Having an opinion on social media
There are people who post in their Twitter bio, "my opinion is my own," in an attempt to say that whatever they post doesn't represent where they work, or groups they belong to. That's not true.
Can you imagine this working outside of social media?
You're at a busy coffee shop with friends and you say, "What I'm about to say is my own opinion, not my company's..." Of course not!
Not that everything that comes out of your mouth is a press release for your organization, but your personality - online and off - does have an impact. People need to like and trust you to do business with you. There's no "off" switch for people to know when you're not at work.
I encourage you to be authentically you on social media and offline. The idea of social media is engagement. People are going to let you know if they agree or disagree with what you say. Don't be afraid of that conversation.
Be respectful when you share, and respond, to other ideas. If we all felt the same way about everything, it would be boring.
This post is Day 6 of the Your Turn Challenge. I'd love to connect with you! Find me on Twitter @CleverIdeasCO