We often hear complaints about the Generation X and Y hiding behind their computers instead of getting out there and meeting people face to face. The personal computer has been part of their lives for a majority of their adult lives. With the explosions of social media through various providers and the arrival of the smartphone, the world changed.
I think we were all invited, but the announcement was lost in the mail. I believe that some time in 2009 social media and the smartphone eloped! You cannot go anywhere without finding a room filled with people using their smartphones to get their latest status or information from social media with their smartphone.
Generations X and Y certainly know how to use social media, but maybe they have lost the art of conquering the face to face meeting. Whether you are selling a house or you are selling yourself for a job, you won’t accomplish much sitting behind your computer all day long! You have to be “out there” in the real world to get found and you have to be the person you say you are online to have that creditability. You need a real brand that people can touch and see face to face.
One of my favorite songs is Brad Pasley’s “Online.”
I think that video is pretty self evident. You must be who you are online in the real world to close a deal on anything… a date, a sale or a job! Your brand has to be real!
The WebInfused Employment Solution and the WebInfused Business Contact Point take your online expertise and help you take the confidence that you have online and carry it into the real world. With a QR Code on your business card that links anyone you hand your card to the “your brand” backed by everything that you have created to define yourself online, you have a most powerful tool to reach out and connect to others in a way that has never been available before. Now, people can see, who you are in person and online and the confidence that you are the real deal!