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.
by Matt Heinz
Matt Heinz is a national speaker and author, and his most recent book is Successful Selling. He is President of Heinz Marketing Inc, a Seattle area Marketing Agency focusing on Sales Acceleration. Matt's career has focused on delivering measurable results for his employers and clients in the way of greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty.