxes.
You put your profile and every connection and business you are related to in danger.

You can’t just “like” a post by a business page you work with.
Educate yourself!
Invite ALL your connections to like the page you represent!
SHARE every post of the business page to your timeline.
Add comments!

This goes for Facebook, LinkedIn AND Twitter!

IF you call yourself a professional, act and behave accordingly!
No matter your title, do NOT be uppity, ALWAYS be open to learning, keep researching and respect the Organization you represent!

 

Stand by your Promises

Everyone wants to land new customers. Right?

Well, you have to make sure that you are as good as what you advertise about yourself. I recently hired a new carpet cleaning company, because the last one had to close its doors due to lack of business. When I visited the new company’s website, the owner wrote in big bold letters, MENTION THIS WEBSITE AND RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT!
I read his customers comments and decided to hire him.

When we spoke on the phone, he offered a price and when I mentioned his website promise, he told me flat-out: “I gave you a very good price already”. This is not what you want to hear when you are trying to hire someone new. Trying not to be judgmental, I gave the guy a chance. He came, did a great job, but I felt that I had to push a little. His assistant who was doing the actual cleaning seemed somewhat bored, or maybe tired. When I asked him if he cleaned behind a chair, the answer was a mumbled “yes ma’am I cleaned around”. His boss entered the room and made him move the chair and actually clean the spot.

Another non-professional aspect was that the cleaning business owner arrived in shorts, and I could see his underwear all the time he was in my home cleaning. Not a nice view.

What I am trying to say here is that, once you advertise your business, you absolutely have to stick with your word. 15% would save me maybe $17.00 but would give him credibility, would make me feel that he means business and that he is willing to put his customer first. Modern times, Social Media, and the need for quick money has jumbled our view about how to conduct ourselves.

Be true to yourself, respect yourself, be presentable and above all be LOYAL to the hand that feeds you!