Hey all! So, some of you may know but I'm moving to Chi for a new job & things have been crazy to say the least. That said, I'd unfortunately have to cancel today's chat until things settle and a new chat day/time is set (given responsibilities w/new gig). If someone would like to guest-host, that'd be great. Otherwise, I'll keep everyone posted :)
Just an FYI, given the Thanksgiving holiday, we'll be taking this Friday off for CmtyChat and starting back up on Friday Dec. 4th. Enjoy the holidays and if you don't celebrate, enjoy the rest of the week! :)
Q4: November 13, 2009 - A question for the community here. Where do YOU want to see this group evolve to? What opportunities do you feel CmtyChat has to further expand and reach out to more CMs and those wanting to just learn more about community management?
Q3 : November 13, 2009 - Being that it's Friday the 13th, let's hear some horror stories. What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as a CM but also, how did you overcome those obstacles? (suggestion by Tanya McGinnity)
Q2: November 13, 2009 - With some businesses slowly shifting their internal culture and how they run their biz towards the way of this social web (re: P2P social business: http://thebrandbuilder.wordpress.com/2009...), how will CMs have to adjust to these shifts? Where will their skills/roles evolve to with this change in how businesses function?
Q1: November 13, 2009 - Living in a social economy where a company's every move is seen/heard, there are org's that have communities who don't necessarily believe in them. How can these co's/CMs bridge this trust gap? What steps do they need to take and where do they start?
Q4/WRAP-UP: November 6, 2009 - Share your best community resources (not necessarily jobs/job boards - re: competition ;) that can be valuable to people who are on the hunt. (Only if you feel comfortable doing so)
Q3: November 6, 2009 - Wise words always tell us to network before we need our community. What if you're late to the game, how can you connect with likeminded individuals while gaining value in your search - without the ME mentality?
Q2: November 6, 2009 - Competition. There's TONS of it out there now. How transparent and open should you be with your communities about your search, companies you're contacting, etc. - without feeling like you've tipped others in the process.
Q1: November 6, 2009 - We've seen the job search evolve greatly given new technologies and networks that we have access to today. How can communities help out CMs (and the like) get back on their feet?
WELCOME: November 6, 2009 - Welcome folks to this week's CmtyChat! Can't believe it's November already but it's a great time of year. Feel free to introduce yourself, what you do, and how we can help you.
WRAP UP: October 30, 2009 We’re coming to the end of the hour…thanks for the good tips on how small businesses can use social media. As social media goes more ‘mainstream’, more small businesses will be faced with how to devote their precious few resources to drive business, so this will be the next big problem to solve in our industry. Thank you...
Q3: October 30, 2009: Given a budget of say...$50K per year to invest in social media programs, (including time/salary) how would you recommend a small business invest it? (community platform, blog, viral contests, anything else?)
RANDOM: October 30, 2009: Hello, and welcome to Community Chat! I’m Mark Williams, a senior community manager at LiveWorld and I’m filling in for Bryan Person today. Please take moment to introduce yourself, and suggest topics for future #CmtyChat discussions.
TODAYS TOPIC: Roughly two-thirds of all businesses in the US have 10 or fewer employees. Let's examine how they might (or might not) use social media to grow their business. As a precurser to the questions...do YOU work for a small business? How much time do you devote daily to professional social media use?
PREVIEW: October 30, 2009: LiveWorld senior community manager Mark Williams will host this week's CmtyChat, starting at 1:00pm Eastern. Topic is "Social Media for Small Business." Hope you can join us!
WRAPUP: October 23, 2009: We've just about come to the end of our appointed hour. A quieter conversation this week, but still plenty of good nuggets. Many thanks to Connie Bensen for kickstarting the discussion and to *you* for participating! See you next week starting at 1:00pm EDT.
Q5: October 23, 2009: Let's discuss Thomas Knoll's comment: "It seems everyone agrees that CMs should create goals. But, not many examples of goals/measurements people use. Is it because they are difficult to communicate? Or because no one really measures? Too much voodoo?"
Hi! Thanks for joining us for CmtyChat this Friday. Feel free to introduce yourselves here, The topic I've chosen is Culture shift required. Let's talk about the internal culture required for comm mgrs to be successful.