You want to talk social networking? Okay, lets talk social networking… Seems everywhere I travel that’s all anyone wants to talk about anyway so might as well write about it too!
Yesterday while attending my mandatory 6 month visit to the dentist sure enough, that is all he wanted to talk about. How does it work, how do I get started, does it cost money, who is there to help me, how did you get started… And I mean I would have answered all these had he not had his hand in my mouth cleaning my pearly whites. Have you ever tried to answer questions while your dentist has your mouth wide open? It is really difficult, but being the go getter that I am I did try, and by the way my dentist is a great one, been visiting him this side of 20 years and without his great abilities my smiles would be something left to be desired, for sure. My dentist started to spin a story about his twin boys and how they had rebuilt a home recently by exclusively using Google. They had googled every sub contractor, the painter, the electrician, the carpenters, everyone involved they found from Google! My dentist was surprised by this and asked his boys how in the world can you do that. As I said earlier, I’ve been with this dentist for many years so he and I have a lot in common, including age. So to him the Google world is still a dark mysterious journey only the young are enticed to, not the friendly, helpful, resourceful place many are learning it to be. So he couldn’t understand how this could all be done.
His boys then informed him that each contractor has a web presence, most had reviews from numerous review sites, most had Facebook accounts so they could see pictures and get a feel for the contractors personality. Finding the right contractor for the job was a breeze for them. My dentist was fascinated by the reality of being able to do this all by the computer. In fact, I discussed with him on how to get plugged in and turned on to the whole social networking world.
Social networking, you want to talk social networking. Yes, indeed couldn’t even get past the dentist without discussing the magic that is social networking. So maybe, just maybe, a consulting we will go? Who knows, stranger things have happened. I do know this: people are beginning to know, people are ready to learn the social networking game before they get passed by. Trust me, if you are not plugged in you ARE getting past by! Those boys would of never known those contractors existed unless they had an internet presence. This led to thoughts such as wondering how many great contractors are getting left behind. For that matter, how many great dentists are getting left out in the cold. Yes, times are a changin and the sooner the small businesses of the world get turned on and tuned in the sooner you’ll have more work than you could ever handle.