I get a lot of emails from salespeople complaining that their bosses won’t let them use Facebook for business, or LinkedIn for business, or Tweet for business on the internet. That there’s all kinds of policies against social media and all kinds of lawyers telling them what you can do and what you can’t do.
Yes there’s government regulations if you’re in certain industries but there’s also bosses that are chicken. They don’t trust their people enough. They won’t give them an hours worth of time and say, “Ok, between 9 and 10 you can build your base of social media contacts.” All bosses that are against social media are the ones who don’t know how to use it. Why don’t you offer them a tutorial?