said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Happy New Year Everyone! I would like to thank all those who are contributing to this thread. Knowing what is appropriate to share here at the SME Networking Club is important to all of us. We want to be here, and a part of this amazing journey.
This is my message to those who are here who feel the need to promote what you have to offer. ”Do you want to know how to get our interest so we do want to see what you have to offer? Start participating in the SME Networking Club Forums. Let us see how you help other people to find solutions. If we like what we see, we will contact you! If you want to get to know us better, or think you can benefit our business, take the time to friend us, and/or start commenting on the threads we are on so that we notice you. You can be sure we are all watching the forums to see what you have to share. If you want to contact us about business, send us a message. A real message that looks like you might want to connect with us, instead of just your ad message.”
Thank you Michael @mike-stelzner for your patience as we all come to an understanding about the issues of “spamming”.
Robin @atlantarobin. You made many interesting points in this thread. Thank you. The SME Networking Club is like ”Candy Land” to some of the marketers here. They see so many possibilities for people to do business with. However, those who are already pitching what they have to offer, seem to have forgotten that most of us who are here have been in marketing for a while. When these marketers pitch us in a message, or on the forum, we roll our eyes and feel a little sick in our stomachs. We do not know these people. Since we do not know, like or trust them, we find their messages spammy and unprofessional.
Later you mentioned “Also, because I so liked the answer to your question, may I ask what SME’s policies are on quotes, attribution, citations etc. regarding materials, resources, member writings in forums, SME writings, etc.? I like writing narratives that visually illustrate problem-solution situations for readers. I have an idea in my head right now and would like to quote the answer you wrote about contextual relevance above. What are your writer’s guidelines for using source materials here? What’s allowed and what’s not allowed?” Did you get the answer you needed?
We have one last question that has not been answered yet. What do you think about posting affiliate links? From Mary @themusclediva
Thank you for contributing to this thread. Stefanie @stefaniefrank, Shantel @shantelturner-collins, Jo @jomartin, @warrenveach, @amyhallbiz and @pronoya
Please feel free to keep asking your questions about what is acceptable to share. This is the perfect opportunity for all of us to make a difference in what happens here at the SME Networking Club.