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Encourage members to welcome new members

Encourage members to welcome new members, by introducing new members yourself to get the ball rolling. Put a link to each new member's profile in a broadcast message along with a brief description of the new member.

Suggest that members to welcome new members by posting a comment on their profiles or by sending friend requests with a personal message.

 

Here's an email that I recently sent to my group. You can modify it to suit your network.

 

- - - - Example Broadcast Message - - - -

New Members

New Members are constantly joining ProGuildsocial.com -- please welcome them!

You can do that by posting a comment on their profile or by sending a Friend Request.

Be sure to add a personal message when sending a Friend Request.

 

Steve Hall -- Intelligent, funny, busy. Steve enjoys Live Concerts. Travel. Dancing. Motorcycles Runs. Auto Shows.Roller Coaster Rides, Table Dancing, Strawberrys & Whipcream, MotorCycle Ride.Pizza & Beer.- - - -

 

Lisa Thompson, sweet, nice, friendly Lisa enjoys going to the movies, reading, hanging out w/friends,going out to dinner and a movie.

 

Chandra Flores -- pretty, thick, and brown

Chandra enjoys dancing, tennis, bike riding, laying by the water with a good book to read or good company, walking,and traveling, going to the beach on date with a picnic basket full of tasty treats, toys(for example, Hula Hoop, Frisbee). 

 

Shontae -- Funny, Sweet, and Large & Lovely.
Shontae enjoys live music/concerts, the beach on a sunny day, and day trips to new places and/or festivals.On a date, she likes to relax, be herself, and just have fun.

 

Matt Vega -- fun exciting witty loves photography and editing as well as taking walks and spending time with people 

 

Latoya -- Fun, Funny, Fantastick

Latoyya enjoys dancing and singing

 

Loyd -- adventurous, self-assured, intelligent

She enjoys having some fun times with another adult, making new friends, and exploring new places/interests.
On a date she likes doing something out of the ordinary.- - - -

 

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To help you members understand how to send friend requests and post comments, you might want to make a video with voice over.  A free program for making such videos is available from 

http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ -- here's a video that I made for my members.

http://www.proguildsocial.com/video/sending-private-messages-to

 

To your success.

Phil Seyer

Director of Professionals Guild

925-eight-eight-eight-4392

 

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  • GOOD ONE !

  • You can customize the welcome message that Ning currently sends to new members. I customize the message and invite new members to visit the welcome page online.
  • Another related idea: Take a screen shot of new members using snagit or another application.  Then say something like:

     

    Here are some of our new members: Please welcome them by posting a comment or their page or sending them a private message.  To send a private message, send a friend request and include a personal message along with your friend request. 

  • Agreed
  • I can see you point for Networks that aren't 'social networks' Vouthynar, but for sites such as ours we like the more personal touch..
  • How about Ning creates something that automates the Creator's Welcome to a New Member, and automatically says Happy birthday on a member's wall.  Include a mass wall post ability from the Creator (because we won't spam our own site), oh and a better chatroom.  But this is a great post though, but I'm paying $500 a year for automations I need, not what Ning thinks I need.
  • We always 'share' the new members page with other members, that way they can click on the link and go straight to their page to welcome them in.. I like the idea of the follow up questionnaire Cuba, might use that or something like it...
  • Hey Cuba,

    That's a simple awesome idea. Best one I've heard. Thanks for sharing it!

  • We have been doing this for years and we also follow up with a questionnaire to new members after their first month to see what problems they are having, likes, dislikes, etc

     

    www.dpfamily.org

    where the dogs to the barking and the people do the typing........

  • thank you for comments, it would also help to view this post from swurv http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/help-us-free-our-members-from

     

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