Funny Video: Don’t Forget Who’s Listening

who is listening to your social mediaIn last Friday’s post, The Importance of Precise Communications, I shared with you a funny little video that demonstrated the importance of clearly asking for what you want.

Since that resonated with a lot of you, here’s another short, funny video that demonstrates how important it is to know your audience.  Have a look and a laugh…

Keep in mind that in this era of social media, lots of people may be “overhearing” your conversations.

Think about that before you complain about your work, share pictures from a party, vent after an argument, express your political views or talk about spiritual issues.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying never talk about politically or spiritually sensitive issues. But before you do, consider the words and tone of your message and how it may be perceived by other people who are listening.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting to Social Media

  1. Will I regret posting this tomorrow?
  2. What would my mother think if she saw this?
  3. How might people who have a different political/faith worldview perceive it?
  4. Will this get me tased?

Have you ever posted something to social media and gotten “beat up” by someone who misunderstood?

Got any other questions you ask yourself before posting to social media?

Share your thoughts in a comment.

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

2 Responses to “Funny Video: Don’t Forget Who’s Listening”

  1. salesgamechanger Apr 11, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    good questions to ask before pressing those post buttons

  2. whoa! Wasn't expecting that in the video. #4 is very important