The School of Internet Marketing Instructor on Social Missteps in Networking

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Jonathan Goodman talks about the importance of social etiquette in networking.

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Just before you open your mouth, ask yourself: is this the right venue? Am I being appropriate? ~ Jonathan Goodman

On his podcast of June 25, 2013, professor at The School of Internet Marketing and President of Halyard Consulting, Jonathan Goodman, talked about social missteps for those involved in affiliate marketing and other online services when they network or meet in groups. This can greatly hamper a business owner's ability to make important connections or increase their audience and potential customers.

"Just before you open your mouth, ask yourself: is this the right venue? Am I being appropriate?" Jonathan Goodman

Making a good first impression in social situations can determine whether your sales pitch will even be heard by the public. Goodman relayed a story that he witnessed firsthand about someone who was rude when a public speaker was talking and disrupted a room full of people. This limited his success in gaining listeners as he promoted his products or services. Instead, it is important to learn how to interact in public situations if a person wants to take full advantage of their networking opportunities. This includes not interrupting or taking over a conversation and not getting in people's faces to promote a company.

Goodman relayed his reaction to the guy in the story in the fact that he avoided him. That is why it is essential that a marketer think about how his actions are perceived by others in order to prevent the social missteps that can occur. Learning social skills is an important component of marketing.

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About Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is a professor at The School of Internet Marketing and the President of Halyard Consulting. He started his career over 20 years ago at the dawn of the Internet age producing websites for Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA, an MS, and a BFA. Halyard Consulting is an Internet marketing firm, exclusively focused on WordPress development and search optimization. Jonathan is also the author of the well-received book The World of Internet Marketing and has a weekly podcast by the same name.


James Martell, VP Business Development
Clearbrook Web Services, Inc./ The School of Internet Marketing
Phone: (604) 535-6352
Email: james(at)theschoolofinternetmarketing(dot)com

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