After hearing from Saul Colt at Refresh Events, we decided we couldn't let another minute pass without doing something nice for someone who might need some help. Read more...
With My Peoples
On Monday night we had the opportunity to head out to the Center for Social Innovation to attend the latest round of Refresh Events. Justin and Elaine are starting to gain some serious momentum, which was reflected in the attendance and the caliber of participants.
I love Justin, but I’m not going to sugar coat this idea: I could stand to hear a bit less from PR types. It’s ok if you invite them, because we have a responsibility to educate them. But if I have to hear about “The rise of social media” one more time I’m going to laugh out loud.
I like to dwell on the positive though, so let’s talk about Saul Colt and his idea on what social networking REALLY is. So Saul gets up and lays the smack down and says that pushing a social media strategy on people won’t get you very far. Instead, he says, you have to drop the bullshit and be a nice guy.
Saul says that he spends 80% of his time introducing people to each other. You want to do that? Talk to her. You need this? Talk to him. Let's get you connected. Over and over and over. I like that about Saul, because I like doing the same thing. Introducing two people who need to meet gives me a special feeling.
If you decide to help people, just for the sake of helping them, then they will become your advocates. Basically, you can’t buy love.
Saul correctly pointed out that our most valuable resource will always be our social network. We think he’s absolutely right. He also pointed out that a lot of people are struggling to make ends meet.
It’s funny in a way, because that’s why we made Astroscope in the first place. You can bring a lot of happiness into someone’s life, just by introducing them to stranger. But let’s get back on track, because I do have a message for everyone that we know, and everyone we’ve yet to meet.
I liked what I heard so much that I’m going throw down as well. We’ve been really lucky lately, and when you got it, smoke it (that’s what I always say). So here’s what we have to offer:
If you’re in need, let us know.
Looking for a new job? Let us know. Are you lonely and just broke up with your boyfriend? Let us know. We might not have a perfect solution for you, but if there’s someone we can introduce you to that can help, we won’t hesitate to set something up.