Community Kick off

Hey there;

At long last we’re having a get together of folks interested in the space I’m working on at a local restaurant that’s helping get this going. It’s an afternoon of working in their space, followed by a “meet & greet” where I’ll share a vision for what we’re building, share preliminary membership levels and amenities, and solicit feedback. Then, we’re welcome to hang out and eat / imbibe together.

Any thoughts on how to make thins first connection the best it can be? Event is next Tuesday 3/28, http://hinesburghub-kickoff.eventbrite.com

Thanks!

Kindly,
Wayne Maceyka
Hinesburg, VT
Renewable Energy / Sustainability
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Hey Wayne - looks like this is happening *as we speak! *I’d love to know how it’s going right now :slight_smile: if you get this during the meetup…report back!

Your schedule for the day looks awesome. I especially like how you specifically carved out time for people to share a bit about themselves. Especially for these early gatherings, that can be SUPER valuable, just for people to discover what they have in common. Professional bits are good but it’s also good to get people talking about stuff besides work. Favorite music, favorite spot to go in town, etc etc.

Also, something I always wish we did more of when “in motion” - take pictures! Candid stuff, group photos, selfies, whatever’s fun :slight_smile:

Hope your day with new friends rocks!

-Alex

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On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:46 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Hey there;

At long last we’re having a get together of folks interested in the space I’m working on at a local restaurant that’s helping get this going. It’s an afternoon of working in their space, followed by a “meet & greet” where I’ll share a vision for what we’re building, share preliminary membership levels and amenities, and solicit feedback. Then, we’re welcome to hang out and eat / imbibe together.

Any thoughts on how to make thins first connection the best it can be? Event is next Tuesday 3/28, http://hinesburghub-kickoff.eventbrite.com

Thanks!

Kindly,
Wayne Maceyka
Hinesburg, VT
Renewable Energy / Sustainability
HinesburgHUB HinesburgHUB - Coworking+
visit my blog Blog - (un)Sustainable Comments
let's connect on LinkedIn Connect with LinkedIn
Bainbridge Graduate Institute - Changing Business for Good Sustainable MBA
Mobile: 802-585-0909

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Hey Wayne, congrats!
Some quick thoughts:
1. Listen listen listen! Get to know people and really pay attention to what they have to say. Read notes from How to Win Friends and Influence People on this.
2. Have fun! The main objective here is for people to want to do this again.
3. Keep expectations reasonable. How many people show up simply gives you information you can use to adjust your plans going forward. Zero people is a hint you may need to change your approach or that the need simply isn’t there (unlikely but possible!).
One person or more and you have found people who are so ready to try this thing that they’re willing to take a chance on something new.
This means they could be not just potential members, but potential collaborators, partners, investors, supporters, or just plain big fans.
Get to know these people well and keep an eye out for ways to expand the emotional ownership of the project!
4. Have a follow-up in mind. Either have the next date and location ready, or a follow-up email (collect everyone’s emails, always) to solicit suggestions on next steps.

Tony

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On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:53 AM [email protected] wrote:

Hey there;

At long last we’re having a get together of folks interested in the space I’m working on at a local restaurant that’s helping get this going. It’s an afternoon of working in their space, followed by a “meet & greet” where I’ll share a vision for what we’re building, share preliminary membership levels and amenities, and solicit feedback. Then, we’re welcome to hang out and eat / imbibe together.

Any thoughts on how to make thins first connection the best it can be? Event is next Tuesday 3/28, http://hinesburghub-kickoff.eventbrite.com

Thanks!

Kindly,
Wayne Maceyka
Hinesburg, VT
Renewable Energy / Sustainability
HinesburgHUB - Coworking+
visit my blog Blog - (un)Sustainable Comments
let's connect on LinkedIn Connect with LinkedIn
Bainbridge Graduate Institute - Changing Business for Good Sustainable MBA
Mobile: 802-585-0909

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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And a big +1 to Alex’s suggestion of taking pictures. Even just one really good group photo can make a huge difference!

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On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Tony Bacigalupo [email protected] wrote:

Hey Wayne, congrats!
Some quick thoughts:
1. Listen listen listen! Get to know people and really pay attention to what they have to say. Read notes from How to Win Friends and Influence People on this.
2. Have fun! The main objective here is for people to want to do this again.
3. Keep expectations reasonable. How many people show up simply gives you information you can use to adjust your plans going forward. Zero people is a hint you may need to change your approach or that the need simply isn’t there (unlikely but possible!).
One person or more and you have found people who are so ready to try this thing that they’re willing to take a chance on something new.
This means they could be not just potential members, but potential collaborators, partners, investors, supporters, or just plain big fans.
Get to know these people well and keep an eye out for ways to expand the emotional ownership of the project!
4. Have a follow-up in mind. Either have the next date and location ready, or a follow-up email (collect everyone’s emails, always) to solicit suggestions on next steps.

Tony

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Next mastermind group for new space owners kicks off in April! Learn more

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:53 AM [email protected] wrote:

Hey there;

At long last we’re having a get together of folks interested in the space I’m working on at a local restaurant that’s helping get this going. It’s an afternoon of working in their space, followed by a “meet & greet” where I’ll share a vision for what we’re building, share preliminary membership levels and amenities, and solicit feedback. Then, we’re welcome to hang out and eat / imbibe together.

Any thoughts on how to make thins first connection the best it can be? Event is next Tuesday 3/28, http://hinesburghub-kickoff.eventbrite.com

Thanks!

Kindly,
Wayne Maceyka
Hinesburg, VT
Renewable Energy / Sustainability
HinesburgHUB HinesburgHUB - Coworking+
visit my blog Blog - (un)Sustainable Comments
let's connect on LinkedIn Connect with LinkedIn
Bainbridge Graduate Institute - Changing Business for Good Sustainable MBA
Mobile: 802-585-0909

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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