The 10 Most Important Questions for Community Managers to Ask

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For community managers, knowing the right questions to ask is the key to success. Why? If you can crack the code on what community members want and need from each other – and from the organization – then your content and conversations are much more likely to drive engagement. Plus, if you can meet your executives’ business needs through the community, then you will have a champion in your corner and some truly powerful outcomes to report.

With that in mind, we created this infographic to help community managers ask the right questions and deliver the right results.

10 Questions Every Community Manager Should Ask

We developed this infographic because the community manager role has recently stepped into the spotlight. Your business is finally waking up to the reality that you hold valuable insight into customer relationships – and that puts you at the center of customer strategy development! After all, who knows more about what the customer wants and needs than someone who interacts with them on a daily basis?

Your role becomes more strategic and you are no longer defined by basic metrics such as number of new members or views on recent content shares. As community manager, you will be called upon to fulfill two distinct functions. First, you will be tasked with creating a digital experience where customers are interacting with each other and your organization. Second, you must enable the community to solve a business problem or accelerate a business process online.

It’s not an easy job. However, knowing the right questions to ask is often the first step on the journey to success. We hope this infographic helps!

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Vanessa DiMauro
Vanessa DiMauro is CEO of Leader Networks, a research and strategy consulting company that helps organizations succeed in social business and B2B online community building. DiMauro is a popular speaker, researcher and author. She has founded numerous online communities, and has developed award winning social business strategies for some of the most influential organizations in the world. Her work is frequently covered by leading publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

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