One of the Convention’s keynote presentations was given by Sam Richter, a speaker and author based in Minnetonka, MN. Richter discussed managing your reputation on the Internet and how what you say, and what others say about you, can become your reputation. He offered tips for controlling the message that people see when they research your name on the Internet.
Richter also wrote an article for the 2nd Quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal titled “What You Say Online IS Your Reputation.”
“What makes Web 2.0 so dangerous is that you can not only share information and distribute it on a global scale without the benefit of an editor, but worse, what you say online can be archived and searchable by anyone—forever. One online mistake can theoretically haunt you for the rest of your life,” says Richter.
Richter offers advice to live by before posting anything online or sending an email or text. Before pressing “send” or “post,” ask yourself if you would be embarrassed if what you have written was the lead headline in tomorrow’s newspaper. If the answer is yes, then you should not hit send. He calls this the Wall Street Journal Test.
To learn more about controlling your online presence and reputation, read the entire article on The MHEDA Journal Online.
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