Connecting in a caring way.
You can write an email. You can write an article. You can write a news release. You can create a script for an interview.
You can now send it out and try to get people to pay attention to you.
You can post it on web sites and make it available to millions of people who are searching using key words. That’s the idea. They search and they find you.
Will anyone pay any attention to you?
Not unless you care and they realize it.
There 20,000 people posting on blogs every hour. There are millions of people and businesses updating their web sites every day.
There are millions of people twittering away merrily with their little snippets of ‘wassup’ messages.
Are they connecting with you in a caring way?
Which ones actually get through to you? Which ones do you pay attention to?
Our newly elected President Barrack Obama knows how to connect.
I just signed up to be a follower on his Twitter account.
Within minutes I received the following email message:
“Hi, pjkrupin (pjkrupin).
Barack Obama (BarackObama) is now following your updates on Twitter.
Check out Barack Obama’s profile here:
Can you believe it? The President of the United States is following my updates on Twitter.
In fact as of today, he’s following more people than are following him.
He’s following 166,088 people, and he has 144,000 followers.
He (or someone on his staff) is listening to more people than there are people listening to him, at least on Twitter.
This is amazing to me. This gives me a unique online experience.
He’s connected with me and he says he cares.
Try it yourself. Sing up at http://twitter.com/BarackObama
See how you feel when you get that message that says, “Barack Obama (BarackObama) is now following your updates on Twitter.”
What an example to emulate.