Lessons Learned from a Hurried Facebook Post
This podcast is a little different than any I’ve ever done. I get real about a hurried social media post and the lessons I learned from not doing things in an intentional way.
I was working on a new, improved elevator speech, but not just any old elevator speech. That’s great, but I definitely made some big mistakes in the process of asking for feedback.
Here’s where I went wrong. Here’s where the train went off the tracks. Here’s where I want you to learn from my mistakes.
I posted a request for feedback in a private Facebook group, I didn’t think about the people who were in the group. Were they my tribe? Would they be the people at the networking event? And what did I ask them? I said I was working on a tagline/elevator speech. So, I learned a great deal from the interchange on this post, but it wasn’t all what I was looking for.
To those who responded to the post, thank you for your insights. You provided me with valuable feedback. I really appreciate the time and energy you took to respond to my request. I learned SO much from your responses.
- Be very clear in what you're asking for.
- Hurry is not your friend.
- Consider who is in this audience. If you ask the wrong person, you'll get the wrong answer.
- Keep what works, discard the rest.
- Trust your instincts, but verify with the right people/audience.
- Learn from your mistakes.
- Be gracious to those who take the time to comment, even if they're not giving you the information you were looking for.
Update to the podcast: After recording this, I really faced my own Imposter Syndrome. I struggled with whether to put the podcast out there – what would you think of me if you knew I didn’t have the perfect elevator speech? What would you think about me if I don’t post perfectly clear requests on Facebook every single time? The answer? You’d think I’m human!