What would it be like if you went out for coffee with someone, tried to carry on a conversation with them (respond to what they are saying, ask questions, etc.) and they never stopped talking the entire time?Â What if you asked them a question clarifying what they were talking about and they didnâ€™t take the time to answer? What would you do? I know that I would get up and leaveâ€¦.and try to stick them with the billâ€¦.
So, if we donâ€™t want to be treated like thisâ€¦.or we donâ€™t want to hang around people like thisâ€¦.why are we doing this online? Below is something that Iâ€™m constantly seeing.
Now, this picture only gives you a taste, and I must say, I really actually do like this person.Â He has great writing and from what I know of him he is a stand-up guy, but if you go to his twitter stream you can scroll down and all you see is broadcasting.Â Now, donâ€™t get me wrong…Iâ€™m not saying there is anything wrong with promoting yours or others stuff, but I am saying that if people are trying to talk to you and your just putting out your message…youâ€™re missing a huge opportunity. Â Broadcasting is great if you have a massive ego, or you love to talk about yourself constantly, or if you generally think/feel/behave as if the rest of the population can’t stand up to your awesomeness….but the rest of us just think your a _______________ (enter expletive here). Â You are showing that people don’t matter and if your customer base is humans….that has a lot of potential problems for you.
If you continue to broadcast you are missing a huge opportunity because anyone with common sense (which isn’t so common anymore) is going to walk away from the coffee date. Â They are going to get tired of hearing your voice and you not listening to your side of the conversations. Â They are going to get tired of trying to engage you and you slapping them in the face. Â So what are they going to do? They are just going to stand up and leave…and if they figure out how to leave you the bill…I’m sure they will…I know I would.