This week we were joined by Rob Garcia, Silicon Valley product executive, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at ConnectUp. Rob talked with us about why true relationship building rises above and beyond social media. We explored ideas around cementing relationships which often start in the digital space and move into more ‘real’ relationships.
We live in an age when social media penetrates and influences almost every area of corporate communications. Long gone are the formal protocols of the “offline” networking world – when professional and social networking took a lot more work to uncover, establish, and deepen mutually beneficial business relationships.
Social media has made connecting and networking much easier and accessible to nearly everyone with an Internet connection and a mobile device. Rob offered super insights around the hyper-connected world and how professionals can, and should, combine new and traditional communications channels to grow business relationships. Those who are able to build, maintain, sustain and leverage their entire network outside of social, he explained, can be more successful and impact the world.
In case you were wondering…Rob Garcia was a social connection of mine long before we took that all important leap and picked up the phone and then met in person and became friends. Why not make that leap with some of you connections this week?
A1. Be genuine, open, helpful… otherwise, there is no reason for anybody to invest in their relationship with you #Tchat
— Rob Garcia (@RobGarciaSJ) May 13, 2015
A1: Quality over quantity, always. It's not the number of people, it the connections you make and how you grow them that counts. #TChat
— Cyndy Trivella (@CyndyTrivella) May 13, 2015
A2 Don't go into a relationship with that attitude, "what have you done for me lately?" Relationships are a 2-way street. #tchat
— Emilie Mecklenborg (@EmilieMeck) May 13, 2015
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