Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tip#290: The Power of Sharing On Facebook – Oprah’s Flash Mob Dance – Be Kind Rewind

Social media like Facebook and blogging will amaze you with how social networking can connect you with people around the world instantly. Most importantly it can energize and open your mind to a new world of communicating.

2012 Comment on Facebook

Two examples happened recently about how social media increased opportunities for sharing my interests and skills. I recently received a Facebook comment on my 2012 song video from a teenager who didn't find my song very positive despite the positive lyrics. I then sent him a link to my blog post (tip#223: Embrace an Optimistic Future) that will hopefully help him develop a more optimistic mindset.

So, through social media I shared something meaningful to me (my 2012 song video) and attracted someone who did not agree and yet was seeking guidance. Through social networking I was able to share my motivational skills to make a difference in his life. Read Facebook comments: here

Oprah's Flash Mob Dance

The other example was the link I shared on my Facebook wall. I posted the video of the stunning flash mob dance on Oprah's opening show for her 24th season. If you are ever having a bad start to your day you must see this video of 21,000 people dancing in unison! It will lift your spirits into the stratosphere and beyond! See: Flash mob dance video

Social media allowed this video to be available for the world to see who missed this live event (like I did) and share it with your own contacts. When I shared this video I instantly received several comments thanking me for posting the video. And now I am sharing it on this blog which may be forwarded to even more people!

Be Kind Rewind

One movie that inspires the power of social media and spirit of social networking is the comedy Be Kind Rewind starring Jack Black. In the story all the VHS tapes of a video store get destroyed so two friends decide to re-create the movie Ghost Busters so one customer can watch it on video.

The concept sounds crazy but that one video starts to circulate through word-of-mouth buzz and creates such a massive interest with other customers that they demand more movies made in the same, crude fashion as Ghost Busters.

What ends up happening is the entire neighbourhood becomes involved in the film-making process. They become part of the passion they were initially attracted to generated by that first video.

That's what social media is all about. It's about expressing what is meaningful to you and the meaningful connections you make. It's about sharing your knowledge, information, skills and gifts that can make a difference in other people's lives.

So discover the power of sharing on Facebook. It will help you connect with like-minded people around the world. It will activate your optimistic mindset and see the value of this important new world of networking.

Most of all social media is a way to connect with individuals so fast that it will seem like magic!

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist
Your Motivational Wingman!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009


Anonymous said...

Hi E.,

It was very interesting to read your article, because I've just read an article about social media on a portuguese magazine and they have a different opinion.

They say that this networks can turn people into addicted fanatics that can't talk in person with anyone, and all they can do is talk behind a keyboard.

I didn't quite agreed with them, because it seems that there is something missing.

It's very nice to be connected with people all around the world and share different experiences - like i usually do with you!!

One can become addicted without some self-control, because you get curious to know what your frinds are going to say... you know what i meen.

But I believe that the fact that you can keep frinds wherever you go, it's kind of amazing to me!

[sorry to "talk" so much]

Head Health Nutter said...

Great post and fantastic message, Emmanuel. And all the links you share are juicy content to help raise our positive emotional energy. Thanks!

And I like what Filomena said about the alternative view on social media. Yes, like everything else in life, there is a dark side. Addictions can be created from anything:

Like Filomena said, it's up to us to have the self-control (and perseverance with personal development) so that we can truly enjoy what life offers!

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Hello Filomena and Head Health Nutter! Thank you for your comments. Very synchronistic for me to hear you both talk about addictions because "process addiction" can be a challenge for some.

In the end it's about finding a balance. Individuals need to learn how to pull themselves away from the computer and be with real people.


Anonymous said...

Very thoughtfull post on Personal Development . It should be very much helpfull.

Karim - Positive thinking