Ah negative posts. We’ve all seen them. Do we all love them? Not so much. Do we all know how to deal with them appropriately? Also, maybe not so much. Here’s how you can handle each type of negative post.
A troll is known for deliberately posting inflammatory or irrelevant comments that can be harmful to the wider community reading those comments. It’s a good idea to monitor the post for any follow-up responses. Alternatively, the post can be deleted or hidden if there is any derogatory or vulgar language in the comment itself.
Misinformed posts are those posts which contain content that is inaccurate. These posts are generally regarding news and events. It’s a good idea to jump into the conversation and provide accurate information.
While it’s unfortunate that your unhappy client is expressing their feelings on a public domain, it’s important to provide a response to the individual with a solution to the problem. The general rule is to respond twice with the second response containing a phone number or e-mail address for the user to have a private discussion with you. This is your opportunity to shine and provide superb customer service to resolve the issue
Ranter or Rager
These types of posts generally come from someone who comments with the intent to cause a debate or stir the pot. The best solution is to monitor these posts with the hope that other social media users will provide a medium to create a healthy debate. If the user continues to fuel a debate with you, then follow the suggestion mentioned in the previous point.
Silence or lack of action is often not the best solution, especially on a public domain such as social media. While it may be tempting to block a user or delete a negative post or comment, you’re missing out on an opportunity to rise above.
Do you have any tips for managing a negative post? Share your them in the comments below!