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Top 10 Ways To Get Re-Tweeted

This post will get straight to the point… If you want to get Re-Tweeted, Implement These Top 10 Ways To Get Re-Tweeted Below:

  • 1. SPACE – Leave 18-20 characters available in your tweet… allows enough room for your name @ sign and RT.  This is the most common reason people will not RT your post, individuals don’t want to take the time and energy to remove characters and shorten your post. TIME IS MONEY!
  • 2. CONTENT – Tweet content that provides value to a broad audience — quotes, humor, questions, compelling thoughts, breaking news, technology, social media breakthroughs, tips, links to great content etc.  CONTENT IS KING!
  • 3.  CONSISTENCY – Make sure your tweets are consistent.  Think of your tweets in a similar fashion that you look at newspaper or magazine subscription.   Your followers will learn to trust and grow to expect a particular type of content in a consistently delivered manner.  CONSISTENCY COUNTS!
  • 4. TACTFUL – Have a keen sense of what to tweet and what not to tweet in order to maintain good relationships with your twitter community.  Don’t consistently ask your Twitter Community to Re-Tweet your tweet…  If you feel that the tweet or content is valuable, it may make sense to ask selective followers to RT a tweet.  If you ask all of your followers to RT your content all of the time, your message will fall on deaf ears. HAVE SOME MANNERS!
  • 5. RECIPROCATE – Give and receive value to the Twitter community. Re-tweet other’s tweets if you find their information valuable and be sure that you provide them the RT credit they deserve.   Don’t be a Re-Tweetaholic or once again your message will fall on deaf ears. SHARE THE LOVE!
  • 6. BRAND – Develop a consistent Twitter brand, presence, notoriety, content etc. desirable of being Re-Tweeted.  Many people have put the time energy and effort to earn the right for their content to be Re-Tweeted.  If you look at theTop 50 Re-tweeted Twitter Users Of All Time the one thing that’s consistent is that they all have their own unique brand. GET BRANDED!
  • 7. RECOGNITION – Get recognized or develop a relationship with the people on the Top 50 Re-Tweeted Twitter Users Of All Time. :)  Seriously you don’t have to develop a relationship with people on that list; however having your content re-tweeted by folks with a strong Twitter brand will help with future RT’s.  GET RECOGNIZED!
  • 8. LISTS – Believe it or not being on the right Twitter List can increase your ability to be re-tweeted.  People utilize their lists to keep the people they want to hear from front and center.  Lists can be as important on the Retweetometer as the number of followers.  Lists are a great measure of content value.  GET LISTED!
  • 9. REPEAT – Repeat #1.  This is by far the most important aspect of being re-tweeted and often times the most over-looked.  Leave at least 18 characters, if you can leave 36 that’s even better… you have potentially doubled your chances. SPACE IS KEY!
  • 10. BLOG ABOUT IT –  Write a simple blogpost about How To Get Re-Tweeted. 🙂  In all seriousness write about Twitter or Social Media – People in the wold of Social Media love to share content about Social Media. TOPIC MATTERS!
  • Bonus: Your name is Rev Run aka @revrunwisdom

Share your thoughts on these Top 10 Ways To Get Re-Tweeted. Do you have any additional ways to add to the list?

7 Ways To Avoid The Twitter Spam Scam

The wacky crazy world of Twitter brings the good, the bad and the ugly to the social media community.  The recent streams of Twitter DM Spam Scams are probably the ugliest of them all.  If you are unaware of what I’m talking about, I’m referring to the fact that  innocent individuals are getting their Twitter accounts hacked and computers being phished.

These hacks consist of random spam DM’s (direct messages) being sent to their followers with a link attached to it.  When individuals click on these links, their accounts can also be compromised creating a vicious cycle.  No one is exempt from these hacks, I know plenty of innocent, tech savvy and social media aficionado’s who’ve gotten hacked.   Below are a few sample of the recent spam DM’s (don’t click the links, because I just copied and pasted them from some DM’s have been sent to me, I repeat don’t click the links).  You didn’t really think that I was going to allow these links to be clickable did you?   Here are a few samples:

  • “I cant believe you posted this http://t.co/DK4odcq about me, i am so upset right now.”
  • “i got cheap medication online without a prescription…http://t.co/vvUKxWd”
  • “thought you might like to see this ..http://t.co/aDfP3WE”
  • someone is making really bad updates about you your twitter, user is http://t.co/ecOoJhr”
  • “Earn extra money! I do, its easy, i searched and I found this really good site, very helpful, I make $6,950 per month http://t.co/cTnSuqO”

