Where do I turn to when I have a question or don’t know how to do something? My situation may be unique since I am independent professional. Perhaps you work in an office environment where you can stick your head over your cubical wall and ask your neighbor. This is what I do:
- LinkedIn Questions/Answers: You can ask your question to the entire online community or just to your LinkedIn Connections. After you’ve categorized and submitted your question, the answers start rolling in…from people all over the world willing and able to help. Give back to the LinkedIn community by answering questions posted to your area of expertise
- Tweet: I tweet out my question and often receive a response and/or a link to an article that can help. People LOVE to answer questions on Twitter – makes them look smart…
- Facebook: The same with Facebook. I didn’t know where to find a reputable mechanic to fix the air conditioner in my car and hadn’t had much luck on my own in the past. I asked my Facebook Friends for their suggestions. My friend Chris Seiberling mentioned a business he was familiar with on the NE side of Des Moines. I checked them out and they’re GREAT! They’ll be getting a LOT of my business. I respect the opinion of a friend over the plain, old Yellow Pages. How about you?
Where do you turn when you don’t know how to do something?