Do YOU Have Business Social Intelligence?

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Social Intelligence refers to the way in which people interact with those around them. It is a theory ripe for taking into business, especially business that is conducted online in the social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

This light hearted quiz asks the essential questions that mean the difference between success and failure in this online environment.

Online social networks are full of people who are keen to connect with others who share their past, their present or their interests. It is an opportunity for businesses of all shapes and sizes to meet, and greet, potential collaborators, business partners, customers and suppliers. And yet, many businesses seem to be reluctant to pop a toe in the water and back away from the opportunity.

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Do YOU Have Business Social Intelligence?

  1. 1. Social Intelligence refers to the way in which people interact with those around them.  It is a theory ripe for taking into business, especially business that is conducted online in the social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.<br />This light hearted quiz asks the essential questions that mean the difference between success and failure in this online environment.<br />Online social networks are full of people who are keen to connect with others who share their past, their present or their interests.  It is an opportunity for businesses of all shapes and sizes to meet, and greet, potential collaborators, business partners, customers and suppliers.  And yet, many businesses seem to be reluctant to pop a toe in the water and back away from the opportunity.<br /><ul><li>Online social media is mainly about…
  2. 2. Wasting time
  3. 3. Making dates with friends
  4. 4. Internet marketing
  5. 5. Connecting with people
  6. 6. How many characters are you allowed in a tweet?
  7. 7. 120
  8. 8. 180
  9. 9. 160
  10. 10. 140</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>How do you view the importance of online networking in your business life?
  11. 11. It’s fun to see what others are up to
  12. 12. It’s absolutely essential for my business
  13. 13. It’s important but rarely a priority
  14. 14. It eats into time I don’t have</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>What is the best way to use LinkedIn to establish yourself as an expert?
  15. 15. The size of my network
  16. 16. Answering questions
  17. 17. Having a complete profile
  18. 18. Recommendations from others</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Blogs have bloggers, websites have visitors, Facebook has friends, Twitter has.....
  19. 19. Tweets
  20. 20. Friends
  21. 21. Connections
  22. 22. Followers
  23. 23. Do you regularly add content to your website?
  24. 24. I don’t have a website
  25. 25. My website doesn’t need updating
  26. 26. Whenever I have something I want to share
  27. 27. At the very least, weekly</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>I really enjoy solving other people’s problems, especially online…
  28. 28. This sounds a lot like me
  29. 29. I rarely see the point of doing this, there is too much competition
  30. 30. I never have any problems online
  31. 31. This is a little like me but I don’t do it online</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Do you have an RSS feed (or something similar) on your website?
  32. 32. Yes, and I broadcast with it
  33. 33. I don’t know
  34. 34. No, I don’t need one
  35. 35. Yes, and I automate everything</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>If I know the answer to a business question I will always share it freely with a stranger....
  36. 36. This sounds a lot like me
  37. 37. This is a little like me
  38. 38. This isn’t like me at all
  39. 39. I don’t have the time</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>If I ‘Google’ my name I usually take up…
  40. 40. The whole page of search results at least
  41. 41. I appear in some of the listings
  42. 42. My name appears but it isn’t me
  43. 43. My name never appears</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>My business has an up-to-date social media strategy...
  44. 44. I have an online marketing AND social media strategy in place
  45. 45. I have an excellent Internet marketing plan
  46. 46. I have a marketing plan but nothing online
  47. 47. My business doesn’t have any strategies for marketing, online or otherwise
  48. 48. I have an online portfolio of videos, documents and presentations that I share freely...
  49. 49. This sounds a lot like me
  50. 50. I give them away in return for an email address
  51. 51. I have resources I print out and give away
  52. 52. I don’t have time to create them</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>I believe in the importance of free speech and encourage my customers to give me feedback at every opportunity
  53. 53. I get lots of feedback in lots of different places and try to respond when I can
  54. 54. Only when I remember to ask for it
  55. 55. I get lots of feedback, I just don’t know what to do with it
  56. 56. I worry about letting people do this in case they say something negative</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Where can you post PowerPoint presentations online to share with others...
  57. 57. YouTube
  58. 58. Plaxo
  59. 59. Vimeo
  60. 60. Slideshare</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>I spend part of each working day on social networks taking part in conversations and discussion...
  61. 61. This sounds a lot like me
  62. 62. This is a little like me
  63. 63. I talk to lots of people, just not online
  64. 64. I never do this</li></ul>Online Social Guru – if you scored between 40 and 51<br />People that fall into this category are the super-heroes of the online social networking world. They know how to use the technology AND how to connect with people in a meaningful way. This means that their business thrives.  They are constantly looking for more ways to connect with their chosen audience and they are highly respected across many different sectors, not only in their own industry.  They may be referred to as Maven's and Thought Leaders.  Where these people go, others will almost certainly follow.  Congratulations, you’ve got it sussed.<br />Networking Diva – if you scored between 28 and 39Those that fall into this category are well on their way to becoming an Online Social Guru. They are brilliant at telling you what the next ‘big thing is going to be’ online and will often be the first to start singing from the rooftops about a new opportunity that everyone should be using.  The only thing that stops them from moving onto the next level is that their focus on the technology means they can miss the point sometimes.   The most important aspect of online social networking is in the word social.  It’s about people and relationships – the technology simply facilitates the process of connecting with people and having real and meaningful conversations.  Take a bit of time to stop, look and listen and learn a bit more about Social Intelligence, it really will help to make it even more exciting.<br />The Curious Cat – if you scored between 16 and 27The Curious Cat’s amongst us are those who are great at connecting with people, they love having conversations and when someone asks for help, they are there in an instant.  They often have the wisest advice on business, the best tip or the handiest hint.  The problem is that they haven’t really got to grips with the technology.  As far as they are concerned it’s all a bit of a mystery and will probably get in the way of their conversation.  To move to full Online Social Guru status, they only need to let go of the fear of technology and start doing the same wonderful job for those they don’t already know online.  Get yourself on a basic course; it'll do wonders for your confidence, and other peoples knowledge.<br />The Time Meister – if you scored less than 15Those that fall into the category of Time Meister are those who really can’t understand what all the fuss is about.  Business is hard enough, without having to get involved in all these conversations and without having to learn whole loads of new systems and ways of doing things.  Their current systems have served them well down the years and they see little point in changing things at this stage.  In fact their motto is probably, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.  What they fail to realise is that moving with the times and embracing social media could easily make life easier and less busy, but in order to do that you have to invest a little time and effort at the front end to learn how it can help you.<br />How to score your answers<br />Add up the total points you achieved per question according to the values below. The turn over to see how you fared <br />Question NumberAnswer AAnswer BAnswer CAnswer D112342000132431414235000162134741238412394321104321114321124321134231140001154321<br />

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