As you can see one of the indicators of the current DM spam is the “t.co” and they generally have some off base lower case punctuation.   Again, this is just a small sampling of the DM’s that have been floating around.   Some of the other spam type tweet include: a colon cleanse, iq test, male enhancement, is this you, Lol. this you?? and people making x-amount of $$$’s a day on-line. I have outlined 7 Ways To Avoid The Twitter Spam Scam below:

  • 1. Don’t open any DM links that seem remotely weird, that ask questions, starts with “hey,” or has links in general… especially links ending in .info or that have t.co in them.
  • 2. Use common sense-  if you see xsgay. something in a link, it’s probably not a good link to click.  The most recent one is Lol. this you??  Lol this is funny. HaHa you look funny on here!  Or basically anything with laughter in it. somebody wrote something about you in this blog here http://tinyurl.com/yauj2fwAsk yourself the question “Does my Twitter friend even talk like this tweet reads?”   Even if it’s not a DM, avoid any links that may look remotely questionable, even in @replies.
  • 3. Never log into anything with your Twitter account information unless it has a twitter oath login or logging in directly from Twitter.com or a trusted third party application.
  • 4. Change your password every couple of months and immediately after opening any of the above-mentioned links.
  • 5. Follow @spam  which is Twitter’s official spam account.  You can send them DM’s reporting spammers and spam problems that you’re having.  They are good about helping out.  You can also click the Twitter Help link and file a formal help ticket complaint.
  • 6. Let your friends know if their account has been hacked (unintentional spam) and block/report intentional spammers.
  • 7. DON’T OPEN DM LINKS or QUESTIONABLE LINKS PERIOD!

Have you been hacked?  Share any current DM OR PHISHING spam that you may be receiving. Hacked or not, share your thoughts, experiences and additional strategies to avoid the Twitter DM Spam Scam.

How Businesses Are #Winning With Social Media

Social media has well eclipsed the thought that it is just a fad; it is more like cotton – the fabric of our lives.  Social Media is not simply new media… it’s the media.  It’s the chosen form of media of the people.  If a business wants to be successful they have to be where the people are and the people are on social media.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in the business of selling trinkets, pancakes, books, gas, financial services, phones, hamburgers or cars… Your customers are on social media and that’s where you need to be.  Many of them are reading this post from their mobile device.  They want to hear from you, they want to find you and more importantly they want to share the good, bad and ugly about you with their tribe.  Social media has allowed ordinary Joe to have a mom and pop type connection with their favorite brands, products and businesses through Twitter and other forms of Social Media.

If a company is not on social media they are failing bigger than a pregnant Twitter Fail Whale and that’s BIG.  Businesses need to have a social media presence just for the sake of being able to know what people are saying about them and their products.  Like it or not people are talking about your business, they are talking the good stuff, bad stuff and ugly stuff.  Not only are they talking but their friends and followers are listening.

Research shows that 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations and only 14% trust advertisements.  For that reason, every business should have someone that understands social media (consultant or in-house) assigned and responsible for their social media presence.

I remember traveling to Florida this summer and had a layover at KCI, Kansas City International Airport.  If you have ever been to KCI you know that it is very tight (not cool, but small).  You have to leave outside of security to get food, other than a few little kiosk like stands.  While I was at KCI, I tweeted an honest but somewhat negative tweet, my tweet was this: “Kansas City might have some good BBQ, but they need to work on this airport captivity, can’t leave, must re-enter through security airport!” I also tweeted, “Kansas City airport is like a prison once you get through security…  You’re Locked Down.”

Shortly after my tweet went out, I received a twitter response from @kciairport that read as follows: @scottwilliams our design is not ideal for transiting pax. Working to increase avail concessions in gate areas.  Please enjoy our Free Wifi.” I loved the quick response and the fact that they directly addressed my concern as a customer.  It immediately changed my thoughts about the Kansas City International Airport.  I felt compelled to share my change of heart with my Social Media Tribe.  I tweeted this response, “Big #FistBump to @KCIAirport for having free wifi & a social media crew that responds to customers.  Awesome! Others should learn from this.”

