Do Real Life Relationships Trump Everything in Life, Business, and #SocialMedia? – #DadChat

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IRL is one of those acronyms we all use – In Real Life. What an odd notion in today’s mobile, smart-phone, DIS-connected world when so many of us rely on our tech vs. our personality. Is this best for us? Is this best for OUR KIDS? We have special co-host Tamara McCleary this Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET, to help us navigate real life. Do your kids play with friends outside? Do your teens actually use their phones to talk or just text (as my younger son does)? Do you rely on email or actually “pick up” the phone and call a friend, a colleague, your relatives, OR a business lead? How will this affect our kids’ lives, moving forward?

IRL and Social Media

Tamara McCleary - Relationship ExpertTamara McCleary is a national speaker, business performance specialist, writer, social media expert and relationship economist.  She has spoken to over 1,000 audiences and is ranked in the Top 1% of global Social Media Influencers.  Past clients include KPMG and U.S. Department of Defense.  Tamara speaks on the topics of team relationships, employee satisfaction and retention, the emerging relationship economy, social media, sales performance, customer service, customer acquisition and retention, entrepreneurship and more.  Tamara’s background includes, Director of Sales and Marketing for a successful national medical device company, as well as, sales and marketing achievements.  She was named Top Sales Achiever nationally three years in a row for a biotechnology firm before launching her own successful national consulting firm based out of San Francisco, California.  Tamara is the creator of the trademarked RelationShift® method, enabling individuals and businesses to improve virtually any relationship. Tamara changes lives and transforms businesses. Visit her website!

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~~ What is IRL – Real Life – and HOW does it affect our relationships? #DadChat Thursday

~~ @TamaraMcCleary – Relationship EXPERT – talks to #DadChat about real life relationships and #SocialMedia tomorrow!

~~ Do your kids live IRL or virtually? Do You? Let’s talk #RELATIONSHIPS tonight at #DadChat with @TamaraMcCleary

This week’s #DadChat Transcript

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  • Ted Rubin

    No, all relationships have value if nurtured and real 🙂

    • Bruce Sallan

      @ted_rubin:disqus – WE know that but do our kids, our associates, the addicted2tech peeps? Hope you’ll pop in to #DadChat Thursday if you can, Ted!

  • Stan Faryna

    There is no difference between the online and offline relationship. Transactions, interaction and protocol will vary according to the context, sincerity and social skills of the participants.

    At the heart of the drama of human relationships is our human need to give and receive – love, honor and assistance. We live up to that unspoken and unwritten imperative as best we can. Or not.

    Our behavior, online and offline, reflects on the content of our character. And what is in our heart. Good or evil. Or both.

    • Bruce Sallan

      So well said (written) @faryna:disqus – I hope we’ll see you tonight at #DadChat !!!

  • David Weber

    For me personally, the most satisfying relationships I have had that were constructed solely by and through technological mediation have never been as satisfying as the most satisfying ones constructed primarily by and through face-to-face communication.

    That said, I can recall some relationships I constructed technologically that were more satisfying than some constructed IRL.

    • Bruce Sallan

      @disqus_dU5ulU60s7:disqus – not to reveal any of your oh-so-dark SECRETS, but you do have some history there! We’ve maintained a LIFE-LONG friendship primarily through snail mail, exchanged tape cassettes, and now email and cellphone calls. I see you – if I’m lucky – only every few years IRL!

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