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Discussion on: How do you present your members?

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Hi! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your insights. Great points! We're running some tests and trying to showcase our members via short interviews. Something similar to Creator Guild Spotlight, even though less profound.


As for offline communities, here's what works on my end (running a local community of entrepreneurs working within creative industries):

  1. I ask them to bring an object related to the story they will hear via the fireside chat (interview) and talk about them. It's a great way to make room to share something valuable and spark new conversations. They feel seen.

  2. When we turned one, we made a physical wall of fame for all the believers in the community, aka people who attended most of our events or contributed in various ways (spread the word, lent a hand with venues, etc.). They felt they matter.

  3. I personally facilitate connection via networking, and I publish the testimonials I receive after each edition (I encourage long-formats rather than surveys) and share more context about the guys writing them. It's not just nice words.

In the long run, I would like to write some essays about the members of the community I'm running. Since the community's core is around sharing powerful stuff about what it's like to be a creative entrepreneur, with all the dilemmas, fears, anxieties, and such, I would love to tackle such essays in an in-depth format.🤞

One of the main advantages that help me have these strong bonds is that most members return to the events, so they get to know each other and feel more comfortable. This makes the entire experience memorable.

I hope it helps. 🌞