Thursday, 28 June 2012

Esprit De Corps...

Group spirit. Group loyalty. A common bond. Morale. This is the essence of Esprit De Corps. You’ve seen it happen during the playoff season. You’ve experienced it watching the Olympics. It’s like this invisible thread that connects everyone with a vested interest in your cause or plan. And it’s the solid foundation of any strong relationship.

Esprit De Corps makes people indispensible. These people are the needles that thread through the fabric of ideas, share the news, innovate, experiment, and learn from their mistakes. They are the tweeters, sharers, bloggers, and cheerleaders who go the extra mile to open doors for others. Without group spirit there would be no heart in any community, business, or organization.
As an author in these changing times where you must build an online presence, create a platform, garner reviews, social network, guest blog, and a multitude of other marketing ploys, it’s tough to go it alone. In fact you can’t. Humans are social beasts. We need connection. We need to share. And we need a shot in the arm every now and then.

So the next time you find yourself on your favorite social network – go the extra mile and give someone a boost. Share their wares. Like their post. Tag their books. Tweet their stuff. Comment, friend, follow. Trust me — you’ll get it back in aces.

Oh, and in keeping with Esprit De Corps, please check Musa Publishing's About Us page to see how morale is built in the publishing world! Cheers!
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  1. You're the epitome of esprit de corps, Sharon. It's great to be able to encourage other authors. It really helps (especially since writing is such a solitary endeavor). Great post!

    1. Helping out others comes natural to me, Margaret! You give, you get - and I've gotten such wonderful support back from author peeps like you! Pat yourself on the back!

  2. I 100% agree with Margaret. Next to the Wiki explanation of 'esprit de corps' is a picture of you!
    A great reminder to get in involved on all the social networking sites. :-)

    1. Amaleen, you made me blush! Thanks for your lovely and supportive comment! Cheers!