Conversations before community

It shouldn’t be community first.

That’s like defining a product upfront without any research.

Instead, it should be conversations first.

The conversations will lead you to the right thing.

It could be community, but also maybe something else.

And if it is community that you decide upon, you can be confident that conversations are the foundation of any good community.

Conversations lead to:

  • understanding
  • trust
  • stronger relationships
  • growth
  • being able to lead

👍🏼 Conversations first.

Community fatigue is real.

Every newsletter, product and course are shouting about having ‘community’.

Maybe just have community without making a big deal about it.

It should just be the norm where people have the expectation that it exists, but no obligation to join in.