How to be more social in five seconds or less


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So you want to be more active in your social circles but don’t have time. It takes too long to think about new content, to be thoughtful in a response or comment, and there are far too many social networking sites to monitor.

All true, but there are a handful of ways you can instantly increase your participation, visibility and impact in social circles without taking more than a couple seconds to do it. For example:

  • “Like” more content on Facebook. Just one click. Everybody wants to be “liked” and constantly monitors who likes their content.
  • “Vote” for more content you like. Again, just one click. Many social sites have a “voting” feature next to the headline, allowing you to quickly agree or approve the message. These features are also often in cross-site platforms like Disqus.
  • Retweet. Don’t worry about a pithy comment, just click the retweet button in Twitter, Hootsuite or your other dashboard.
  • Use pat answers. It’s more than OK to response quickly & briefly to Facebook posts, tweets, even emails with a short “thank you”, “I agree”, “Nice job!” or similar. It’s an acknowledgement that you saw the message, and goes a long way to the originator.

There are more, but you get the idea. Of course, deeper and more thoughtful participation will help you too. But you don’t have to do that every time. Frequency and quantity can be just as important as quality.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Matt Heinz
Prolific author and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, Matt Heinz is President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 20 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways.Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty.


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