July 23, 2009

A Bunch Of Caramels

Skylar: "Maybe we could go out for
coffee sometime?"


Will: "Great, or maybe we could go
somewhere and just eat a bunch of caramels."


Skylar: "What?"

Will: "When you think about it,
it's just as arbitrary as drinking coffee."


Skylar: [laughs] "Okay, sounds good."

Good Will Hunting (1997)

I was at a meeting where the topic of social media came up as it so often does.

We all agreed that without it, none of us would have met and the conversation we were having would not have happened.

Online Then Off Line

I piped up and said that the crucial part of forming these new relationships is that you need to “take them off-line”. My buddy Chris jumped all over me and said “You mean, actually meet people in person?”

Yeah, I’m a geek! That’s right, actually pick up the phone and ask to meet.

Going Past The Profile

We have tools and ways to reach each other that past generations did not but if we don’t harness them to the betterment of those newly found relationships, then all we’re doing is writing on each other’s wall.

Pick up the phone. Invite someone for coffee. Magic can happen. And you may even get a bunch of caramels out of the deal.

How do you meet new people?

@knealemann
knealemann at gmail dot com

Let’s create experiences, not campaigns.

image credit: thekitchn.com

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