Google Plus: What Will You Write?

I’ve had the privilege of using Google Plus in beta format for the last few weeks. Plus is the new social network from Google, that is similar to Facebook. It has a timeline and allows you to interact with friends with an interface called circles. You group your friends in different circles (such as work, family, friends, etc) and interact with them through posts, video, chat, and even group video chat. This circle feature is a big step ahead in Social Media and the reason that many people will migrate from Facebook to Google Plus.

There are so many tools and features in Google+ that you will certainly want to take the interactive tour and sign up for an account. Once you do, you will be presented with a Profile Screen. This is where I want to challenge you today.

I want to know what you will write in your introduction section.

What terms will you use?

How will you position yourself?

What will you write?

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To be real honest, when I looked at my profile screen I froze. I tried to come up with a clever description, but I soon found myself on the throne of creative agony. This is what Sally Hogshead describes as the most grueling place in the creative process. It is a red blooded struggle. It’s hard. You feel like a hack. You want to quit.

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As I sat there, I couldn’t think of anything that seemed to resonate. My mind went blank.

I really struggled… word after word.

The blank screen just stared back…

I froze…

All of a sudden… an epiphany came to me.

To help me get some ideas, I’ll ask my readers what they are going to put in their descriptions and I’ll give them a chance to win a free book for their effort.

So today, I’m going to give a copy of John Maxwell’s book, Everyone communicates, few connect to the person who comes up with the best introduction and leaves it in a comment below. We have talked about the book in previous posts, but it has some amazing insights to help you better communicate with others.

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Instructions

I will give a free copy of John Maxwell’s book, Everyone communicates, few connect away to a lucky reader who takes the following steps and comes up with the best response.

1. Leave a Comment Below: List out in a few sentences a creative introduction for yourself. To help with this you might want to look at our previous post, communicating your title.

2. Share this post on Twitter or Facebook: Just copy and paste

@success2you has a contest to win a free copy of @johncmaxwell Everyone Communicates at http://goals4u.us/qZknKg

into your Twitter account and post.

We also have a new Facebook Fan Page for Success Begins Today that has some great resources for you and some great conversation starting. If you find it helpful, please click the Like button.

On Saturday, July 23, 2011, I will select one lucky person, from the comments left on this post, who comes up with the best and most creative introduction, to win the book. I will announce the winner on the blog and by e-mail.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. says

    I strive to add value to others, one audience at time, that helps them take one more step to personal success. I’m also a “starving blogger” as I attempt to whittle down my many thoughts to 250 words or less. I love being a husband and a dad (in that order). I enjoy creating “collisions” (www.creatingcollisions.com) and learning new information so that I can leverage it in my quest to add value to others.

    • says

      Congratulations, Dwayne. You are the winner of John Maxwell’s new book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. I really like your line, “I strive to add value to others, one audience at time, that helps them take one more step to personal success.” It is so true… we need to face each audience with that goal in mind. Thanks for commenting.

  2. says

    I am a teacher, entertainer, four star general, and nurse: in other words, a mom. After many years of a fulfilling career as a high school English teacher who loved being in her classroom with her students, I now stay at home to home school my two young children (Katie, age three-and-a-half and Eric, almost one year) and also work as a freelance editor. My philosophy is simple: find the magic in the ordinary, laugh whenever possible, and embrace the joy that was meant for you. My blog is equal parts home school lesson plan ideas, commentary on grammar, celebration of wonder, and pictures of my children—because I want to gobble up their adorable little faces. They are the ultimate birds in my hand, as I seek to be grateful for the beauty in my life that is right in front of me.

  3. Rich P says

    I can’t say I can give you a lot of ideas. I have the same issues. For now, my description is a copy-and-paste trick from my Twitter description:
    Sales Guy. Business Developer. Entrepreneurial, Reflective, Collaborative. Value Adder. Husband. Father. Son. Brother. Friend.

    Since I am no longer constraint to 140 characters, perhaps, I will add some adjectives and flesh out the minimalist descriptors. But I, froze, too! :)

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