The other day, a close friend and colleague of mine said she attended a killer workshop on social media.
She said the presenter gave her a boatload of new ideas and energy for her to expand her current business campaign using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. From her energy, I got the feeling the presenter not only hit a home run, but he also brought in the other three players (he really knows his stuff)!
So what did I do after we spoke? I immediately went to LinkedIn and tried to link with the presenter. Guess what happens?
I get this response: "Rich, Great to connect. So you know, based on a session you once did at the local library, you inspired me to start a company, build a website, promote myself on social media which resulted, among new business, in being asked to join an MBA program. I would enjoy the chance to let you know what you did if you would like to know. But thank you very much for all you did."
We then had a roundtable tweet-fest on Twitter to let everyone know what happened!
What did this teach me?
- You never know who's listening when you present.
- You never know how your words can impact another person.
- The world is getting smaller every day.
- I need to get out even more and present.
- Always reach out to people whenever you hear their name.