README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

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Hi,

I have noticed a bit of a trend with some new members, to introduce themselves in one of two ways:

Hi my name is xxxx. I am studying xxxx at university and need to write a paper on xxxxx. Can you help me with all the information I need.

or

Hi my name is xxxx. I am working with a xxxxx company based in xxxx. I would like to know everything about Supply Chain Management, please send me whatever information you have.....


These sorts of introductions generally don't result in much of a response. Why? Here are some tips :)

  1. SCF is a community, where members share ideas, experiences and information. But it is rather like meeting new friends in a pub, you get to get to know each other first before asking to borrow the lawn mower or their car.
  2. The best way to get help, is to give it. If you are a new member, why not share some of your experiences and ideas first. That way existing members can get to know you better, quicker.
  3. If you need to ask for help from members, try to be specific and not ask members to write a book to answer your questions. Tell me everthing about procurement will probably not get any replies, because members will be thinking "go buy a book"! But "what experience do you have in supplier management KPIs and targets" might get a better response. Get the idea?
  4. Last but most important of all. Join in, have fun, and balance your posts between helping others and seeking help yourselves.
 

sc researcher

New member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

Hi,

I have noticed a bit of a trend with some new members, to introduce themselves in one of two ways:

Hi my name is xxxx. I am studying xxxx at university and need to write a paper on xxxxx. Can you help me with all the information I need.

or

Hi my name is xxxx. I am working with a xxxxx company based in xxxx. I would like to know everything about Supply Chain Management, please send me whatever information you have.....


These sorts of introductions generally don't result in much of a response. Why? Here are some tips :)

  1. SCF is a community, where members share ideas, experiences and information. But it is rather like meeting new friends in a pub, you get to get to know each other first before asking to borrow the lawn mower or their car.
  2. The best way to get help, is to give it. If you are a new member, why not share some of your experiences and ideas first. That way existing members can get to know you better, quicker.
  3. If you need to ask for help from members, try to be specific and not ask members to write a book to answer your questions. Tell me everthing about procurement will probably not get any replies, because members will be thinking "go buy a book"! But "what experience do you have in supplier management KPIs and targets" might get a better response. Get the idea?
  4. Last but most important of all. Join in, have fun, and balance your posts between helping others and seeking help yourselves.
hi toplink,

thanks for this thread. without reading this I have done the same mistake by introducing myself following the boring trend you have discussed about. I will approach differently.

thanks again

sc researcher
 

TopLink

Forum Founder
Staff member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

hi toplink,

thanks for this thread. without reading this I have done the same mistake by introducing myself following the boring trend you have discussed about. I will approach differently.

thanks again

sc researcher
Well done. Thanks. I think with forums such as this we someimes need to remember .......... " give and you shall receive " :)
 

sop fly fly

New member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

Hi,

I have noticed a bit of a trend with some new members, to introduce themselves in one of two ways:

Hi my name is xxxx. I am studying xxxx at university and need to write a paper on xxxxx. Can you help me with all the information I need.

or

Hi my name is xxxx. I am working with a xxxxx company based in xxxx. I would like to know everything about Supply Chain Management, please send me whatever information you have.....


These sorts of introductions generally don't result in much of a response. Why? Here are some tips :)

  1. SCF is a community, where members share ideas, experiences and information. But it is rather like meeting new friends in a pub, you get to get to know each other first before asking to borrow the lawn mower or their car.
  2. The best way to get help, is to give it. If you are a new member, why not share some of your experiences and ideas first. That way existing members can get to know you better, quicker.
  3. If you need to ask for help from members, try to be specific and not ask members to write a book to answer your questions. Tell me everthing about procurement will probably not get any replies, because members will be thinking "go buy a book"! But "what experience do you have in supplier management KPIs and targets" might get a better response. Get the idea?
  4. Last but most important of all. Join in, have fun, and balance your posts between helping others and seeking help yourselves.
I should have read this post more earlier, cause I have done the same mistake few days ago.
Totally agree with you, it should be a balance between give and take!
got it! Thank you
 

Bob Hill

New member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

Hi
I am a new member and I appreciate the advice on giving and receiving. I have a small consultancy specialising in writing new business props, grant applications and research and development of marketing strategies etc for my clients, one of whom is involved in the seafood export and aquaculture business. My reason for joining is to assist other members where I can re their marketing or possibly in the grant research or writing areas. I am also keen to find out more about export packaging of fresh produce for export markets.
Happy to assist any members if I can.
Cheers
Bob
 

Alister91

New member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

Well done. Thanks. I think with forums such as this we someimes need to remember .......... " give and you shall receive.
 

Yosh

New member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

Whoops, I could see myself falling into this sort of pitfall. Thank you for the tip, I'll be sure to use it :)
 

rajesh

New member
Re: README FIRST: Give and You Shall Receive ......

You did a right thing by updating the information. It will benefit the members of this forum. Thank you for this post
 

Corzhens

Member
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