Welcome back to the Instant Impact podcast with your host, Elyse Archer! Today, Elyse sits down with Tracy Levine, Chairman and CEO of Advantage Talent Inc. Tracy provides Data-Driven Human Capital Management and Professional Branding. As a keynote speaker and consultant, her insights have been featured on FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Associated Press, Reuters, and Forbes. Tracy joins Elyse as they discuss Digital Citizenship, what it really is, why it’s so important, and what we can do to be better community members online. Tracy also shares some insider information on big changes rolling out on major social platforms.
Tracy and Elyse dive into what Digital Citizenship is–just citizenship! That’s right–everything you’ve learned about citizenship in the real world can be applied online. It’s about setting a professional standard for how we interact with each other personally and professionally in a digital space. Social platforms can be a wild-west of sorts, so it’s essential that we, as visible leaders, make our community a safe place for civil communication.
Tracy also speaks on mental illness and how likes and artificial validation can impact the wellbeing of social media users. Many countries have rolled out Instagram and Facebook updates that do not display likes in hopes of improving the mental wellness of their population. By putting the focus on the content and not the popularity, frustration based on verification can be lessened. Additionally, nearly every platform punishes those who post more than once in a day. This is designed to make room for everyone to get that validation.
Tracy’s best practices for being good digital citizens include being balanced when you post. Don’t focus too much on pushing yourself. Try engaging someone else outside of your circle and verify their ideas. Not only is it a good business decision, it helps foster a healthy community. Beyond that, Tracy shares that by 2021, you will virtually need to be on social media to be hired. This means inclusiveness. Society is transforming–platforms are going to have to cater to sharing and supporting a global community. Staying linear will result in dead-ends.
Thanks for tuning into the Instant Impact podcast with your host, Elyse Archer. Today, Elyse talks with Tracy Levine about digital citizenship–what it really is, why it’s so important, and what we can do to be better community members online. Tracy also shares some insider information on big changes rolling out on major social platforms. She gives us her top practices for being a good digital citizen and why it’s such a good idea.
Tracy has been kind enough to offer those who connect with her through Facebook or LinkedIn using Elyse’s name 40 free coupons for adults and 40 for students for LinkedIn+1 each month for coaching surrounding digital citizenship and setting up a professional social media brand.
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