The fact that the Kansas City International Airport had a viable social media presence saved their brand from a black eye and ended up adding value to their business.  If they didn’t have a great social media presence, those pregnant fail whale thoughts of mine would still be actively swimming around in the online waters of Twitter and Facebook.  Not to mention that 78% of my social media friends would agree with me and have similar thoughts.

Some Businesses Are #Winning With Social Media… While Others #Fail!

Do your favorite brands and businesses have a viable Social Media Presence?    Share your thoughts and experiences.

Twitter Is In The Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every once and awhile you will run across a nugget of information that makes you go “hmm!” That’s what happened when I ran across these passages of scripture that confirm Twitter Is In The Bible:

  • Insomniac, I twitter away, mournful as a sparrow in the gutter.” Psalm 102:7 MSG
  • “Like a swallow,like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.” Isaiah 38:14 NAS

Check out the screenshots above from my YouVersion Bible App on my iPhone.

That’s what you call taking “Twitter” to a whole nutha’ level and confirms my 5 Reasons To Twitter During Church.

Did you know the word “Twitter” was in the Bible?   Have you seen Twitter anywhere else in the Bible?   Feel free to share any random useful/non-useful information that you may have come across.

5 Ways To Be Recognized as A Social Media Influencer

Can You Recognize A Social Media Influencer, When You See Them? Well the obvious answer is yes, absolutely you can.  Think of some of your favorite Social Media Influencers, why you choose to follow them and how they influence you personally.  Although many of the effective principles are paralleled, leading and influencing in the world of social media can sometimes be more difficult than leading/influencing in a traditional leadership/work settings.

The social media influencer has to lead purely through relational, cause and content equity.  There is no positional equity, hierarchical leadership or formal boss.  The social media influencer has to answer this daily question for their followers: “Why should I listen to, or follow you?”  In other words, what are you providing that makes people want to follow you; especially when there are thousands of others who are only a click away.

Social Media Influence is not simply about the numbers but rather about value. @Oprah has nearly 6 million followers on Twitter, however she wasn’t a social media influencer until recent months.  She didn’t start actively tweeting until @MCHammer showed her the value and potential of Twitter when he appeared on her show.  He showed her how to extend and leverage her influence to the world of social media.  MC Hammer is a big-time social media influencer and even owns several companies that deal with aspects of social media. @Oprah definitely had potential, but so does every single person in the world of Social Media. Remember This — Potential unrealized is just potential. MC Hammer helped Oprah to reach her potential.

On the other hand @revrunwisdom is probably one of the most influential individuals on Twitter.  If he’s not the most influential, he’s definitely at the top of any list.  He is the most re-tweeted Twitter user of all-time. Why is Rev Run so influential?  It’s quite simple, he provides daily value to every single person in his twitter stream.  He has found his unique voice, which happens to be sharing consistent daily morsels of wisdom.  This is an extension of what he did for years prior to joining Twitter at the end of his TV Show Run’s House.  He would close out his show with a quote typed onto his blackberry and end with a “God Is Love… ~Rev Run.”

Actress @Alyssa_Milano is a social media influencer, not because she is an actress but rather because she adds tons of value by sharing relevant content, promoting causes, sharing her life and being herself.  Pastor @shaunking is a social media influencer, he started an organization that leverages social media for social good for those in need around the globe.  The list of influencers goes on and on…

5 Ways To Be Recognized as A Social Media Influencer:

  • 1.) Can You See What I’m Saying? Find your voice.  Your online voice should be a natural overflow of your IRL (In Real Life) voice.  They should not be mutually exclusive, but rather one in the same.
  • 2.) When You Look At Me Who Do You See? Don’t try to be a copycat or phony.  Authenticity is crucial, so Keep it Real!  “Do You! It’s A Statement… Not A Question.”
  • 3.) Can I See You? Be accessible, helpful, respond to tweets, write a guest post for someone, remember that your online influence is based upon those who choose to follow or connect with you.  Key word… choose, social media is all about choices. @RevRunWisdom is a rare breed when it comes to interaction and following, he doesn’t follow anyone.  Accessibility is important, but not paramount See #2. (Be yourself.)
  • 4.) Can You See My Muscles? Be willing to flex your Social Media muscle by tackling the tough issues, helping worthy causes and adding overall value to the online community.
  • 5.) Can You See Me? People can’t follow you if you don’t give them anything to follow.  Just like the newspaper, you need to deliver regular content.  You don’t have to be hyperactive, just active.  Write something, tweet something, share something!  @oprah‘s nearly 6 million followers had probably forgotten that she even existed before she started actively tweeting.  I mean forgot about her only from a Social Media perspective.  Her worldwide and new television influence will continue to be exponentially multiplied with her engagement of her social media community.

