Connecting Online and IRL with Morgan Barnhart

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 | 6 comments

One of the things I noticed right away when I started my business was that it was much easier to be outgoing and social online than it was in real life. I could do things at my own pace, sit back and watch for a while before jumping in, and I generally felt in control. Contrast that to a live social situation where anything can happen – I could forget someone’s name, draw a blank when someone asks me a question or spill my drink on a new acquaintance when I go to shake their hand.

I’ve learned over the years that I’m not alone. There are lots of introverts who describe themselves as extroverts online, and introverts IRL, or in real life. It makes us start to wonder, “who am I really?” The truth is that both are true, unless you’re going over-the-top online and taking on a new voice, brand or personality. I became curious about how introverts could leverage the power and relative comfort of social media to form stronger off-line relationships. My guest, Morgan Barnhart of Sociable Boost, gives us some insights to help us bridge the divide.

 

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12 comments
abh4
abh4

@MorganBarnhart great job on the podcast! Wanted to share a great article about introverts: https://t.co/GyYccdW3 #IdEngageWithYouIRL ;)

abh4
abh4

@MorganBarnhart great job on the podcast! Wanted to share a great article about introverts: https://t.co/GyYccdW3 #IdEngageWithYouIRL ;)

MorganBarnhart
MorganBarnhart

Thank you for posting this, Beth! I had a great time in the interview and the more I listen to it, the more I sound really nervous. LOL I promise I'm a lot more knowledgeable than what is heard in this podcast, haha. :) Thanks again for interviewing me!

MorganBarnhart
MorganBarnhart

Thank you for posting this, Beth! I had a great time in the interview and the more I listen to it, the more I sound really nervous. LOL I promise I'm a lot more knowledgeable than what is heard in this podcast, haha. :) Thanks again for interviewing me!

introvertcoach
introvertcoach

@blufreelance_ Thanks for the podcast sharing! :-) Morgan's great!

introvertcoach
introvertcoach

@blufreelance_ Thanks for the podcast sharing! :-) Morgan's great!

demik3
demik3

Great podcast! I have to listen to again when I can pay complete attention. As much as I love the Internet, i find social media gets way overwhelming for me. It's too much thrown at me at once. I end up ignoring it which is not good for my blog so I appreciate the advice in the podcast.

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demik3
demik3

Great podcast! I have to listen to again when I can pay complete attention. As much as I love the Internet, i find social media gets way overwhelming for me. It's too much thrown at me at once. I end up ignoring it which is not good for my blog so I appreciate the advice in the podcast.

blufreelance_
blufreelance_

@introvertcoach That s ok Beth! I just subscribed keep it 4 smart break every week end ;-) Thks for the follow as well - Love your work!

blufreelance_
blufreelance_

@introvertcoach That s ok Beth! I just subscribed keep it 4 smart break every week end ;-) Thks for the follow as well - Love your work!

MorganBarnhart
MorganBarnhart

 @demik3 Hiya! :) Glad you enjoyed what you were able to listen to. Social media can definitely be overwhelming but it certainly doesn't have to be. There are a lot of techniques to overcome information overload and get engaged more. If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me and let me know. :) Hope you're having a great week! 

MorganBarnhart
MorganBarnhart

 @demik3 Hiya! :) Glad you enjoyed what you were able to listen to. Social media can definitely be overwhelming but it certainly doesn't have to be. There are a lot of techniques to overcome information overload and get engaged more. If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me and let me know. :) Hope you're having a great week!