Why Most Businesses Are Doing Social Media Wrong

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

Cyberspace is a noisy world.

Without the right strategy and the creation of unique content it is almost impossible to use your website and your social media channels to grow your business.

Simply being in the social space because you are told that you should be could be costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless man-hours — you need to have a unique voice and a strategy that makes you stand out from the crowd.

In our experience, the way that many Corporates are positioning their businesses in cyberspace is simply dead wrong and it is seriously hurting the value of their brand.

What’s the solution?

Social media isn’t about saving time, reducing your marketing budget or staying in touch with the latest trends, it’s about something else, it’s about a much older, much more noble idea…

Social Media puts your “shop assistants” into the living rooms and offices of your clients; it extends the reach of your brand by increasing your ability to listen to your base on a person-to-person level.
 
 
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Doing Social Media Wrong

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7 Terrible Ways To FAKE Good Communication Skills

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

This week, we’re sharing with you 6 of our best posts from 2013. Discover 7 terrible (and hilarious) ways in which our “leaders” may be faking good communication skills. Tweet it to others so that we can all keep an eye out for office fraudsters (Tweet Here)

 

1. Always keep moving and never stand still long enough for anyone to raise an objection.

2. Look people in the eye and refuse to blink, and you may fake self-confidence.

3. Use a collection of big words to answer simple questions and your knowledge will be never be questioned.

4. Listen all the time BUT avoid giving your opinion about anything.

5. Write a script for every type of conversation you will ever have and learn it until you know it by heart.

6. Pander to the affection of your audience by always giving them the “right answer.”

7. Start every interaction with a power handshake and use cliches liberally and with lots of energy.

 

Fake Good Communication Skills

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We wrote this blog post “especially” for YOU!

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

The Seven Sentence blog is primarily written for those people who are brave enough to stretch outside the status quo.

What is the status quo?

We would define the status quo, as being a place where a person is completely satisfied with their own life and with the way the world operates.

If that describes you then you are totally okay with us, it’s just that we’re NOT writing our blog for you on a daily basis.

But if you are someone who hungers for more, if you are someone who has a dream; perhaps you want to grow your business, rock the art/entertainment world, or significantly influence others with your unique perspective – then welcome home, we write Seven Sentences for you everyday, and we want to inspire you to use the internet to live your dreams and change the world.

Please email this blog post to likeminded others – we want to grow our community further and we would love your help.

 

7 Steps To Killing Your Ego

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A PRIVATE LETTER to the one I love

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog,

 
To the one I love,

We have not spoken in quite some, something is wrong, something is deeply wrong and I know that you feel this at the bottom of your soul.

I know you think that it shouldn’t be wrong because that you feel as though you’ve done everything right.

BUT there is a huge difference between NOT doing anything wrong and doing everything right.

Right requires that you step off that safe little ledge, that you leap down into the unknown, that you take a risk and put yourself in danger of making some horrendous mistakes.

Lover, in your desire for safely and security, you have imprisoned me in a cage, starved me of food and clothed me in filthy rags.

And yet, I know, I sense that within you lies the smallest amber of great passion and love that you still carry just for me.

I am your dream, I am your greatest passion, I am your reason for living — please let me out of this cage, I wish to love you.

I am your creativity

 

Love Your Creativity

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Yeah you screwed up BUT so what?

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

I seem to be writing a lot about mistakes this week.

Did you know that many of the great moments on movies were actually mistakes? Can you name any of them? I am going to add some in the comment section below through-out the day, so feel free in check in later.

The power of a mistake is that it throws us off balance and it subverts our preplanned agenda (Tweet this).

Agenda’s tend to make us unavailable to the present moment, they stop us connecting with our present circumstances and the people right in front of us.

What is the best mistake that you’ve ever made?

 

Value of Mistakes

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Why Labels Don’t Work Anymore

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

Happy Friday People,

We are in a new era and it’s one where labels don’t really work anymore.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for many of us to define exactly what it is that we do.

If you asked 7 different clients/partners of ours what it is that we do, you would almost certainly get 7 different answers.

WHY?

I believe the internet has broken down the systems and structures of the old world and the roles that we play are no longer about labels, instead they are about need, function and opportunity.

Our goal is to no longer help you in a predefined way, our goal is to help you in with whatever need you may have.

Has the renaissance man has been resurrected – what do you think?

Labels Don't Work Anymore

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If you are like me, you are an imperfect little rat-bag

 

Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog

 

You are going to make mistakes, it is impossible to grow without doing so.

I recently wrote about the importance of making mistakes in social media, but we actually need to make mistakes in every area of our business — through our mistakes we discover exactly who we are.

But there is one critical element to ensuring that your mistakes work for you and not against you — grace.

Grace ensures that you carry with you a deep understanding and sympathy for yourself, because of grace you don’t expect or even long for a state of perfection. Because of grace you instead desire something simpler, something easier, something that is actually attainable on a daily basis — growth.

Without grace we tighten up, we turn our mistakes into failures and we begin to avoid the great joy of risk taking.

If you are like me, you are an imperfect little rat-bag on a crazy journey filled with ups and downs, successes and failures, give yourself a little grace today because you are probably doing something that everyone else says is impossible.

Grace Is Critical For Growth

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