Networking is like dating - you have to build a connection/relationship first before
starting to push your product onto someone.” ~ Peg Fitzpatrick
directly into this quote in Arlington, Virginia this past week and it was a
slap in the face literally and figuratively.
you’ve been on TAPPI Connect recently or ever for that matter then you have
seen my face once, twice or fifty six times. I am the community manager of
TAPPI Connect and I want everyone to enjoy the platform as well as learn and
have a good user experience with it.
learned this past week however that I have not formally asked you all what you
would like to see more of on Connect.
to be able to post things that are relevant, fun and helpful to you. So with
that being said the TAPPI Connect team of managers will be working on a survey
for you to get warmed up, acclimated and introduced to Connect.
also love to hear how and why you got involved in your particular industry or
some sort of an introduction post so everyone will feel more comfortable before
diving right in. I know I am not the cannonball right in type. I am more of the
one toe at a time kind of person so no matter your personality or whether you are
brand new or one of the most active members that we greatly appreciate we want
to know what you want to get out of our whole social networking thing called
should make your job easier by staying in the loop, ahead of the curve and as a
way to relax and burn some steam so we want to hear from you. As you know it’s
all about you.
believe we all have that little voice inside that says “LOOK AT ME” and now you
have a place to give your input, advice or ask questions.
you are a mentor on the site or a mentee there is a place for you, but first we
all have to get our bearings about ourselves and pretend we are on a first date
with TAPPI Connect.
got to get to know each other a little bit before we become official.
the lookout for the new survey and discussion posts.
thinking you can make everyone happy is not a pragmatic approach but I am sure
going to try, all I want to do is make sure that TAPPI Connect is a place for
you to go to discuss technical matters, ask and answer questions, upload your
works but also have fun with valuable and engaging content from me and all