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In support of businesses using social media...

I just went to a pediatric appointment with my son at Cheshire Medical in Keene, NH. Our pediatrician was curious about my degree at Antioch. Her inquiry led to an offering to join a committee involving parents and staff. One of their goals is to figure out what social media is all about and how to implement it to connect with their patients.  I begin to see how it can be used in their organization as I spoke with her and I handed her my contact information.

Point is, major businesses and organizations are "getting it" or trying to "figure it out" by now.

If not, they will soon.

In a Google world where being first to claim a certain niche market using certain keywords will keep you on top (if you're first at it and persistent), why not try and figure it out with the rest of them?  

By the way, analogy here, her inquiry to me as a client, led to her learning something valuable that could benefit both she and her organization and was aligned wtih my interests. If we are curious and open to learning what others can offer us, just think of how far we can go and how easy it can be to build relationships online.

Second analogy, she inquired about me offline- face to face, but what she's doing is what people are doing about us online using Google, finding out more about us on their own. Knowing who their potential agent is all about allows people to decide whether or not they wish to choose that agent.

This is why it's so important to take some time to learn about how social media is being used. It's not just the younger generations, trust me on this!

Comment balloon 5 commentsStephanie Jacques • April 28 2009 09:33AM


Excellent.  I am happy you got a potential client.  It shows you that you should talk to everyone because you never know what people can offer.

Posted by Manolis "Manny" Sfinarolakis (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago

Hey Steph - A very good post.  Those who routinely resist such change are now scrambling because they simply "cannot afford" to be left behind.  Keep it up!!!!


Posted by Omega Omega (Omega) over 11 years ago

I use social media as well and I love it. I think its the best way to do business going forward!

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 11 years ago

It's not just the younger generations. My mom informed me a few weeks ago that she has to get on Twitter??!!

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 11 years ago

People are overwhelmed with what social media can potentially do. I've found from my workshops at Hannah Grimes Center in Keene, NH that it helps people when they remind themselves to take it one step at a time. None of us did this/learned it all in one day, did we?

Posted by Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine (Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago

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