I keep hearing about Kelly Corrigan. I hear about her, I take a few moments to read or listen, and then I am quite likely to pass on what I like or appreciate or respect about her.
This is the basis of word-of-mouth. And it’s word-of-mouth that creates buzz. And if you are an author, buzz is good.
When I like and respect someone. That’s it. I’m done. You’ve won me over. And I WILL tell people.
In reverse, when I lose respect for someone, I try to do it quietly. Not as something I might take away from Kelly Corrigan if she displeases me or ceases to impress me, for example.
For example, if Kelly Corrigan doesn’t friend me on Facebook, or respond the way I’d like in an e-mail, or pay attention to me whatsoever, I will continue to respect her. My respect is not conditional. I don’t use my admiration as weapon.
And I’m very choosy about the people I respect. Like friendship, my respect typically cures over time and then is fairly constant.
So, if I’ve just met you, especially online, and you want my respect. I hope you can stick around for awhile…because this is going to take some time.