Sep 28, 201712:46 PM#SocialBiz
with Spencer X. Smith
4 social media lessons from Donald Driver and speaking at the NYSE
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I was fortunate enough to run into Green Bay Packer legend Donald Driver at the LaGuardia airport in New York City last week.
Technically, we were both on a bus that was driving us to our plane on the tarmac (first time that’s ever happened).
Suddenly, there was a very familiar-looking guy standing next to me.
Me: “Donald, could I get a quick selfie with you? There’s no way I can’t ask you since you’re literally standing next to me.”
DD: “Of course.”
Me: “I really appreciate you being so gracious. Thanks for everything you do for the community, too.”
DD: “Thank you. It’s my pleasure.”
Unfortunately for Mr. Driver, apparently I was the only person on the bus who was comfortable saying something to him first. Just after that, the whole bus clamored for pictures.
Did Driver say, “No more pictures. I’m tired. Please just leave me alone?”
He realized this is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for everyone on that bus, and — true to his fantastic reputation — he accommodated everyone. And now I’m bragging about him to the In Business audience.
Next time you’re tired and don’t feel like being nice, know there are other people out there who are expected to be friendly 24/7. Donald Driver sets the bar for all of us.