Thank crunchy it’s Friday?

Friday feelingFriday afternoon and I was in the middle of a social media training session with the team from one of our clients operating in the professional services sector.

One of the directors was in the “hot seat” sitting at the controls of his LinkedIn account, which like most people with a profile he never uses.

He never posts, he never interacts but he does press the “accept” button with some of the connection requests he receives.

I encouraged him to post a status update ..”Go on, be yourself and post something“.

He surprised everyone by posting “Thank crunchy it’s Friday” ..

I asked the group what did they think ..two of his colleagues thought it wasn’t quite in keeping with their business and profession, another said he misspelt the word crunchy and some of the others thought it was a good thing to post..after all they explained it was Friday and that’s what most people at work would be feeling.

My own advice and my own experience would have me agreeing with the guys who felt “thank crunchy it’s Friday” was a good thing to post.

It’s really important that you are true to yourself, that you post something that connects with people, that you allow people to see the lighter side of your personality and that you don’t try to post something “heavy” on a Friday afternoon …the most important thing is that you make some noise and start posting on a regular basis so that you and your business will register on people’s radar.

Thank crunchy it’s Friday …what do you think?

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion

Fuzion offer in-house social media training and consultancy services in Ireland 

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12 Responses to “Thank crunchy it’s Friday?”

  1. David Says:

    If you are posting thank crunchy it’s Friday it all depends what type of account it is and what prior post you have up. I agree with the light heartedness and the showing of personality. However I would also agree on the strategy of the business so I would find it very dependant on the profile.

  2. Conor Healy Photography Says:

    Because LinkedIn is seen as a ‘Business to Business’ site it can difficult to find the line between what you should post on Facebook compared to LinkedIn. As a result you can get very little ‘personality’ in the posts which is a shame.

  3. Sean Donohoe Says:

    Thanks Greg , I was looking for something happy or optimistic to re-tweet at the start of the European weeked but was not having much luck. Now I can .

    Best…..Sean

  4. Niamh Says:

    Go for it, but please spell it correctly!

  5. John O'Sullivan Says:

    I’d keep “thank crunchy…” to twitter or facebook and leave linkedin for professional updates.
    In our office, it has become acceptable to have linkedin open during working hours as it is a useful networking tool. facebook/twitter are frowned upon.
    IMHO, this kind of chatter would devalue LI as a tool.

  6. edelwilliams1 Says:

    In response to John O’Sullivans comment, I would simply like to say this “All work and no play makes John a dull boy”… In almost every office environment no matter the company or industry, stress is a huge factor. Having a bit of light relief can help refocus the mind and lighten the atmosphere. I understand that work needs to be done, productivity needs to remain high, especially in these tough times, but without a bit of banter, or laughter I know our office would be a depressing place to be. In fact I think a bit of light relief makes it a better place to work. IMHO, we all need to laugh a bit more, whether we are in work or not! While LinkedIn is a networking tool certainly, we are all still individuals at the end of the day and from time to time, we need a good laugh! That’s just how I see it!

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