I often get emails from clients, students and others, asking questions of me privately. And I always respond the same way:
“This is a great question to ask in our private Facebook group. Always post your VO-related questions in the VO2GoGo Pro Connect Facebook group first, unless it’s personal and confidential. That way, when I answer, others will benefit as well, and should I be delayed in responding, your other Pros are there to help you.”
And there are several reasons why I do this, all of which can benefit you personally.
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In this really quick (just 5 minutes long) video, I talk about all the advantages of going public with your questions, even when it might be a challenge to do so.
Let me know what issues you’ve managed to solve by using the wisdom of the tribe. Tell me when you’ve been one of those tribe members offering solutions and support. Do so in the comments below – I’d love to hear from you!
Hope that helps!
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Thanks again for these tips.
I do have a question for the tribe and/or you. It is just a minor annoyance, but I have so many cords attached to my surge protector strip; mic, computer, adapter, lamp, etc. Does anyone have a handy dandy gadget or technique to tame that tangle of cords in my booth?
This is a great question to ask in our private Facebook group. I’m sure other Pros have had cord management issues.
As a VO2GoGo Pro, always post your VO-related questions in the VO2GoGo Pro Connect Facebook group first, unless it’s personal and confidential.
That way, when I answer, others will benefit as well, and should I be delayed in responding, your other Pros are there to help you.
Hope that helps!
Another great piece of advice you gave when regarding posting questions to the Facebook group was to make sure that each question gets a separate post…and not lost in the comments!!