Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Increase Your Digital Clout Day 19/30

Finding a good manager

As promised, today we are going to talk about the traits of a successful Social Media Manager…
We are going to look at what six different authors state in their articles
The 7 personalities Every Successful Social Media Manager has.
11 Traits You Need To Work As a Social Media Manager
12 Traits of Successful Social Media Managers
10 Must have Social Media Manager Traits
What Traits Should You Seek In a Social Media Manager?
Six Must have Traits of a Social Media Manger.
So the first thing we must recognize is that each of these authors had a different number of traits needed to be a good Social Media Manager…knowing this might mean this a very scientific approach with proper validity and reliability built right into the approach.  An approach which by the way was done by going into a Google search and asked the question…Traits of Social Media Manager and then took the top seven most recent articles…again following rigorous research protocol.
Article one
The 7 personalities Every Successful Social Media Manager has.
Broke the types of personalities which would be good to find in a Social Media Manger…they were:
  • The Informant
  • The Inquirer
  • The Helper
  • The Thought Provoker
  • The Class Clown
  • The Entertainer
  • The Go-Getter
Article Two
11 Traits You Need To Work As a Social Media Manager
Traits are:
  • Tech Savy
  • Strong Personal Skills
  • Understand the Industry
  • Great Communication Skills
  • Highly Creative
  • Professional
  • Social Media Experience
  • Embrace Strategy
  • Patient
  • Strong Time Management Skills
  • Adaptable
Article Three
12 Traits of Successful Social Media Managers
Traits are:
  • Read Obsessively
  • Follow the News
  • Watch lots of Videos
  • Attend Events
  • Laugh a Lot
  • Abhor 9-to-5 Jobs
  • Early Adopters
  • Embrace Change
  • Listen Carefully
  • Welcome Criticism
  • Check their Work
  • How to Let Mistakes Go
Article four
10 Must have Social Media Manager Traits
Traits are:
  • Solid Specialized Aptitudes
  • Particular Skills
  • Splendid Communication Abilities
  • Industry Understanding
  • Inventive Brilliance
  • Time Administration Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Contacts
  • Encounter in SMM
  • Working Strategically
Article Five
What Traits Should You Seek In a Social Media Manager?
Traits are:
  • Gardener
  • Cheerleader
  • Traffic Cop
  • Mediavore
  • Empathy
  • Spam Warrior
  • Sculptor
  • Concierge
  • Pinata
  • Sponge
Article Six
Six Must have Traits of a Social Media Manger.
Traits are:
  • Experience with Multiple Platforms
  • Great Writing Skills
  • Thick Skin
  • Top-Notch Project Management Skills
  • An Analytical Brain That Understands the Big Picture
  • A Capacity and Eagerness to Learn.
As you can see by the traits listed by each of these articles a great Social Media Manager has to be a Super Person with a wicked set of skills good luck finding all of those in one person.  In the end like most things in business a team of people will be able to hit most of these traits but a single such person most of us could not afford to pay…as they could probably write their own ticket.

In Project Management terminology: 
The Project
  • Building a Foundation for a Social Media Network.
Deliverable (is the noun):
  • The Social Media Manager
Tasks (is a verb):
  • Read the content of the day’s activities
  • Each of the six articles has a slightly different slant.
  • Do you have some of the traits listed
  • Search for a Social Media Manager there must be two maybe three with all those traits.
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