Social Media – Building Connections/Relationships

The Internet has brought on a whole new way of socializing, connecting, and meeting people from all over the world. The Internet has introduced us to social media and social networking websites. It’s very easy to connect to people locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Yet in this fast-paced world of technology, it’s too easy to forget that it’s not about a popularity contest to how many people who can connect with and how fast you can connect to them.

Social media and social networking is about building connections. Building the connection means working to nurture a relationship whether it’s an old friendship, a new friendship, a business connection or other connections. It takes time to learn about someone and to learn what they do. It takes time to develop trust and loyalty. This is particularly true when using social media for building your business as many companies (big or small, new or well established) do.

Social media is about beginning a “conversation” with “Nice to meet you. I like your profile pic.” Yet as you create your social networking community of various individuals, businesses, and groups take the time to build the connection. This is how you develop mutual trust and support. As others get to know you and trust you, they’ll refer people they know to you and your business and you’ll do the same. You’ll be able to promote your brand and market to people who have grown to know you.

So don’t forget that social media is not just for personal use; personal social networking. It’s also for business and commercial use too. And the most important thing is that social networking is about building connections and relationships and this takes commitment, work, and time. Yet it will bring you back an excellent ROI!


About Stephane Manos

Stephane Manos has developed several online companies. While working as an online entrepreneur, he fell in love with the sales aspect and recruited some of the best clients and affiliates the companies have ever had. The fun, he found was in building the connections and relationships. One of Stephane's top qualities is being able to motivate. He found a passion in motivating others which in return motivated him. Happy colleagues and clients would send word-of-mouth referrals and increase traffic to his online businesses. Teamwork is something that Stephane promotes. The focus is not on self or individuals but in working as a team to reach the same goals. It is his role as a leader to lead the team by example. Currently, his interest is in real estate investments and financial investments. He is now looking into emerging markets such as the Middle East. He also believes some of the better deals can be found in certain parts of the United States. Many distressed buyers are looking to liquidate. Developing new online businesses, purchasing commercial and residential real estate, and developing rentals has led him to travel around the world. Stephane Manos contributes a portion of his time and earnings to charitable associations and philanthropic groups. His charities are: -Children's Telethon -AHEPA brotherhood and Shriners -REVIVRE Bipolar Support Assocation
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