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Discussion on: Tips for First 30-60-90 Days

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Brian Oblinger

My top 5 tips:

  1. Announce to everyone that you are here to fix their very broken company
  2. Establish dominance in all manner of communication and meetings
  3. If anyone disagrees with your plan on the basis of customer needs, just say "people don't know what they want until you show it to them."
  4. Set a 4,000% ROI target
  5. Ask for a promotion at the 60-day point

Just kidding (but seriously). Jocelyn's answers are great. Meet as many people as you can, learn about what they care about, and start to craft the story you're going to tell about how community can contribute to their goals.

Remember that you've probably forgotten more about community than anyone at that company will ever know. Go forth and GSD.

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Kerri Williams Author

Now I understand the eye rolls hehe :p. I do love a good ‘what not to do’ list. Thanks Brian!