Know everything there is to know about online communities? Then keep walking.
The information I’m about to share is for those who want to learn more about developing authentic relationships with their online audiences. You know, actually get to know the people you serve in a real way.
When Jeni B. invited me to discuss Facebook Groups and other online communities on the Biz Mavens podcast, my own Facebook Group on the topic didn’t exist. It was the perfect nudge I needed to get the ball rolling on something that had been brewing within me for months. My passion for online communities is hard to contain – I practically evangelize the power of online communities to every blogger, speaker, writer, podcaster and author I encounter. They are a great way to build a team around your message AND to help you truly connect with the people you aim to serve. BUT they have to be done well. Done poorly and you end up hating life in one way or another. Worse, some community leaders find themselves resenting their audience. I want better than that for you. I want you to LOVE your people as much as they love you. I want serving them to bring you the same level of joy you bring to them.
And that’s what I talk about on the Biz Mavens podcast. Jeni B. is a superlative interviewer, helping me to deliver what really is a masterclass on the topic of thriving online communities. It’s worth an hour of your time to hear the answers to questions like:
- What’s the difference between free and paid groups?
- What is “good” group culture?
- Is creating a group right for you?
- How do you come up with consistent content for your group?
- How do you stand out?
But that’s not all you’ll hear. Because I’m me and, like Jeni, I believe in suiting up and showing up with my very best, I also share insights for communicators at all stages of community building and why guru culture is the worst. My hope is that you’ll listen to the podcast for yourself AND share it with someone you know who could benefit.
And at the end, if you decide you’re ready to take the plunge by creating your own online community, make sure to get the support you need by joining The Secret to Thriving Online Communities with me over on Facebook.Listen to online community evangelist Tonya Kubo talk about what makes for good and bad groups on the Biz Mavens podcast. Click To Tweet