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Discussion on: I'd love to hear how you 'spotlight' members of your community!

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Rosemary ONeill

I have been noodling around the idea of a video-centric approach, like a "sizzle reel" inspired by The Penny Hoarder, who did one for their whole community: youtu.be/EiQqpb3ake8. They have this video displayed in the sidebar on their homepage (and they socially shared it when it was produced).

I think it would be fun to do the member of the month as a quick, short video, so it's shareable. The one drawback is that sometimes people are shy!

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Hannah Author

Thanks for sharing @rosemaryoneill - I think a video-centric approach would be great, like you say, dependent on shy-ness!

Would you just choose the Member of the Month or the member to spotlight yourself do you think? With your internal team?

What do you think of the idea of people nominating themselves for a member spotlight?

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Rosemary ONeill

I usually hand-pick, to avoid the discomfort of having to reject (or not highlight) someone who has nominated themselves. If you're hand-picking, too, people will still reach out to you behind the scenes anyway.