So yesterday I talked about how to use social media to get people to accompany me to networking events. That’s working well so far. In fact, this morning I had two guests at my Chamber Mixer. One from face to face interaction. The other from social media.
My next experiment is using social media to get referrals for a friend of mine. At the event I attended last week, James, the owner of Celestial Cheesecakes, asked for introductions to Mary Kay and other direct sales professionals. He must be reading my stuff. Nice specific request. But the reason why was amazing. He wants to give away free cheesecake samples for direct sales parties. Awesome!
I love cheesecake! I have to help this guy. So I am blogging about his offer. I tweeted about it, and I posted it to my Facebook page. Let’s see if he gets any takers. I’ll give it about a week to see what happens.
Check this space next Tuesday for the results. BNI members, take note. This could be a very easy way for you to increase referrals to your chapter members.
Anyone else have any good stories to share about how you used social media to get business, referrals or anything else?