A 100-Point Checklist for Social Interactions

From the most amazing connections you can make, to the weirdest and most inappropriate question asked in public, here is a 100-point checklist on social interactions:

  1. step into the conversation realizing that not everything needs to be more dramatic online
  2. be alright with the idea that relationships may be temporary
  3. don't let judgment guide the next step all the time
  4. share experiences, in moderation
  5. use multimedia for learners and readers with different styles/preferences
  6. use your content and smarts to build something
  7. become a secret ally to strangers (makes it easier to get to know them)
  8. care
  9. help your readers, audience, users, customers be the hero
  10. learn by doing
  11. learn to learn
  12. listen and ask questions
  13. appreciate the context in which the conversation is happening
  14. keep learning
  15. participate with sincerity and abandon
  16. connect others
  17. take responsibility
  18. resist copying in favor of being
  19. liberate your inner fan
  20. challenge your assumptions
  21. be ready to change your mind with new evidence
  22. think community, see yourself in it
  23. collaborate
  24. develop opportunities with others
  25. stay curious
  26. disarm with authenticity
  27. keep an open heart… and mind
  28. provide a way for others to find people with like interests
  29. build interaction in your conversations
  30. stay hungry
  31. stay offline when you're tired or argumentative
  32. dream, think, do
  33. facilitate conversations
  34. prototype ideas
  35. invent possibilities
  36. use engagement to accelerate learning
  37. brag about the products and services your customers provide
  38. be a champion
  39. observe more, judge less
  40. make stuff happen
  41. build confidence
  42. choose teaching over winning
  43. open communication lines
  44. prefer understanding
  45. keep your promises
  46. build an extra mile on someone else's runway
  47. laugh more, especially about yourself
  48. be courageous
  49. stay with it through the thick and thin
  50. tell bold stories
  51. respect private
  52. find a cause for the fire in your belly
  53. be original, be yourself
  54. celebrate
  55. want less, do more
  56. become the person you'd like to be
  57. stay soft on people even when hard on issues
  58. appreciate the small gestures, they are a big deal
  59. communicate more, when in doubt
  60. amaze yourself
  61. recognize talent
  62. take more walks
  63. connect because you want to, not because you feel you have to
  64. discover and highlight worthy projects
  65. appreciate the power of silence
  66. move when you think
  67. thank often and liberally
  68. be patient
  69. encourage exploration
  70. make your writing a work of art
  71. find and give inspiration
  72. practice what you preach
  73. be flexible
  74. credit good ideas
  75. break down elitist walls
  76. step out of formulas
  77. reinvent joy
  78. earn your stripes
  79. face your responsibilities
  80. recognize and celebrate differences
  81. learn to act from experience
  82. invest in building
  83. appreciate success as a long term process
  84. know your values
  85. work with others, it's not a competition
  86. make someone's day
  87. put people first
  88. read more, react less
  89. know your limits
  90. choose joy
  91. experiment
  92. adjust
  93. be ready to be surprised
  94. get to know your peers
  95. accept kindness
  96. know you make a difference
  97. forget the numbers, you count
  98. let others opt in
  99. set a good example
  100. shape your industry, support your community, thank your readers

The highly capable people, the "power users", are not those who mastered the tools, those who make perfect, know all the answers, and tower over it all.

The power users are those who elevate others.

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Valeria is an experienced listener. She designs service and product experiences to help businesses rediscover the value of promises and its effect on relationships and culture. She is also frequent speaker at conferences and companies on a variety of topics. Book her to speak here.