As hard as it is to admit, we don’t know everything. Whether you’re looking for an innovative meeting format for your next event, recommendations on places to stay for a traveling speaking engagement, or simply a recipe for your housewarming party, it’s amazing how much you can learn by asking your peers.
In the “old” days, you’d call up a friend and ask for advice. These days, with the help of social media and the Internet, you can crowdsource wisdom from many sources.
Here are a few ways I’ve used to find advice from my peers using social media:
Facebook. When traveling somewhere that I’ve never been, I ask my Facebook friends for recommendations. The great thing about social media is that you can connect with people from all over the world. If I’m traveling to Austin, Texas, for an event, I can get feedback from people who live there as well as people all around the world who have traveled there. It gives me a really well-rounded view of hotels, places to eat and best practices when visiting the area.
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