Posts Tagged ‘spoken words’
How important are the words you put in print? We hear about blogging, social media comments and even writing marketing copy. Your written words are actually more important than your spoken words.
Spoken words may be forgotten, but the written word is permanent. Once you hit “send” or “submit,” those words are available to be found forever.
Private? Think again.
That funny party picture you posted as a joke is available also. I hear some of you saying, “no, I posted in my private setting. That posting will never be public.” Wrong. Regardless of the privacy setting, if someone wants to find it badly enough, they will. If even one person re-tweets or copies the picture or text, it is now public.
A young woman was so proud of her body building contest results that she posted the picture on her Facebook page. If you know anything about those contests, you know that the attire makes a string bikini look prudish. What seems like harmless fun in her 20s may come back to haunt her. Would you want a “nearly nude” picture of yourself on the internet for your parents, children and your boss to see?
Words come back to bite you
Be conscious of the words you write. You are representing yourself and your company with each comment. This is the age of the spontaneous comment. It only takes a second to hit “send” but the results remain
Am I trying to scare you into not posting on the internet? Absolutely not. I’m posting this right now.
Another true story
Two individuals in an organization chose to escalate their disagreement into a public display. Feelings were hurt, words were written which in retrospect should never have been said. The repercussions are still being felt throughout the organization seven months later. A disagreement which could have been solved quietly has mushroomed into a major disruption. The entire organization is suffering.
Once written words become public, they may be retracted, but they are not removed from memories.
.Why is writing important in your organization? Your marketing copy is obviously public. It represents your company. The image you project in your marketing materials must be positive, but it must also be honest.
There is a common expression throughout network marketing and other media to “fake it until you make it.” The catchphrase was originally designed to create a feeling of success; by acting “as If” you have already achieved the desired level of success, you will trick your sub conscious into making that your reality. The problem is that when that statement goes public, others do not know whether it is an internal statement or the truth. 97% of people fail in network marketing. Perhaps some entered the business with a false sense of probability.
Be aware of the consequences of your spoken words and your written words not only on yourself but also on others.
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