Ellen DeGeneres or @theellenshow does a great job at all of the above.

Who influences you in the world of Social Media and why?  Share your thoughts or other ways to be recognized as a social media influencer.

Authors Using Twitter Handle As Author Name

It’s amazing how quickly Twitter has evolved into a household name.  Twitter’s purpose and application is even understood by those who are not Twitter users at all.  In other-words, everyone knows something about Twitter, because it’s everywhere.

I have talked to guys who are high level leaders in their organization and they told me that their company is, “now using the social media stuff and even set up a Twetter.” Yes he said “Tweeter” and he was excited that they would be able to become more connected to customers and potential customers.  You don’t have to be a Twitter aficionado to know that it’s a powerful information and connection tool.

Everyone leverages Twitter in different manners and it’s kind of “to each is own” type of deal.  Some businesses use it for advertisement, some people use it simply to find information, others use it to stalk people (in a good way), some news anchors use it at the end of their news casts to stay connected, celebrities use it as an extension to connect with fans and the list goes on and on.

I’m not sure if this is a trend; however I think you could see more authors using their Twitter handles as their author name on the cover of their books.  Especially if their Twitter name is their real name.  For several years I have been advocating the Reasons You Should Use Your Real Name As Your Twitter Name. Although there are hundreds of other Scott Williams in the Twittershphere, I have had @ScottWilliams since Twitter launched in 2007 and it has made it relatively simple to use it as part of my personal brand.

I am releasing a book week and I chose to use my Twitter handle @ScottWilliams on the cover as my author name (you can see in the above pic).  Due to the fact that it’s my real name, there is no potential for a negative effect, only potential for natural connection with readers via Twitter.  Even if someone doesn’t purchase the book, they at-least might remember the Twitter handle because of the uniqueness.

I know a couple of ladies who wrote a book titled @StickyJesus in which they used their Twitter handles as their author names.  Authors @TamiHeim and @ToniBirdsong uniquely blend biblical truth and social media know-how with inspirational true stories of people engaging, connecting, and changing the world for Christ through social networks.

Again, I’m not saying that this is going to be a trend, I’m simply saying that having your real name or a version of your real name as your Twitter handle allows for flexibility, visibility and potential.

Have you seen any authors who have used their Twitter handle as their author name?  Do you think it could be a trend for authors and recording artists?

Twitter Video – How Twitter Is Impacting & Connecting The World

Twitter is connecting the world like never before. This video is an excellent illustration of how Twitter is impacting  and connecting the world.  

How has Twitter impacted your world and helped you connect?

The Twitter Effect On Blogging

Last year I shared a post entitled Twitterblogology. This post provided some tips to help leverage Twitter for your blog.  Twitter has had a huge impact on blogging and this post will outline some of those effects.

The Twitter Effect On Blogging:

Less Comments- The overall number of comments on blogs cab be reduced due to the Twitter Effect. Many blog readers are driven to blogposts via tweets, therefore creating an extra click, which mentally can be perceived as what would have been a click to the comment section.  Blog readers will make a comment on a post through their retweet, instead of inside the comment section i.e. (Check out this post… great read, must read, I totally agree with this blogpost, great twitter tips, reading The Twitter Effect On Blogging etc.)

More Exposure- Any blog can receive maximum exposure if the blogger produces consistently good content.  Each post is just a retweet away from a high profile Twitterer getting a hold to it and sharing it with their followers.  The ability to push blog content into the twittersphere is a total game changer.  I had one Twitter Tip post retweeted by actress @ alyssa_milano, @mayhemstudios, @guykawasaki  and@ twitter_tips that resulted in over 600+ readers on my blog at one time.  Ability to push blogposts, results in the ability to get exposed, in a good way.

More Comments- This is a distant cousin to the previous point of Less Comments.  Due to more exposure and more interaction the Twitter Effect On Blogging can create a more robust blogging community, over time or some times instantly resulting in more comments.  This isn’t a contradiction of Less Comments, it’s simply a reality of the Twitter Effect.

