Social media has become one of the most powerful platforms for influencing lives, and many are yet left behind. Statistics show that Facebook and Twitter have the largest reach with Facebook at 675 million active users, and Twitter at 200 million users worldwide.
Why should you embrace social media?
We are in a noisy world, and to catch anybody’s attention, you have to have a presence and a platform. One way to create this presence is the cheap or almost free social networks we have all around us. As the largest social media entity globally, you need a Facebook presence to push out your thoughts and ideals, or maybe your goods and services.[more…]
It is easier to have mentors in this generation than any before now. According to Tim Peters, “Social media is a platform to build relationships with people.” Social media has become a principal avenue for connecting with the people you have always admired. Hit them up, follow them closely, and you’ll probably learn all you need from them that way. You may never need to come physically close to be mentored by them.
As a pastor or minister, one way to increase your influence in the lives of people is to become an online pastor. Send personalized emails to people who come to your church, or better become their friends on their favourite social media. That way you are endeared to their hearts, and they most likely read everything you post online.
As a blogger and writer, leverage the power of Facebook and Twitter to expand your blog audience. If you are a visually-driven content provider, Instagram, PinIt and YouTube offers you ample opportunities to influence even more.