January 22, 2015 by EmilyCRios
Trust can be a tricky thing especially when all contact and interaction is done online.
Steve Rayson has a formula for social media trust:
With this formula to determine trust you take Authority multiplied by Helpfulness multiplied by Intimacy and divided by Self Promotion. This formula is a great way to start in determining trust, but it does not take into account reliability, respect and consistency all of which are things that I look at when determining if I trust a person or organization on social media. For me trust is definitely more than just an equation, sometimes it’s just a gut feeling I get about a person.
A good portion of my my working life as been working in children’s programming and ministries and one of the leader’s in the area in my opinion is Ryan Frank. I first became familiar with Frank though Kidzmatter Magazine, which he is the CEO of, and have met him and heard him speak at several conferences.
When you hear Frank speak and even when you read his social media posts you can tell how passionate he is about equipping children’s ministry leaders with the tools to better their programs.
He frequently offers tips via his Twitter and Facebook profiles and he, along with his wife, recently launched a I Love Kidmin Facebook Group as a place for leaders to connect and interact with one another.
This Facebook along with varying bloggers on the Kidzmatter site illustrates the focus on community and getting different points of view and really trying to get people talking to one another.
The fact that I have heard Ryan Frank speak in person and is someone that people I work with refer to is another motivation for me trusting him because it adds a personal element to it instead of just relying on what he is posting.