Less Use Of RSS Readers & Blog Aggregators- The fact that many bloggers share their latest blogposts via twitter has minimized the need to hit-up the RSS reader.  Since it’s somewhat difficult to keep up with the flow of all tweets; blog readers will still check out their RSS feed, just not as often. Twitter lists ad go

More Unique Readers: Retweets create instant exposure to unique “tribes” as Seth Godin refers to them.  In other words the multiplication factor of retweets creates opportunities to be exposed to a very unique and diverse group of readers that would otherwise never have visited John Q Blog.

I could go on and on about the More and Less Effects that Twitter has had on blogging.  The bottom line is that The Twitter Effect On Blogging has been More Positive and Less Negative.  Keep blogging, write consistently good content, share your posts with the twittersphere and The Twitter Effect On Blogging will take care of itself.

Share your thoughts and experiences as it relates to “The Twitter Effect On Blogging.”

50 Ways Twitter Has Positively Impacted The World

Twitter is an amazing tool whose positive impact proliferates around the world.  There is a wide range of overall positive implications for Twitter and it all depends upon the experiences of each individual Twitter user.

The bottom line is that Twitter has made an extremely positive impact on the world in a very short amount of time.

How has Twitter positively impacted the world? In order to find out, I decided to go directly to the source.  I sent out the following tweet: How has Twitter positively impacted the world? First 50 @replieswill be a blogpost. Ready, Set, Go!

The @replies  are as follows: 50 Ways Twitter Has Positively Impacted The World

  • 1. ScottWilliams It’s made the world smaller & more connected. You can quickly disseminate world-wide knowledge, prayers, info., The Gospel… Game Changer!
  • 2. janicegeorge It gave people the to not just be heard, but to hear from people they may have never otherwise had the chance
  • 3. dkrichards improved community & communications
  • 4. pastorcbrown …by allowing more healthy, kingdom focused relationships to form between national/international church leaders
  • 5. childsplayx2 It redefines the idea of “community.”
  • 6. janicegeorge It gave us a platform to instantly reach hundreds if not thousands. These relationships have the power to be life changing.
  • 7. StephenLBloom Opened discovery of so much amazing information I would NEVER have found without people’s tweeted links.
  • 8. TJList Twitter has opened doors, made introductions, and challenged paradigms.
  • 9. matthoag Ive gained wisdom from people i might not have met otherwise
  • 10. iamkrissy Twitter has positively impacted the world by allowing people from other countries to get to know each other better
  • 11. scottinnj Twitter has helped join a network of prayer warriors who are nuts for Jesus at @worldprayr.
  • 12. lorizimbardi A plea for help from our Care Ministry brings a quick response for those in need. Can’t imagine doing this ministry w/o it.
  • 13. Rachel_Shine We have entered a world where “RT”, “@replies“, & “followers” allow us to feel validated. or rather, provide a new avenue for validation.
  • 14. bradhuebert Twitter creates its own world. Whether time spent in that world impacts the physical world is up to us.
  • 15. soulricua It’s a way for people of different cultures to come together and learn. When someone ishttp://shortText.com/19akz18eau
  • 16. joshlipscomb Twitter helps to capture, share, then recall thoughts & events in my life that I would normally just be forgotten.
  • 17. LynnWashington Twitter has become a minute-by-minute source of news and entertainment
  • 18. CyndiAKADisneyq where else can you get out a prayer request to 1000 in just a few seconds?
  • 19. alronberg Twitter helped me get to USA to #nywc which impacted my passion for life and making a difference in the world!
  • 20. jasonrmoye given normal people a chance to talk to people that they would normally not be able to contact.
  • 21. nataliewitcher Oh man, the prayer chain that comes out of this sucker is unreal!
  • 22. AroundHarlem Twitter has given the voiceless a voice.
  • 23. blessedbriliant [only for those lucky enough to be retweeted or followed] RT @AroundHarlem: @ScottWilliams Twitter has given the voiceless a voice.
  • 24. MyWiredStyle Provided instant global connection in 140 characters or less and this connectivity provides relatability~
  • 25. adamherod It’s made great leaders more accessible and connection to like minded people easier.
  • 26. FLYYSINCE84 Great networking tool!
  • 27. kareepyeatt Twitter has created a community with people from all walks of life.
  • 28. digitaldetours I’ve met some amazing people that I may not have had the chance to otherwise. All thanks to #Twitter!!
  • 29. seancbowen Helped @ninethirtyone fulfill it’s mission of Helping people experience Jesus.
  • 30. Rachel_Shine It’s made me feel more connected to the community in which I live. As the commercial says,”Creating the fabric of our lives.”
  • 31. mkokc it’s created real friendships in former strangers. Love that didn’t exist before.
  • 32. PaulTurnerToo I think Twitter has become our mini diaries filled with mini thoughts that create stories and timelines
  • 33. breyeschow twitter has created an agile space where people are able to connect and discern the meaning of faith, community and the holy.
  • 34. livn4hm Connected individuals together for spiritual enrichment beyond the walls of the local church.
  • 35. blessedbriliant Twitter has truly made the 6 degrees of separation in real-time
  • 36. mikeell On Monday Twitter (In 6hrs.) raised 1 year of tuition for a 7th grade girl/mom in Guatemala coming out of an abusive home..
  • 37. ericcarroll Getting prayer needs out there & also giving people opps w/CEOs, etc. they wouldn’t have otherwise.
  • 38. cathilinch By connecting people in relationship who would not otherwise be connected.
  • 39. BrianVasil Twitter breaks major news faster than the biggest networks.
  • 40. mikeymo1741 It’s made the conversation global, not bound by distance or time zones.
  • 41. kevinbeers Fast & easy information sharing, real time updates & fund raising capabilities to propel “tribes” of people into movements
  • 42. baltimorec // allowed the “little” guy to connect with the “big” guy.
  • 43. billwolfe it creates an easy way to continue to pursue the Great Commission
  • 44. miller_schloss Twitter has taught us to express ourselves more succinctly.
  • 45. DaveIngland (FB) i just experienced the power of twitter uniting people to pray for my brother-in-law who had a heart attack. awesome!
  • 46. Monica Lewis (FB) The viral marketing capabilities are insane.
  • 47. Michelle Smith Humphress (FB) Twitter beat CNN with major breaking news– ie Michael Jackson’s death.
  • 48. Michelle Smith Humphress (FB) Twitter allowed the Iranians to speak their minds and communicate with the free world about their shady elections.
  • 49. Joe Donaldson (FB) It has made the world even smaller.
  • 50. You- In a few short minutes you can have an aggregate list of respondents from around the globe share feedback on any given topic. i.e. How has twitter positively impacted the world?

