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Social Media Interview
Briana: Social Media has impacted my life personally and professionally very differently. From a personal life perspective, I’ve seen friends and, at times, myself be completely overwhelmed by the powers of Instagram / Facebook which has taken me away from life’s precious memories. From a professional perspective, social media has given me a more affordable and, at times, more effective way to promote my business. I have been able to connect with amazing people like yourself [Ramona] to showcase my business, build rapport with people not in Australia and learn in a cost effective and convenient way.
Briana: This is a tricky one – I love various networks for varying reasons but overall I’d have to say Instagram. This is the platform I use the most personally and professionally. I feel that people are moving away from Facebook because too many people are putting too many irrelevant things on it, whereas Instagram seems to be more uplifting.
Briana: I use social media to share my blog posts, ask questions, encourage comment and engage with my followers. There is no point talking at people, it’s about talking with and engaging. Often, on a variety of social media platforms I manage, I try and post a question on occasions to show that this platform for my company [and others] is about communication and building rapport with our followers. I also use social media to expand my network like this blog and build rapport with people who I wouldn’t get to speak to otherwise.
Briana:I don’t personally use snapchat for my business. I find that people use it more on a personal basis, and don’t feel for my business it would be a suitable fit.
Briana: One of my biggest accomplishments on social media was being able to announce that I had raised a significant amount of money for the ‘Girls Night In’ which in Australia is a charity raising funds for cancer. I have loved blogging about wedding guides, and travel tips.
Briana: With blogging, the important thing to remember is that people need to read something that is going to make a difference in their lives. People are so time poor these days, so making things short and sharp saves people time whilst giving them the information they need.
Briana: Richard Branson books have some great messages in them, Customer Service Zoo, Social Media for Business.
There you have it. That’s all for this edition of the social media interview series. Thanks, Briana. I enjoyed having you as a part of the series. I’m sure the readers will find useful advice. You are exactly correct, people are need to read something that is going to make a difference in their life. Creating content they need and want is a major gem ?.
What do you think of this social media interview? Do you agree with Briana’s advice? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.