by Guest Blogger, Lena West, Chief Social Media Strategist at xynoMedia
I can't believe I'm going to write about playing "hard to get" on a blog written by women, but here I am.
But, it's not what you think.
I posed a question on Twitter the other day that went something like this:
"If you always attend every industry/networking event, does that send the message that you have nothing better to do?"
There are two schools of thought here:
1) Some people think if you're everywhere, you're always accessible which makes seeing you and working with you that much less exciting or intriguing - attributes for which many clients will willingly pay more. (Don't shoot the messenger, you know it's true.)
2) And, then others feel, "How you could you NOT try to be everywhere?" The mere suggestion of "playing hard to get", to them, is akin to career suicide because you just never know where your next deal is going to come from.
It's like Stonehenge, crop circles and Area 51 - will this mystery ever be solved? Ok, maybe not exactly like that, but...