Is Your Social Media Etiquette Up To Par?

PERSONAL VS. PROFESSIONAL

FILL IN YOUR INFO

  • Name (yours or the business that you’re representing)
  • Phone number (NOT YOUR CELL PHONE #…unless you love getting a thousand texts and phone calls at all hours)
  • Location
  • Bio of what you do or what the company does
  • A photo, preferably an up-to-date one, please. It’s really awkward when you go to meet someone and can’t find them because they look NOTHING like their profile pic. You kinda feel catfished at that point. So, moral of the story, UPDATE that picture.

VALUABLE RESOURCES

CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF

  • When using your professional profile, make it clear that you speak for yourself and not on behalf of the company.
  • Be mindful of your grammar and spelling.
  • Remember that you are representing whatever company you work for, their brand and any organization that you belong to.
  • Show proper consideration for others’ privacy and for sensitivities that may exist concerning politics, religion and money. Basically use the first date rule: just don’t talk about it. I mean unless you’re a politician, but even then…be sensitive!
  • Don’t get into arguments, unless you are fully prepared to back it with facts and keep a level head the entire “conversation” (*note, I didn’t say argument*). While I’m all for voicing your values and freedom of speech, you can’t go full Hulk mode on them. Be respectful and tread lightly.

ENGAGE WITH YOUR NETWORK

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Maren Hogan

Maren Hogan

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Chief Marketing Brain of @RedBranch Media. I help folks in recruiting, talent acquisition and HR, figure out marketing, community and social. #TBEX #TChat