Have you ever been interested joining a new group but hesitated because you didn't know what to expect? Where will I sit? What type of food will be served? Are people in the group friendly? And, most importantly, is it worth taking time out of my already hectic schedule to attend this event? It does take some willingness on your part to take this risk. How can you be assured you’re making the right decision? If you love social media then Houston Social Media Breakfast is worth checking out.
The Houston Social Media Breakfast is a grass-roots organization of professionals who meet once a month to discuss social media and its application to business featuring a guest speaker and sometimes a panel of guest speakers. Kami Watson Huyse founded Houston Social Media Breakfast group in 2009 after relocating from San Antonio to meet new people. The Houston Social Media Breakfast meets every second Friday of the month from 8:30am-10:00am at the Canopy Restaurant in Montrose.
March’s guest speaker Erika Napoletano embraces her message by being open and honest about her thoughts. How refreshing! There is something different about the way we engage each other through social media. We are more polite, conversations are less direct and in my opinion, a little sugarcoated. On one hand, sometimes social media exaggerates this tendency towards indirectness, political correctness and idealism. On the flip side of the coin, some people take it to the other extreme to the point of being aggressive and tactless with the shield of social media protecting them from direct social interaction. We all want to help create etiquette in social media. On one hand, being too indirect contributes to a slower pace of business. On the other hand, being overly critical or aggressive can alienate people. We have to find a balance between the two where we can be constructively honest with the goal being helpful without the need to please everyone and be accepted. Erika puts it all into perspective with her bullshit-free attitude.