I got blasted on a discussion site. A three week n00b posted that my post wasn't pertinent to what she thought the site should be about.
It was her first post on a site where I have been assistant mayor for a couple of years.
I didn't respond, what could I say?
Then a bud came to my rescue, and explained what I couldn't, without being self-serving.
Here's the neat part. Two weeks ago, my bud had gone out of her way, introducing me to prospects at a face-to-face event. It was wonderful.
A couple of days later I was marveling at my good fortune, and thought, “What could I do for her?” I want to encourage her behavior.
So I described what she had done and posted it as her first recommendation.
Then two weeks later, she is paving the road in front of me...again!
I was taught to “tee up” or make a thoughtful, positive introduction of my teammates. Now I realize I've got team I wasn't even counting.