LinkedIn Group or Facebook Group, it's all the same when it comes to successful managing and moderating.
The number of on-line communities managed by our team is growing.
Our Moderators and Managers are gaining in expertise and continue to endeavour to bring an intelligent and balanced approached to the task.
If you need help to grow your on-line community, to manage and moderate the content, TO NURTURE AND VALUE YOUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, we'll bring our expertise to your assistance.
We are proud to say that Virtual Assistants in Wales has been working in partnership with Next Dimension Media for almost two years on a project that has built a very large and successful global on-line community of IT professionals.
The project is sponsored by The Oracle Corporation one of the largest world-wide providers of IT software. It is the perfect place for listening in to what discerning professionals are thinking and saying about all sorts of diverse IT related issues and topics.
It allows members to get inside the heads of the broader community who are thinking about wide-ranging issues such as Broadband speed, 'Cloud' take-up, MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) qualification, Mobile Comms, Green IT and many, many more stimulating topics.
What we have contributed is a sound structure for the management of these on-line communities – did I mention a second specialist group kicked off in September 2011 as a direct result of the successful 1st group, and I can also report that a third specialist group launched early in the Spring 2012.
Our Virtual Assistants are managing and moderating a world-wide membership base approaching 30,000 professionals in the IT industry and Retail Sales sector.
We deliver this two-tier system as a combined package, or independently if the need is for 'just management' or 'just moderation'.
Dave, a Director at Next Dimension Media and Wordzone, reveals the secrets to successful management of social media groups for those considering setting up, let's say a LinkedIn Group, but the same is most definitely true of a Facebook or a Ning Community.
Unless you are realistic about the groundwork that has to be done in setting up the group, and the professional standards adopted in moderating, managing and nurturing the group, it just won't bring the required results. It doesn't happen over-night!
ON-LINE COMMUNITIES TAKE TIME TO NURTURE
THE VALUE OF MODERATORS
The work we carried out in The Business Technology Forum on LinkedIn over the last 12 months, was recently nominated in the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards, 29th November 2011 .
Our work gained notable recognition in the Social Media industry by being placed second.
Make contact with @LadyBizBiz on Twitter if you need advice about strengthening the management of your online community.