The Dinner Party Analogy
Have you ever thrown a dinner party? It seems easy, right? Buy some food, invite some people, and it will be a huge success.
But it never is. You need to send invites early, find out if people are allergic to anything, follow-up individuals to remind people to come, stage the conversation once people come, start connecting friends that would fit, get good seating arrangements, put people apart who don’t like each other, move the meal through each stage, and then clean up at the end.
Yeah…kind of tiring, eh? I believe the art of community building is much like the art of a dinner party. GovLoop seems really easy right? Just get some food (technology) and invite some people (send email out) and then it will be huge hit.
I thought that originally as well. But I learned it is like a dinner party. It takes a lot of work to make that great dinner party.
But much like a great dinner party - it is all about the guests who make it. And GovLoop is about you.