I’ve had the privilege of using Google Plus in beta format for the last few weeks. Plus is the new social network from Google, that is similar to Facebook. It has a timeline and allows you to interact with friends with an interface called circles. You group your friends in different circles (such as work, family, friends, etc) and interact with them through posts, video, chat, and even group video chat. This circle feature is a big step ahead in Social Media and the reason that many people will migrate from Facebook to Google Plus.
There are so many tools and features in Google+ that you will certainly want to take the interactive tour and sign up for an account. Once you do, you will be presented with a Profile Screen. This is where I want to challenge you today.
I want to know what you will write in your introduction section.
What terms will you use?
How will you position yourself?
What will you write?
To be real honest, when I looked at my profile screen I froze. I tried to come up with a clever description, but I soon found myself on the throne of creative agony. This is what Sally Hogshead describes as the most grueling place in the creative process. It is a red blooded struggle. It’s hard. You feel like a hack. You want to quit.
As I sat there, I couldn’t think of anything that seemed to resonate. My mind went blank.
I really struggled… word after word.
The blank screen just stared back…
All of a sudden… an epiphany came to me.
To help me get some ideas, I’ll ask my readers what they are going to put in their descriptions and I’ll give them a chance to win a free book for their effort.
So today, I’m going to give a copy of John Maxwell’s book, Everyone communicates, few connect to the person who comes up with the best introduction and leaves it in a comment below. We have talked about the book in previous posts, but it has some amazing insights to help you better communicate with others.
I will give a free copy of John Maxwell’s book, Everyone communicates, few connect away to a lucky reader who takes the following steps and comes up with the best response.
1. Leave a Comment Below: List out in a few sentences a creative introduction for yourself. To help with this you might want to look at our previous post, communicating your title.
2. Share this post on Twitter or Facebook: Just copy and paste
@success2you has a contest to win a free copy of @johncmaxwell Everyone Communicates at http://goals4u.us/qZknKg
into your Twitter account and post.
We also have a new Facebook Fan Page for Fire Up Today that has some great resources for you and some great conversation starting. If you find it helpful, please click the Like button.
On Saturday, July 23, 2011, I will select one lucky person, from the comments left on this post, who comes up with the best and most creative introduction, to win the book. I will announce the winner on the blog and by e-mail.