How far does a compliment or gesture go
in your social networks?
Let’s be real.
We’re all hopping around the web “Like”ing all sorts of content. We spend hours daily approaching others for business and social relationships without much time or effort genuinely spent enriching the lives, not just business, of those others.
Your brand is your behavior
as seen thru the eyes of others,
both online and off.
Your brand is your behavior as seen thru the eyes of others, both online and off. Random acts of kindness add to your social capital bottom line – and to others’. Think “community volunteering” or “philanthropy”.
Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Build Your Social Capital:
- Share your thoughts and professional advice as blog comments.
- Answer a question on a Q&A forum or professional forum.
(Linkedin Answers, Yahoo Q&A, Mac Users Forum).
- Leave digital *hugs* on someone’s misfortunate status update.
- Write a brief post linking to a well written, informative, or provocative blog post.
- Retweet a company brand or product citation (#CompanyHashtag) you respect.
- Buy or offer a stranger a cup of coffee.
- Pay the toll for the car behind you.
Participation and contribution are the glue in building and maintaining social connections.
Add value by helping another’s product or post — or day, and add to your social capital.
Read about one blogger’s random act of kindness.
- Why Random connections matter – A personal journey [William Buist] (ecademy.com)
- How To Create A Killer Social Media Strategy For Your Business (businessinsider.com)
- Pay It Forward, Random Act of Kindness (theycallmejane.wordpress.com)
- Social Capital: The Currency of the Social Economy (briansolis.com)