With HuffPost Live launching on Monday, and a question brought up this week by Evan Hamilton ,of UserVoice, about how to find community members, what better time to look at this question with one of my fellow co-workers, Mat Yurow, the Social Media Editor at HuffPost Live. On this week’s community manager hangout, we’ll be discussing how you can find community members, whether you are just starting out, expanding your product offering or just growing your business. You can watch and join in our Google+ Hangout or follow and join the conversation on Twitter using #cmgrhangout
My Community Manager has been hosting the Community Manager Hangout on Google+ since January 24, 2012. We’ve never been afraid to push the envelope and try new things. We did it with the Community Manager UNconfernce, we did it with embracing all types of community managers, and we do it every Friday by combining a Google Hangout with a Twitter Chat!
Community Manager Hangout Questions:
Q1) What are different types of ways you can find new community members?
Q2) How do you make first contact with potential new community members?
Q3) What considerations do you need to make when introducing a new product to existing community?
Q4) Which tools do you use to research and, dare I say, prospect, for new community members?
Q5) If multiple people are reaching out to potential community members, what should you be cautious of?
Q6) How do you make new community members feel at home as soon as they arrive?
Q7) What other tips do you have for finding community members?
Community Manager Hangout on Friday will field questions and foster a conversation on Twitter while our guest, Mat Yurow and other community managers on Google+ will answer and respond. It’s our core mission to include as many people as we can while being a resource for community managers, those wanting to become community managers and companies hiring community managers. How does it work? Tim McDonald, founder of My Community Manager, will moderate the Google+ Hangout and Brandie McCallum will host the Twitter chat using the hashtag #cmgrhangout. If you have a question, you can post it on Twitter starting 30 minutes before the hangout begins at 2pm EDT on Friday and continue the conversation until it ends at 3pm EDT.
This week, we are looking for community managers or anyone working with community members. Leave us a comment below or find us on G+ and tell us. We’ll invite you on air for the hangout. You must have a Google+ account and be able to use a webcam. Interested in being part of the hangout? Join us on G+, Watch right here (starting at 2pm ET) or follow #cmgrhangout on Twitter.
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