How has Twitter positively impacted the world?  Share your thoughts on any of the above responses or add to the list!

The Authenticity of Facebook and Twitter

One of the most important interpersonal skills is the ability to be authentic.  Authenticity is simply defined as —the quality or condition of being authentic or genuine. That seems like such a no-brainer and easy thing to do; however authenticity is more difficult to come by than not.

In order to have healthy, productive and legitimate interactions, individuals must learn how to become authentic.  Start by asking yourself questions like, “Who Am I Really?”  “Who Was I Created To Be?”  “Am I acting this way because I’ve been trained to or is this really me?”  Any of these type of questions will help individuals begin to be gut level honest with who they really are.  Until we truly know who we are and become comfortable with who we are, we will have a tendency to lack authenticity.

The lack of authenticity does not only affect our daily face-to-face interactions, but it bleeds over into online interactions.  We begin to develop the inauthentic Twitter and Facebook John or Nancy, which is a more courageous version of the In-Real-Life John or Nancy.

The lack of authenticity boils down to insecurity, people or so insecure with who they are that they begin to mimic the likeness of others or put on a facade altogether.  What is meant to come off as different, cool, real or strong comes across as “Jake The Fake.”   People can see inauthenticity from a mile away, a tweet away or a status update away… so go ahead and get real with yourself and others.

Authenticity Is A Lost Art, Even On Twitter & Facebook! Honestly it takes more work to be inauthentic than it does to simply Be Yourself.  “Do You! It’s A Statement Not A Question!”

Here are a few simple ways to find The Art Of Authenticity:

  • Be the same person at home, work, church, online… although the context may change the person shouldn’t.
  • Find your voice, not the voice you want but the voice you have.  The voice you want may develop over time, but not until you find the voice that you already have.
  • Ask the people closes to you, if they notice signs or areas of inauthenticity.  Ask them to hold you accountable to improving in this area.
  • Stop asking “How can I be like so and so?” and instead ask “What qualities about so and so can be adapted to who I was created to be.”
  • Make daily steps toward finding The Lost Art Of Authenticity and people may give you the compliment, “I Like Your Style!”

Be your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you’re supposed to be. Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else. Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.” ~Dr. Phil

Do you find Authenticity To Be A Lost Art?  Share your thoughts on Authenticity, especially as it relates to Facebook and Twitter.

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