photo © 2006 ezioman | more info (via: Wylio)Dave Courvoisier is a social networking guru for the voiceover set. He digs and digs to find the tips, techniques, and opportunities voice talent should look into to further themselves in the social networking scene. He also never seems to sleep, which amazes me to no end.
Dave has listed out his 10 Ways to Enhance Your Online VO Footprint, and after looking at them, they are applicable to anyone trynig to establish their social media identity. A couple of my favorites are the folloing:
2) ENGAGE. Don’t just lurk. Be known. This doesn’t mean you have to be chatty every day, all day. Just pop up once in a while when you can contribute (see #1), and show yourself
This step is often the hardest for newbies to the social media world, because the community you are entering, whatever it is, can seem imposing and already well knit. But there is rarely a community that will not welcome new voices that add to the discussion.
9) SHARE SOMETHING PERSONAL once in a while. You don’t have to give your kids’ Social Security Numbers…but you might offer that you just finished a big project, and it feels good to be done. Some think these posts are frivolous, but I differ. When done right, they reveal a window into your personality, and you’ll find sometimes you get the most responses to THESE types of offerings (BTW, VO Terry Daniel is a master at this, so ask him how he does it.)
This is the real balancing act. Dave has posted in the past about the balance between sharing something out of joy and just posting your many and varied accomplishments just to show how good you are. Hence the “once in a while” part of the statement.
Go read the rest, and see how you can implement them in your social networking strategy. They make sense, and can definiely increase your visibility.