On Page p. 142 of Quiet Influence I feature a sidebar from my colleague, branding consultant
Mike Wittenstein who shares several great suggestions about how you can use social media as one way to become a thought leader. For instance, he suggests that you write regularly about what you know and link your writing to what’s going on in the world. Regarding Twitter, he advises:
“Develop some good Twitter buddies and provide them with draft tweets about your content from their point of view. It will be really easy for them to help you spread your message. And don’t forget to tweet about their work too.” Continue reading
My early adopter friends have been using Twitter for a while and I know I will be moving into the fray soon. Have started to hear about some valuable connections, job opportunities and “inside scoops” on companies.
Do you think extroverts and introverts differ in how(and even if) they are twittering? Extroverts tend to like to share details of their life(ex. waiting on the carpool line at school, etc. ) and like to connect with LOTS of people. With their more private nature and their preference for writing, are introverts a) twittering and b)sharing different kinds of (less personal information to fewer, more select contacts). Your thoughts?
I love the analogy to the wild west with this whole social networking phenom…Some people ventured out west and never made it..others did the same and ended up owning half of Colorado. We are all pioneers in this new age and it is both exciting and frustrating for extroverts and introverts alike.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is pretty popular and most people in my seminars and coaching programs report having taken it at least once. Here are some helpful resources to help you use the 16 type framework more effectively.
Check out this tool which gives you a quick overview of all 16 steps. You can use it as a way to speed read your team members when they tell you their type. http://www.mbticlub.com
I also subscribe to the MBTI Blog and enjoy the comments. For example, a recent exchange discussed how some people consider themselves introverts in face to face interactions and extroverts when using social media. Is Twitter more extrovert or introvert friendly? Fun stuff!