Trust Is A Business Virtue

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trustTrust. The word is bantered around in many relationships and it has a home in business as well as that puppy love crush you had in the 4th grade. Business can thrive when people trust each other. Not only in the relationships between businesses and their customers, but in the relationships you also have with the people you work with behind the scenes. I make it a point not to do anything that will make me mistrusted by the people that deal with me.  Generally speaking, what you see is what you get.  I try to be Genuine as the moniker on my twitter account reveals.

Customers trust that their needs will be met and that what they have paid for in your product or services is what you are providing. There have been a number of times that I have reduced my fees based on poor performance. Something that was unforeseen or a part of what was promised occurred differently and we work with the client accordingly.  They trust us to get the work done.

You also have to trust the people that are in the trenches with you on a day-to-day basis. They are working hard to make you a success and in turn you have to earn their trust by making sure they have all they need to perform their jobs and they can trust you will hold your end of the relationship as well by paying them and keeping that part of the program stress free.  Trust is an issue that we all need to keep in mind when doing business.  When you say trust me, can we?

Twitter Losing Trust

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I was going through my feeds last night and funneling all of my reads as I tend to do in the evenings and sharing some of what I found to be interesting to my community through Twitter.  This is becoming more and more of a habit with me as I tend to pour through a […]

Just What We Need…A Twitter Song!

I think I have seen it all or in this case heard it all and then they come out with a Twitter song! This is awesome! Tweet

Dust Off Your Blog and Fix Your Foundation

I have been keeping ahead of the game of new and shiny objects by trying out the latest and greatest in tools that can be used for social media programs at companies. I have always come back to the main point of view as it relates to tools that work.  I was reading a recent […]

Preaching From The Social Media Pulpit

I have been preaching about blogging for a long time.  I have been an evangelist and telling companies that they had to blog more they had to have a place for people to “join the conversation” and making it possible for them to connect with their customers.  Like some of the preachers of the past, […]

The Social Media Revolution

I am behind the times on this one but I wanted to get it on my site to refer to it later.  This is a great video and worth the watch. Some of the information in this video is already obsolete.  Social Media is moving at a rate that none of us can keep up […]

Sponsored Status? Not Facebook

I have been a follower of the sponsored conversations and sponsored tweets and the sponsored anything for a while now and I intend to keep on top of it because it does have somewhat of a effect on my business model although indirect. TechCrunch talks about banning sponsored status updates from their application.  This will […]

The Twitter Blessing

I was just reading this morning on Techmeme the various sites that are discussing the closing down of the URL shortener service Tr.im.  I then came across a post written by Robert Scoble called, "Twitter’s platform shortcomings."  I have written a number of posts about Twitter here and we are seeing the company mature and […]

Social Media Strategies Don’t Matter – It’s All About The Execution

I have been writing this blog post for the last 5 years.  No, I haven’t been actually writing this post for that long, but I have been preparing to write this post for nearly that long.  You see I have been a strategist a long time in Internet years.  I have put many of those […]

How Is Your Handwriting?

There is something to say about getting a handwritten note in the mail. It may go back to the day when I was a young boy and we actually walked a mile to get the mail and it was so rewarding just to find that you had a letter from someone.  My mother would read […]