Maz Nadjm | Social Media Professional
Maz Nadjm is a social media professional and Founding Director of SoAmpli, an award winning employee advocacy enterprise platform. The SoAmpli mission is to help employees become social media influencers. The objective is to encourage, measure and amplify co-workers’ social sharing. The SoAmpli idea came out of his previous work on SoMazi, a boutique consultancy that has been delivering global social media strategy and advocacy programs with over 11 years of experience. In 2012, Forbes named Nadjm as one of the world’s top 50 social media power influencers.
My Highlights | Life is family, so having my family and kids is my biggest personal highlight. With regards to my career, my biggest highlight is as of 13 years ago working in something that I really love and have passion for – and that is social media.
A Key Talent | One talent and strength of mine is my ability to be open-minded. When it comes to giving step-by-step advice on this, being open-minded means always learning, always understanding the other side, always understanding the challenges and then coming up with solutions, responses, and implementation as a result.
Principles I Live By | Being responsible, caring and having attention to detail.
Critical Skills I Develop | One critical skill I have learned is how to communicate with people and get them to understand where I am coming from and what ideas I have – explaining it all in a way that showcases the value I’m adding to their day-to-day life and work.
Dealing With Doubt | First, you’ve got to learn to live with fear. Experience and great teamwork brings confidence and that gradually and slowly reduces self-doubt. At all time, there is the question of “Am I on the right track? Is this a good idea?” call it a hunch, but if your experience tells you this is good, then go with it – having said that you can always gather great advisors around you that can help you polish your ideas.
Lessons I Have Learnt | It is not always about the best and most perfect idea; it is always about great execution. Collect people who care and who are knowledgeable around you to follow you on your journey.
Resources I Use To Stay Inspired | I’m a reader so on a daily basis I scan through around 200 blog posts, I also watch tech podcasts, however nothing beats talking to real human beings and in London, there are a number of great events where you hang out with other startup co-founders. This helps you stay on top, and most importantly learn how other people solve similar challenges to those you are experiencing.
The Best Advice I’ve Received | We live in a small world, so what goes around comes around.
The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | To have my product, SoAmpli, as one of the global leaders when it comes to employee advocacy.
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