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🪴 How do you inspire organic conversations?

Have you ever felt out of your depth, like a fraud, and just guessed/bullshitted your way through the situation, petrified that at any time, someone was going to call you on it? - Mike-Cannon Brookes

The best way to encourage conversations is to entice curiosity. And how you do that is by offering content that the people would care about. Also, maintain a content calendar if possible. Another great way to start conversations naturally is by crowdsourcing ideas. Being asked about a certain topic that people would care about is a great way to facilitate engagement.

In 2018, I took a Udacity course in front-end web development and found the community managers to be stellar advocates who were really motivating. I was looking to break into tech, and got inspired and started applying for community-type jobs as a result. I landed my first gig at Khan Academy, where I led and managed volunteer groups for a year before moving onto Quora to oversee writer and power user programs, and am now doing the same at Retool. - Alina Din, Community Manager at Retool
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ve been thinking a lot about building community lately and what I&#39;ve come up with is this: Communities can&#39;t be built in a day. They start with a foundation of trust and faith that comes from continual authentic engagement, and then grow over time organically. The end.</p>&mdash; Tami Wood (@twoodpdx) <a href="">August 30, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

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