the 5 stages of Going Social!

It is so hard for some people to 'Go Social'. For others it is too easy!

The balance of knowing where to spend your time and how to spend it is not easy.

Some people are embarrassingly social, especially on twitter we all wonder what they do with thier lives and why on earth they think we would be interested in their drivel

others are so academic and transactional that we are bored by the second tweet or second line of their Blog

'Going Social' is like any Personal Development goal. We have to want it, know why we want it, take time to perfect it, learn it, do it and then create habits.

I created this 5 step process for coahcing people

1. Be aware - go from total ignorance to awareness that things are happening that we should consider

2. Get Motivated - once aware start to see the opportunity and get excited

3. Understand - understand what is actualy going on, the tools and the tech,m but critically, understand what you should be saying, and what your social brand is

4. Doing - start to do some stuff! - experiment, set up your profile and take a leap of faith into being Open, Random and Supportive

5. Habits - finally, don't expect much until you have the habits in place! Thomas' advice is that you need to Tweet daily, Blog weekly and Video monthly

This advice is based on any change you need to make and takes you from subconscious incompetence all the way to subconscious competence

Think about anything that you have had to learn, walking, driving, these all take stages that enable you to perfect them and not see them as a task any more

Such a relief when you form habits in life, providing they are positive ones!

I hope this helps anyone that is trying to create change or is coaching someone through change.

warm regards
Penny Power
Founder of Ecademy and Digital Youth Academy
Helping you build social capital in your business and life

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Nic Oliver


the 5 stages of Going Social!

For me, I think it depends on why you are "Going Social". If you want to follows Penny's 'Know Me, Like Me, Follow Me", model< I'd modify what Thomas has said to read: Blog in Ecademy daily and "Like" other people's posts posts regularly. Also, engage in conversations in your and other people's blogs. Tweet 2 or 3 times a day and Retweet other people's Tweets Again, try to initaite conversations. Post to your own blog weekly. Video is becoming more and more popular, but video blog at least monthly. Kind Regards Nic . Connect - Engage - Share email twitter linkedin


Loran Northey


the 5 stages of Going Social!

Hi penny, Thanks for this! Repetitive action, ( tweet blog video) creative thinking ( solution finding musings referring ) and truthful interaction ( being yourself in all SM) certainly help you to be liked, known and followed :) Loran Northey Providing training and coaching to make money through your property knowledge


Julia McDaid


the 5 stages of Going Social!

Once again very useful Penny! Interesting that it would be quite easy to be in 4 & 5 without having mastered 1 & 3, which can render time spent very ineffective..... I know when I first did Twitter I didn't have 3, I had followers and tweeted more than once a day but for no specific end result, so I grew a list easily enough, but there it ended! And I also think that your 5 steps to some extent apply separately to each social network, as you can be competent in one without knowing another, a place I find myself in at the moment. Read and join my blog here


Gray Lawrence


the 5 stages of Going Social!

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