January 16, 2011

Start Sneezing on People in 2011

Monday Morning Match is a short post - maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea - intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

Late January seems to be the ideal time for people to pick up something viral. A cough? A cold? A sore throat? The flu?

Are you ready to "go viral"?

Looking back over your career - whether it has been one year or has lasted a quarter of a century - are there any moments that people are still talking about? What did you do in 2010 that made people stop, take notice and tell others? What will you need to do this week to get people talking about you?

Viruses are usually passed "mouth to mouth" but in today's viral world, you want to be talked about "mouse to mouse." Have you impressed a client enough so that they will leave you a positive review on LinkedIn? Will they talk about what a fun transaction they had with you on Facebook or Twitter?

Can you create a video that gets "hits" from people outside of your family unit?

There are still over 340 days left in the year to make something amazing happen. What are you going to do? You can either wait for something to happen or you could take charge and make it happen.

Get out there and build relationships, solve problems and have fun. Do it with passion and enthusiasm and create incredible experiences for all the customers, clients and other people you interact with. Get them talking to others in person, in writing or on-line.

Trust me...that passion and enthusiasm is contagious.

Get out there and find someone to sneeze on this week. (Not really, but you hopefully know what we mean)

What are you going to try in 2011 to generate some "viral buzz"?