Invitation to Participate: “Come on in, the water’s fine!”

By Jamin Alvidrez

I am not the keeper of business related social media platforms. You do not need my permission. However, I do want to extend a personal invitation to YOU to participate.

What do I mean?

Go beyond just pressing “like”, on LinkedIn posts. Go beyond only re-sharing corporate type articles from your company. Go beyond lurking on LinkedIn to judge or see what your old coworkers are “up to.” Go beyond only consuming.

PARTICIPATE. I want to get to know YOU and I am confident that I am not the only one.

From a business standpoint LinkedIn/YouTube/Twitter etc. is all a better place when YOU are participating and sharing YOUR thoughts.

Sure it is a little scary to step out from behind the keyboard and actually share YOUR opinion, YOUR thoughts and YOUR goals. But, I promise you it is worth it.

Participate in a way that is authentic to you. Here are few quick ideas based on your comfort level:

  • Write an article on LinkedIn about your approach to your job.
  • Post a video on YouTube and share in on LinkedIn/Twitter about a positive thing that happened to you at work this week.
  • Share a photo and post it to Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn showing your work space.
  • Write a brief post on LinkedIn or tweet on Twitter saying “thank you” to someone you work with.

No matter what you feel like sharing I just invite you to do it. Try it for a month. Participate and do it consistently and I am confident you will find the value. It takes a long time to find business ROI, but the personal ROI-growth is immediate.

In the words of Delmar from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”:

“Come on in-the water’s fine!”

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