Allison Rapp

Today… I Got Hit By Bad Manners

Adding all your "friends" to a FB group is really bad manners. Invite them, tell them why they would love it... don't just add people you barely know!



I got added to a closed FB group
… by someone I barely know
… along with 800 of their other “friends”

True… I didn’t know it existed.

And I imagine they think I’m thrilled–but you know what? This person doesn’t know me well enough to know that I’m definitely not thrilled.

So what did I do? I went immediately to the group and clicked the buttons to leave the group and not be added again.

Take the time to learn about social media

If you’re going to use social media, please take the time to find out how to use it well. For example, if you think people you know would LOVE a group you belong to, invite them to join–and when you write a personal note inviting them, make sure you tell them why you love the group and what they’re going to love about it.

Adding people to a group without asking is no different than putting your friends on my mailing list as a “surprise” or because you think they “need” it–ew! It does nothing to build a relationship between you and the other person, and it can actually damage the person who owns the group or sends those emails.

Here’s a model… and a real invitation!

Have you see our Facebook group, Hands-on Transformation?

All of us are alternative practitioners who are tired of fixing people—and we’re committed helping our clients transform through the powerful work we do. In this group, we’re discussing things that have to do with building a conscious business. Click here to see the group, and if it sounds like something you’re interested in, we’d love to have you join us!


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