Communication is Key Your Guide to Social media

Social  Media  is  a communication  tool  and  is all  about  being  Social  in Media. Being “social” means going  beyond  just  posting and  building  relationships with  your  followers.  Business should be the second thing on your mind while on social networking sites. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc… are all social networking sites; therefore your priority should be about building relationships.

When building relationships, people get to know the person behind the social media platform or business. I’m talking about moving from Solo Media to Social Media and in order to be successful on social media, you need to put the “social” back into Social Media and focus on relationship building & engagement. And that means… talking and listening. Social Media is not a monologue, it’s a dialogue.

People buy from people they know, like and trust. They trust people they interact with and listen to them.

So, it should come as no surprise that I’m a fan of membership sites.

These sites give you so many opportunities to build long-lasting relationships.

Here are the top 5 reasons that you should join a membership  site:


Most of the people who join membership sites share similar goals. You can connect with others who know exactly what you’re going through. These connections can help you

get to the next level. When you make strong connections with other people with similar needs as you, those people will help you market your stuff. They’ll cheer you on and celebrate your successes with you.


When you join a membership site, you get access to the expert who owns the site.

Usually, when you are looking for assistance or have a question, you need to pay a consulting fee. If you ask a question in a membership site or exclusive Facebook Group, you likely get a quick response.


When you pay for something, you’re more likely to use it and take it seriously. You download this and that for free, but, if you are paying for something, you will use more of the information and get as much out of it as possible. Even if you are only paying $20-25 per month for a membership site, you will use that information more diligently over the free stuff.


When you have an idea for new products/services, an ebook, or a series of videos, wouldn’t it be great to get feedback from people you trust and understand you & your needs? When you join a membership site, you have a place for creative brainstorming. Before posting about your new product/service, you can get feedback on yourcphotos, videos and description. Your fellow members can help you make your stuff fabulous.


One of the main reasons most people join a membership site is to get access to material they can’t find anywhere else. Or it saves you from spending hours combing through the Internet looking for this or that. Many sites cover the topics as videos, articles, worksheets and interviews that go far beyond a simple search on the Internet will give you.

Have you ever wanted to know the latest feature on this platform, how to deliver a great Facebook Live or what you need to do in order to have a successful brand on Social Media? I’ve heard it all before, where do I find information about this, what is the latest on that, what was that thing you mentioned, how do I do this or that… I get all kinds of questions and I love helping people.

If you’re ready to get to the next level with Social Media, Video & Branding, think about joining my membership site that will give you the tools to reach your goals. Head over to www.socialvideobrand. com and become part of my tribe to get you all of the above and more.



Quoted along side of digital industry greats as Sprout Social, Point Source, and Hub Spout, Master Digital Media Strategist Stacy Maynard helps her one on one clients and community be industry titans in their own rights by strategically using digital platforms to their business advantage.

With a focus on Linked In and multi media engagement, Maynard blends business smarts and tech geekiness in all of her work, training, and events.

To learn more about how you can better utilize LinkedIn for your business, check out Stacy’s online training and services at

Ali Craig