If you’re like me, being in the Social Media atmosphere you’ll find someone, or maybe a couple of someone’s to follow and “learn” from. Maybe you follow them to see what their next move is, or simply like what they’re doing and how they’re using Social Media.
One thing that keeps my interest is when the experts keep it real. I’ve had the pleasure of working with two very special Social Media Experts that have so much to offer. Both of these gentlemen are genuinely interested in others, as well. Their business is built on relationships – and it shows. They have definitely learned the ways of Social Media. I’ve seen with my own eyes how huge an asset they are to their clients, whether it be Corporations or the Small Business owners. Each of these individuals know how to take the Social Media experience to higher grounds.
Here are my two favorite Social Media “someone’s”:
Nathan Kievman: Founder & CEO of DemingHill, a leading Corporate Social Media Consulting & Marketing Firm. DemingHill is a consortium of the top thought leaders in each of the core disciplines of Social Media. Nathan is a LinkedIn wizard and knows his stuff when it comes to Social Media. He takes the time to build relationships and connect with others. Just the other day, during a phone conference, Nathan asked “How are you – is everything going ok for you?” and took the time to listen to what I had to say. Those moments are very rare in this day and age.
Ted Prodromou: Founder and CEO at NetBizExpert. Specialties include – Internet marketing strategies, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, website traffic generation, online sales and marketing, web analytics and maximizing website ROI. Like Nathan, Ted is also interested in others and knows how to build relationships. Although we speak frequently, if a few days go by I’m sure to find a DM (Direct Message on Twitter) from Ted saying something like “Hello, How are you – keeping busy? ”
Although a lot of people do it…NOT just anyone can call themselves an expert. I know everyone has their own opinions, but these are my Social Media experts whom I learn something from each and every day. These acts of genuine interest from Ted and Nathan aren’t just with me. They are with almost everyone they come into contact with. I see it every day on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Both of these awesome experts have something unique to offer in terms of bringing Social Media to a whole new level. As we all know, taking the time to build relationships is the key to building your business
So, here’s a little about who I consider experts…Who’s your expert? Who do you follow that is generally interested in you or their followers?