This isn’t a cheesy post about how happiness makes the world go ’round. Instead, it’s a true story about three people who just wanted to help each other out. This story does have a happy ending, but there’s a twist. Read on.
A couple of weeks ago I got a DM from David Kaufman with DK Worldwide. David and I have never met IRL, but have chatted with each other via Twitter on several different occasions. His DM said that he had a friend living in Austin, TX who was interested in getting into marketing. He asked if I would mind sitting down with her for a few minutes to see if I could offer her any insight into marketing, and just do some networking with her.
To some of you, this might seem like an unusual request. To meet with someone I didn’t know?! On the recommendation of someone else I didn’t know?! Crazy, right? Not to me. I have first-hand experience with the incredible power of social media – mainly Twitter. There are several people who I consider to be trusted friends and colleagues who I initially “met” through exchanges on Twitter. I’ve been fortunate to actually meet some of them in person, but many still remain as mainly online relationships.