Thursday, September 25, 2008

Virtual >> Real is easier than Real >> Virtual

In all these almost 5-year experience with Online Social Networks, I have realized that it´s much easier to come accross with somebody online and invite this person to meet in person than the other way around.

And I have a big deal of person and face to face exposure as well participating in social and business events, exchanging business cards, explaining and lecturing about this matter, inviting people to join and connect to me in major online platforms.

Interesting enough, a made a research a couple of years ago, asking what would make people to connect in an online social networks environment. The result below is self explanatory:

Conclusion: Conversely to what this research is trying to imply, it has nothing to do with the fact that a person may know you in person, be your long term friend or even attended a professional lecture. It´s just a matter of experience and habit with online social networks. If one understands the value of them, have a positive experience in this environment and adopted a new habit, this person will most likely accept a friendly and professional invitation.

Concerning one´s experience, there are two ways: (a) invest precious time in trial and error or (b) attend a concise, direct and objective training session.

Best regards,

Octavio Pitaluga Neto
TEN - Top Executives Net
CNO - Chief Networking Officer

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