Mark & Mike, and others in the MT community:
I'm writing to suggest that new members receive an introductory email that describes the various areas and resources available on the site.
Speaking from personal experience, it's taking me awhile to understand the web site setup. It's different from the less interactive web sites I normally visit. Gradually discovering all these amazing resources [i]has[/i] been fun. There were also times that my learning would have been enhanced if I had a better handle on what is available here.
This introductory email might also ask new members to post their bio on the appropriate forum. I've noticed that relatively few members have posted bios. I think it would enhance our communication effectiveness on the other forums if we worked on our relationships a bit, don't you?
If folks like the idea, I would be happy to write a first draft of the email. I am NOT technically savvy. (You probably already guessed that.) What I'd write is a short descriptive sentence or two about each of the resources, their location, and how they function. Others with more know-how could add links or graphics, and fix my mistakes.
What do you think? Would anyone read such an email or use it as a resource? Is there a better way that people could get familiar with the site? Am I the only newbie who'd never really visited a blog before?
Of course, I listened carefully to the podcasts on management communications, so if you think I should give up my job so MT can fly me around the world to welcome new members face-to-face, I'd be willing to consider it. :wink: