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Oh yeah, thanks Dale. Can you be the one to post the links there? I appreciate the suggestion.
The Facebook page is:
Okay. Thanks Futuo. I also asked Kevin about giving you admin privileges.
Please try to bring most of your planning discussion here. IM where appropriate, but it is important that most of the planning be done in open format for the entire Brigade to view. Start a thread in "Project and Special Event Planning."
Joe and all,
I have an idea. Why don’t we turn this thread into a template folder for promotional wording. Ultimately, what we want is for the promotional content to be a product of MB members’ own creativity and sincerity. I’ll take a shot at it and encourage others to do the same:
FOR BULLETIN BOARD COPY:
Are we in a recession?
How did we get where we are?
Will the bailout work?
These questions and many others are answered in a free online video series called the Crash Course (www.PeakProsperity.com/crashcourse). The Crash Course offers a comprehensive look at the three E’s; economy, energy, and environment and describes how a crisis in each is simultaneously paving the way for the greatest social challenge of our time. The series clearly explains things like our money system, housing bubbles, inflation, peak oil, and many other concepts in easy-to-understand language. Log on and find out what you won’t see on the evening news.
The Crash Course has been made freely available by activist and PhD Chris Martenson. His goal is to help as many as possible through the troubling times ahead. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to understand the truth.
——————————————————— <—————— Cut along lines, flip on side.
I’m very intereste to see what others come up with!
Director of Volunteer Operations
Erik has given the go-ahead to go live with the Facebook page. He also suggested that we beef up the intro a little and provide some more information about the 3 E’s etc.
Futuo, do you want to go ahead and make an announcement on the main forums? I think this is something we definitely want to go public with. If you get flamed, don’t sweat it. Others will have found the information useful.
Kevin, do you want to work with Futuo a little further on the intro and description and get it a little more polished up?
Thanks for posting this. You may have already realized that some of the guys responding to your post were non-Brigade members from the General Forums. There was a minor access breach that Ron has taken care of. The free forum guys are are quite prone to argumentation so don’t sweat it.
Any thoughts on where we should link this up? Maybe the Facebook page?
No, that’s alright, we’ll leave them up for posterity purposes. As I was reading through them I started to get freaked because I was seeing non-brigade member posts, that is until I saw your message.
Wow. You guys are spot on. I honestly don’t get to the General Forums
much (time mostly, as Dale points out) and didn’t even think through
some of these excellent points. You are all correct in pointing out
that Martenson Brigade members are very exclusive, hand picked members
of the CM.com community. Not everyone gets in and we pick people who
demonstrate an overwhelming passion for this cause and who bring
something to the table. Only about 50% of applicants make it to
membership status partly due to our standards and partly due to the
application process itself.
By submitting an open-offer in the community, we invite a barrage of
low-quality applicants, some of whom might get through and poison our
exclusive community and overall mission.
I think Futuo’s concept of privately inviting members is one way to go.
If any of you see forum participants whom you think would make
excellent members, feel free to send them an application.
As far as Downrange’s idea of having some type of identifier in the
avatar space, that is something we are already working on. The text
would be something we could do quickly, however we are also working on
icons for certain types of members. Paid members would get one icon,
Brigade members would have another, donors would have yet another,
etc… That type of recognition is important.
I am humbled by the fact that current brigade members take such pride
in this fledgling community and balk at the idea of inviting just
anyone into the group.
Thanks for the great insight!
I’ll run this by Chris and Erik. I think they are great suggestions and it’s always good to set a general tone of respectfulness with online discussion forums.
I’ll keep you posted.
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you on this. I checked out the profile and joined.
A few comments:
1. Change the PeakProsperity.com Logo to Chris’ picture from the main site. I think that would convey a more personal tone to the profile.
2. I think that, instead of making the LinkedIn profile a promo/landing page for PeakProsperity.com, we should change the angle slightly. Tell me what you think: Since LinkedIn is a career/employment-oriented social networking site, set up the profile as if Chris is an employer looking for help in promoting the message of the Crash Course. It would essentially be a recruiting page for the Martenson Brigade. You could tell all about the Crash Course, it’s key message, and the growing PeakProsperity.com. Then mention how volunteers are pitching in to spread the word about this grassroots effort. Provide a link to the Martenson Brigade landing page ("Community" tab) as well as a link to the Crash Course (both CM.com and YouTube). Of course, you wouldn’t outright ask for volunteers (we want people to make that decision themselves based on how they value the information in the CC). The profile would essentially be in Chris’ voice telling about his business (CM.com, seminars), and directing interested people back to the site.
Let me know what you think. If you are willing, I’d like to appoint you as the LinkedIn go-to guy who is in charge of developing the LinkedIn presence.
Keep me posted.