The social aspect of communications is one of the many reasons I was attracted to working in public relations. It’s also one of the many reasons why I love Twitter. I’ve attended many tweets up and happy hours simply to meet some of my favorite people. Heck, I even drove with Kate and TJ to visit some fabulous friends in Boston who at the time I only knew via Twitter.
It wasn’t until recently that I noticed an excessive amount of “word vomit,” the act of putting one’s foot in thy mouth, at these tweet ups and happy hours that made me second guess the information I divulge when first meeting someone. We may talk to each other every day but do we really trust each other? How much word vomit is just too much before others start judging? When networking or socializing with new friends here are some topics you may want to exclude: Continue reading