Putting the “Social” into social media: online and offlineRay Litvak
Ya gotta love the Internet!
It’s nothing short of a Godsend for those who dream of working from home: Think stay-at-home parents, those with transportation challenges and the self-employed, such as yours truly.
It can be a dream come true
Where else can you set up a virtual business and do business with anyone in your city, country or on the planet without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home? It can be a dream come true.
But what happens when . . .
But what happens when doing business requires you to be social – and I’m not talking Facebook or Twitter. The social I’m referring to is about face-to-face communications; carrying on real-time conversations with real people in real life. It may even mean visiting a prospect’s office to demonstrate and persuade why your product/service is best, or giving a presentation to upper management to close the sale. Or – the horror! – giving a speech to an auditorium full of people.
Hire a communications coach
For those instances, it pays to hire a communications coach. Or at the very least, hear one speak about the art of communication. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ll be doing a presentation at the MagNet Conference in Toronto later this week and, if you’re attending MagNet, I want to rcommend one of my fellow presenters.
Learn to communicate better
You can learn to communicate your message better – and “Say It With Power” at MagNet from one of Toronto’s best communications coaches, Thomas Moss. He has a unique approach to helping people overcome their fear of public speaking. You may want to check out his session. And you can check out the entire MagNet program at http://www.magazinescanada.ca/magnet/index.php
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