I was pleasantly surprised by the responses to my original post.
It would seem there is a hankering for the days of the forum after all...
I posted on facebook at the same time and only received one response.
I feel this channel could be undergoing a renaissance?
Debut 4sight - how did it go in the end?
So, thanks again for the tips you provided. Although I wasn't going to debut my life story..I did start by talking about my Lincolnshire roots.
People seemed to respond well to my attempt at humour and it got off to a good start. I appointed a timekeeper to stay on track, inspired by my days at Toastmasters. I was concerned about going off on a massive tangent, thankfully managed to keep to my original plan.
Gave quite a few insights about current marketing trends and then some questions to help when allocating a marketing budget.
I got positive feedback and felt like I conquered my first 4sight nerves.
If you're still reading...
I have another question that I'm curious about your opinion...
For those who have been in business for a long time...what keeps you motivated on your journey?
At times of both success and disappointment, what has helped you keep your feet on the ground?
I am inspired by your positiveness abou a renaissance and I would like to think that is the case. There is a problem however in that 4Networking members have been promissed a new web site with it its arrival as far back as Spring 2017 but delays and more delays have meant it has not materialised.
I believe that the forum that exists currently will not be in a new web site so a renaissance is great but 4Networking when they launch the new web site may feel that all the activity is on the 4Networking community page on Facebook and they will not include a forum as we know it.
If you want to read the more business/sales related stuff you can just go straight to that area, but if you're looking for a discussion about a specific theme, you can see all the threads in one location.
People seem to have strong feelings on this subject that is for sure!
I used to be quite active on the forum, but when it collapsed down to a single collection of all the nonsense posts it just died. I really like a separate forum that I can dip into on coffee breaks. I have a couple I visit on a regular basis, which is why I still lurk this forum occasionally.
I will not go near a facebook group, I have too much already happening on there at a personal level and I want to keep business and craziness apart. I certainly don’t want to risk some of the things my daughter says going through my business network!
I did try having a business facebook presence, but that is just a waste of valuable time. So, I would love to see a revival of the old forums.