Liz Strauss issued a call to bloggers to put 25 Words of Social Media Wisdom into a blog post. I am an introvert who has often had problems contributing to meetings and conversations because others were more skilled at transitioning into conversations, more forceful or simply masters at taking over conversations to present their points and ideas. Though I often had important things to say, I became frustrated by my inability to say my two cents worth, and simply kept quiet and became withdrawn. Others often thought that I didn’t have great ideas. Has this ever happened to you? How do you successfully deal with such situations? The invitation from Liz prompted me to write the following:
Ever find yourself in situations where you’d like to contribute, but others monopolized the conversation? Social media levels the field giving voice to the voiceless.
Do you use social media, and what would be your 25 words of wisdom? The ability to let others hear what we have to say is a part of our evolution and growth process. And, contributing our voices to conversations benefits everyone since we are all connected.
Photo credit: Photo of Liz Strauss (Left) by Shashi Bellamkonda vis Flickr