If Social Media is a Cocktail Party, then I want to be a host!

April 15, 2009·

Being an extrovert, you’d think I’d want to host parties all the time. Well, not so much, not in the traditional way, at least. However, I was recently turned on to a book called Social Media is a Cocktail Party by Jim Tobin of Ignite Social Media, and even the title got me thinking.

Look, the facebook pages are mingling!
Look, the facebook pages are mingling!

Social media IS a cocktail party and I want to know all the cocktail party tips. I want to be the life of that party. No, not the annoying one, I want to be the one everyone likes. [Hey, sometimes we just want to be liked, am I right?!]. Therefore, I have decided that I want to treat my social media work as an awesome cocktail party, full of camaraderie, community, and fun. Yes, I said it, social media is FUN.

So now that I’ve been working in the realm of social media strategy, coaching, and community managing for a few months, I wanted to share why I’m so excited about taking on new clients and hyping up this hip and exciting new soiree.

One of my clients is a company called Just List ‘Em, a group aimed at helping homeowners sell their own home without being ripped off by brokers and losing money because of high commission rates. Being the age that I am, I didn’t know much about the real estate industry, but I was eager to take on the challenge of working and blogging for their company. Along the way I’ve learned a LOT about the growing and ever-changing real estate business, built a great relationship with Just List ‘Em, AND they have even recommended my services to other companies [yay!] In the end, it’s a win-win for both of us.

I think one of the greatest things about being active, responsive, and engaged in the realm of social media is taking on new challenges and actively pursuing new information every day. We know that this social media thing and the “interweb” are changing rapidly, so it’s my goal to be one step ahead and always on top of my game.

In addition to all of this, I’m REALLY excited because I’m going to my first “New Media Mixer” hosted by Madison + Main tonight. Social media has enabled me to make great connections and meet some awesome people… so I’m really excited to meet even more tonight! 🙂

Those are just a few of my thoughts today. Oh, and by the way, it’s rainy and cold and I just want it to be sunny and warm. So, if you know of anyone that has a weather connection, make it happen. (Let them know I’ll blog for them, or something).

All for now.