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Whatever you do, don’t be SMARMY

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You may be asking yourself, what is SMARMY? Well it’s one of my new favorite words. Not only is it useful to understand a behavior, but it is also fun to say. Let’s say it together SMARMY.

This is really a cautionary tale for everyone. You may be in a job which requires you to attend endless functions, many times on task to make connection with an individual who represents a business you want to connect with, or a business you are asking for a donation from. Either way endless networking, schmoozing and socializing may cause you to put on a false front or be SMARMY.

Our good friends at Merriam-Webster have defined SMARMY

behaving in a way that seems polite, kind, or pleasing but is not genuine or believable

So it would suffice to say – SMARMY is the opposite of genuine. In this age of connectivity, it is easy to disconnect and be superficial providing a false front of what you think people want to see, read or hear.

Be bona fide and you will no doubt attract the same. JUST SAY NO TO SMARMY 🙂

Why I Tweet

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I have a confession to make. I am not a big social network junkie. I only recently became interested in Twitter.

Why do I Tweet?

1. Infographics – I love them! Seriously! Infographics designed with creative imagery and colors chalked full of information are amazing! I tweet them because I find the information useful and relevant. Although I am known to post a silly infographic from time to time.

2. Education – While many people are gleaning their resources and searching the internet for relevant content, I benefit from their great research. Thanks for sharing.

3. Connectivity – Malcolm Gladwell

If you haven’t read this book – you need to! You will begin to view your followers differently. You will also follow differently. Don’t be alarmed but I actually call people I’ve connected with on twitter. Who wants to be limited to 140 characters – I have unlimited minutes.

I am always appreciative when people respond to my tweets.

Tweetfully yours,

Lynn