HTML formatting for email makes them so heavy! And harder for smartphone users to easily read them. Spam filters often block them, too. Try using plain text instead!
A Community of Practice brings together individuals who share a common profession. The group is a supportive place where people help each other by exchanging tips, best practices, and valuable resources. They also answer each other’s questions and offer emotional support.
Ready to create an email discussion group? You need 3 ingredients: an administrator, a listserve system, and …….people!
Should your list be a Q & A type? Or more like an open discussion? Check out both options before you decide!
What the heck is a “Listserv” anyway? It’s a way to privately communicate with a group via secure email. Think nurses, city managers, architects, your condo association, or extended family!
Start your group with some basic Guidelines. They don’t have to be complicated! Everyone will know what to expect and also what’s expected of them.
Are your discussion list emails drowning out your work and personal emails? Learn how to filter them using Outlook!
Communities don’t happen by chance. Community Managers MAKE them happen! But…..how exactly do they do that?
Are community members missing in action? Do they lurk but never participate? You can nag people but they won’t join in if they feel uncomfortable.
The human species has always loved sharing information. From drawing buffalo on cave walls to what they had for breakfast. But why do we do it?