Mark Miller (@EUSP) and I sat down virtually yesterday to talk about being a member of a community. The context was the SharePoint community, of course, but we tried to keep it general enough to apply to pretty much any type of community. IMO, the same basic ideas apply to being in charge of your neighborhood social committee, a member of Congress, a speaker on a circuit, or a contributor to the SharePoint community.
All it takes great content, and the willingness to realize that you will act like a moron from time to time. Oh, and a love of bacon, but that’s probably optional.
The video is part of a series Mark is doing called Community Building – Real World Stories. He’s already interviewed a few others, with more to come.
This is part of a series of talks on how community leaders became engaged with their communities: how they found the community, the process they went through to become part of the community and insights into how you can become more credible and visible in your industry.
Next time I should probably set up my Webcam a little less slanty.