I’m a huge fan of “lessons learned” blogposts. The people writing them tend to be willing to reveal a vulnerable side of themselves, giving us an opportunity to empathize as well as learn, seeing ourselves reflected in their honesty. This piece is no exception. Mimi's advice is spot-on, whether you’re giving a talk in the near future or simply considering the possibility.
Looking for more public speaking advice? This question sparked one of the best discussions that I’ve seen in a while. Be sure to check it out!
Many of my clients struggle to set specific metrics for their teams, instead choosing to create broad goals that don't translate well to specific strategies or proving the value of the team. This blogpost from FeverBee digs into why this "umbrella target" viewpoint is a dangerous way to approach metrics, as it often results in clunky, confusing goals that aren't easily executed. Instead, by focusing on precise targets, teams are able to set specific metrics which will in turn yield the biggest results.
We all know that having a good content strategy can make a big difference in engaging your technical audience, but how do we know what exactly makes content "good"? Sarah Robinson-Yu's latest blogpost walks through 5 different tips on writing successful and engaging content.
So often when we're struggling to build a successful online community, we point to the tools or the processes as the problem rather than looking inward and seeking advice on how to level up our own skills. In this blogpost, Richard Millington talks about how to upgrade your skills as well as the skills of your coworkers in addition to setting expectations for the community members.
Being a one-person DevRel or Community team is a real problem in the tech industry. According to the Community Roundtable's recent research, 34% of community managers are a team of one.
So what do you do when you need additional support? Tirza Austin suggests that we should engage the entire organization. By training your coworkers and showing them how valuable conversations with the community can be, you'll be able to delegate some of your work while at the same time ramping up excitement for community building internally. Read more about how she encourages you to approach these conversations and use them to establish value within your organization.