The video is *really* quiet, so turn up your speakers to full 🙂

Dan Ariely's book Predictably Irrational is a superb dive into the psychology behind why people make the buying decisions that they do, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it at the beginning of 2011.

What is more interesting is that I inadvertently attracted his attention – he wrote a comment on my Mad Web Scientist – which is pretty cool in my books.

So what if you intentionally used this strategy? It might just work, particularly if you did a whole string of short videos detailing your thoughts on a particular author's work.

Now, have a think why that might be useful attention to get, and write your thoughts below, in the comments section.

A bientot!

Dez.

If you’ve just started up in internet marketing, you might feel an adrenaline rush when you stumble across Twitter, or Facebook.

The scenario goes something like this:

“Hmmm, I could send loads of links to my offers using Twitter or Facebook. Hmmm, if I get 10,000 followers on Twitter in 90 days (or maybe 30) using an automated Twitter marketing software tool, then if only 0.1% of them buy my stuff, I’ll make loads of $$$$$”.

OK, I admit, I’ve had that thought.

But after a while, when you connect with others who are doing the same thing…the result is just lots of un-read Tweets (or worse, being banned from Twitter or Facebook).

And nobody is really listening. To you. Or to each other.

That’s not good for anyone.

The whole point about social media is that it’s meant to be social..conversational.

Does that mean that you shouldn’t send out scheduled comments at all?

I’m not saying that. I am saying that you should interact with people. Get to know them. Talk to them via Facebook chat, or Skype, or even meet them in person if they live in the same town/city as you.

Don’t just machine gun out endless affiliate links or opportunities.

No-one’s listening.

OK?

For more information about the correct way to use social media, Google:

“Perry Belcher Social Media”.

Perry is funny, forthright, one of the biggest laughs I’ve bumped into on the internet & he’s genuine, loud, humble and not afraid to admit his mistakes.

Perry understands how social media should be used. And how it shouldn’t be used.