WELCOME WAGON BUS DRIVERS
FOR ALL WW DRIVERS (GREETERS)
As we add large numbers of new members, it becomes more difficult to individually welcome each one. Yet, It is very important work. Thank you for offering to drive the Welcome Wagon bus. We need to greet new members, show them around and give them a few actionable items. There are very helpful, passionate folks that want to know how to help, they deserve to know where to start at the moment when they are most willing to do so.
IT IS VERY INTERESTING TO READ THE PROFILES. Look to see what experience and passion folks bring to the table. If someone carries special talents, I take a bit of time to share with them the groups that could most benefit from their skill set and encourage them to share the benefit of their experience. I do read the profiles unless they are very long- then I just skim the lead lines. I always read the "How can you help", last line. It is humbling and inspiring to see hundreds of people offering to do "anything" and "everything" to help "spread the word".
FEEL FREE TO COPY MY WELCOME LETTER, or create your own. Please look for my most recent edition. Be careful not to copy anyone elses letter without their permission.
If they are from another country I usually pass over. It is not frequent.
If they are using OUR site to try to sell something, (also rare, however, I do think this will increase over time) I politely, at first, ask them to not use the site for selfish pursuits, when we are trying to solve a problem of historical nature for our country. If they do not stop, I write to all of their freinds and ask them to help me show them that the site would be completely overrun with sales pitches if we did not refrain. We need to self police. It is disturbing to find a new member being greeted by someone hawking their whirligig. I know that it must be a turnoff for the new member as well.
If I see someone naked (once) or scantily clad, I politely ask them to change their profile, as they might gain unwanted attention. If they WANT that kind of attention, I ask them to please take it somewhere else, as we are conductiong serious business here. As nicely as I can, of course.
If I see political rant or folks asking who they should vote for, I politely share with them that we, and Boone, are staying non partisan to keep the focus on the American energy problem, If politics are a necessary conversation, it should be handled repsectfully. This will be increasingly important as we move toward the election. We must all be patient and vigilant on this.
Start at the newest member and work backwards. If you bump into someone doing the job, skip a few pages at a time until you find ungreeted members, and start again there. If you greet, please do every one. If you have extra time keep going backward, we want to try to reach everyone. Be careful to watch for dropping a few in between page turns. Go back and check that we didn't lose any in the "crease".
The goal is to engage as many folks as possible, answer questions or send them to the place to get their answers, as well as to encourage them to bring at least 5 new members on board. As many of you know, I am quite technologically challenged. If I can figure this out, anyone can.