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Tips on Right Way To Begin A Chat with Social Media User for the First Time
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Tips on Right Way To Begin A Chat with Social Media User for the First Time

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Have you thought about the right way to begin a chat with a social media user for the first time?

Have you sent a message to a social media user without a response?

Probably you simply sent a “Hi” and was expecting a response but none come.

To send a “Hi” or “Hy’ or” Hello” or “Hey” as first time message to a social media user or as a text message and be expecting a response is not right. Most busy people will not respond to such a message. Some will even find it disrespectful or rude. Yes!

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How then can you send a message to a user you wish to connect with on social media and most likely get a reply?

The right way to begin a chat with a social media user for the first time is to introduce yourself and be friendly. In introducing yourself, choose your words carefully.

You can start by mentioning something you have in common or something interesting you noticed on their profile.

It’s important to be respectful and genuine in your approach. Don’t over rate yourself and don’t over praise the user!

Avoid being too pushy or invasive, and always be mindful of the other person’s boundaries.

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In a nutshell, here are the five tips for you on right way to begin a chat with a social media user for the first time:

  1. Personalize your message: Take the time to look at the person’s profile and find something you have in common or something interesting to mention in your initial message.
  2. Be friendly and approachable: Start the conversation with a friendly greeting and a positive tone to make the other person feel comfortable.
  3. Keep it brief and to the point: Avoid sending long, detailed messages in your first chat. Keep it short and simple to make it easy for the other person to respond.
  4. Ask open-ended questions: Encourage the other person to engage in the conversation by asking open-ended questions that require more than a simple yes or no answer.
  5. Respect their boundaries: Be mindful of the other person’s privacy and boundaries. If they don’t respond or seem uninterested, don’t push for a conversation. Respect their decision and move on.
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Hopefully these tips helps you get better responses as you seek to contact a social media user for the first time.

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Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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