It is interesting to see how positive Social Media networking and marketing has impacted Kubotek. I am a true believer that our voice is being heard more than ever. From Deelip and Kenneth Wong to a customer contacting Cadalyst Magazine to write a review of our upcoming release as a result of a discussion on our user forum. This is the center of a grass roots movement by Kubotek and we are having fun doing it.
I received an interesting newsletter yesterday titled Nowhere To Run, Nowhere to Hide and it stated that your ability to separate the business you from the personal you is going away. This made me think. Are we going so far that a good old fashion face to face meeting is becoming a thing of the past? I remember my father teaching me how to shake a person's hand and look into their eyes with firm a grip. He said you can learn a lot about a person with your first hand shake. Trust your gut!
We are all busy and it is often much easier to plug into twitter, Facebook or Linkedin to get instantly connected, travel is expensive and goto meetings have changed the way we show our software, but when things really count, I still like to look someone in the eyes and trust my gut.
I like my personal life personal and my business life to be business. Through my work I have met a great deal of people and many have flowed into my personal life(read the newsletter above and you will know what I mean). I believe to be successful isn't so much about tweeting that you are off to the dentist or to login to Facebook and read your salesperson's wife has a friend who visited their in-laws in Italy, but to provide solutions, develop trust and serve your customers.
In ending, let's get together for a beer and talk things over!