30 Oct Dealing with difficult social media comments
Dealing with difficult social media comments as a business owner
In my work I am often discussing dealing with difficult social media comments as a business owner. If there’s one thing that we do for our businesses that can impact our mental health, that’s social media. I don’t think there are many business owners that can post with impunity. Almos all of us have some reservations about what might come back. That’s understandable. Sometimes we can be in a vulnerable position sharing our thoughts, feelings and stories. Even a non-personal post has the ability to backfire and affect your brand.
I recently ran this 40 minute workshop to look at just this subject. First, I explain what’s going on in our brains when we see a post or comment that feels threatening. Next, I talk through how we need to soothe ourselves to allow us access to the thinking part of our brain. Finally, we can then make a decision about how to respond, or not.
Moving on, I draw upon my fifteen plus years in PR and marketing. We look at the different types of posts and the possible responses. I share some advice about social media use in general, and how you can best protect your mental health whilst using it to promote your business.
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If you’ve been troubled by negative comments on your own social media, and think that some therapy may be useful, please feel free to reach out and book a zoom chat. You can do this here, or just email me here. Therapy can help entrepreneurs and employers look after their own mental health, and overcome life issues impacting on their business.