This blog post is part of my course Social Media Strategist at Social Media Academy which I previously blogged about here.
When I look at the contacts that I have and care about what they do with their social presence I see that they are more active and contributes with more value, not just to me, but to many people. Perhaps that is why I at first found them being interesting, that they really are social and friendly even though they interact with people they might not have ever met before or even never going to meet. Wat do they they do? well, obviously they pass on interesting things and answers questions, but the things that really make some people shine is that they actively are finding the interesting conversations and chip in with their 2 cents although they have not been asked to.
This clearly speaks for that they have some sort of scanning and search methodology that is powerful, it seeems improbable that they just randomly finds places where they can and are willing to help. But it is not clear on how they are doing it, so my question to you who reads this is:
How do you do to be so effective in contributing with value to your network?
This week I started a new class, Social Media Strategist at Social Media Academy. That is why I for some coming weeks will post some blog posts in English. One of our first assignments was to post a blog using different techniques. We also got a quote to get us started “Do not think about what you write, but write about what you think.” Since one of the things we should do was to upload and embedd a video I twisted this a little and came up with “Do not think about what you film, but film what you think.”.
I have made some online videos before, but it is still a fairly new experience. At the time of filming it felt very natural to take a sidestep, but I see now that it looks kind of weird. Well, another lesson learned. Joakim Jardenberg, which i mentioned in the clip is @jocke on Twitter.
For Quora i continued with my twist and asked “Is it easier to understand thoughts explained in video than in writing?”.
Finally I made a short presentation about myself and uploaded to SlideShare. Even though I have read many presentations there before, this was my first upload.