How To Message On Social Media (Without Pitching)

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Direct Message on Social Media Without Pitching

No-body likes to be pitched or sold to immediately when new connections are made on  social media or even at an event.

One of my pet hates with social media, especially Facebook, is when people ask for a friend request and immediately try pitching to you. It is like waving a red flag to a bull and It makes me mad. However using social media the smart way will make a difference, and I am sure you are the same as me, where we actually want to stand out from the crowd.


 In this article and podcast I will be discussing 5 tips to use when connecting on social media. Connect the Smart Way. 

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Connect with others on Social Media the Smart Way!

 One of my pet hates with social media, especially Facebook, is when people ask for a friend request and immediately try pitching to you. It is like waving a red flag to a bull and It makes me mad.

What happened to getting to know the person first, and building that know, like, and trust factor . It actually takes longer to build trust online, due to the number of scams out there.

 However using social media the smart way will make a difference, and I am sure you are the same as me, where we actually want to stand out from the crowd

This is a Turn Off! 

Don't have this type of conversation. It doesn't work and certainly destroys trust  online!

New Connection : Hello how are you

Me: I am fine thank you how are you?

New Connection : What is your name

Me: Really you never checked out my profile before you wanted to connect with me?

New Connection : How old are you?

Me: So far you have two strikes, this conversation is not going well, I suggest you listen to my new podcast coming out soon on how to direct message people on social media


It can be intimidating if you are an introvert

It can be a bit imitating to get any conversation started especially if you are shy or an introvert. And you may even feel that you don’t want to annoy others, so you hold back from starting up a conversation. However, using social media the smart way can and will build trusted relationships. Noticed that I said using social media is the SMART WAY. 

In today’s podcast, I will be covering 5 types of direct messages that you can use to gain social media audience engagement. These tips are certainly not spammy or salesy, after all, you do need to be noticed on the social media platform where your audience hangs out.

There is nothing worse than having someone send you a connection request, and immediately they start to promote their services or try to sell to you. That approach certainly is not aligned with my values and it is a turn-off. I immediately block any requests that go in for the kill.

Here are your 5 Tips on how to Connect on Social Media the Smart Way!

Grab your note taking device and let's get started?

  • Use Open ended questions such as Conversational Starters. Google "conversation starters and you will find some great open ended questions to start off your conversation"  
  • When others comment, like or share your content online - Send them a personal message to thank them
  • Give before you receive! If you want others to engage with you, then perhaps engaging with their content will get their attention. Always lead by example 
  • Personalize your messaging - Check out their profile and talk about a common interest or something that stood out to you. Everyone likes compliments and encouragement
  • Collaboration  on a business opportunity. This one I normally do wait for a while so I can get to know the person. However I certainly have reached out to my community for projects such as invitations to speak on my podcasts. 

Over 6 Billion Facebook Active Users Per Month! Great Place to Connect

Well, relationships happen when people meet, or when they interact. And today when the whole world is hanging out online, what could be a better place to meet than in the social space?

Encourage your Social Media Connects to Become your Email Subscribers

It is certainly a place to make those initial connections, however, I also like to get my connections onto my subscriber email lists. This enables me to keep in touch easier, as we know social media algorithms are also changing, and who knows what will happen in the future, I have heard of horror stories where business owners have built large communities online, and have lost their accounts. And that is where you take the risk by not moving your connections to somewhere that you have 100% control over. 

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