They Didn’t Want To Talk To Each Other

(Richard Millington) #1

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Last year, one community manager in the accountancy sector mentioned their target audience didn’t want to talk to each other.

That’s pretty devastating to discover, but is it true?

If you drop a group of accountants in a room together will they sit alone and avoid eye-contact?

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(Jen Blanford) #2

What types of things would you suggest in terms of “dropping people in the same room?” I know that sometimes we will tag people in our community to chime in on various posts. We also will link to related topics. Any other ideas?

(Sarah Hawk) #3

I think in this context Rich was referring to the community as a whole as the room. i.e. if you get your concept right you’ll have a room full of people that want to talk.

That said, your question addresses another great aspect to the discussion – orienting people within the room and facilitating networking. Kinda like name tags.