Leave your intro in the Zoom chat
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Leave your intro in the Zoom chat

In a recent Salon, I invited the audience to leave a short intro of them in the Zoom chat, specifically including a small ask, for example, a link to their blog or newsletter.

After the event, I looked at the results from the Zoom chat, that Max kindly compiled in a separate Google doc. I was struck by how rewarding it felt to read the names of the people I just met at the event. Specifically combined with the short bio statements.

In some way, it felt like looking at a group picture of the event, extended by the possibility to dive deeper into a person's expertise with the provided links. I spent some time browsing the websites and it felt genuinely interesting.

Now thinking back, I do frequently find myself in webinars with insightful people. After the call ends, I somehow miss the chance to learn more about them in a convenient way.

This could be inspired by my recent experience of Clubhouse where clicking on avatars of other event guests and browsing their bios feels like an interesting activity in itself.

So from now on I'll give it a try and wrote the following short bios to either include at the start or the end of a Zoom call. I encourage you to do the same. Here two variants of my intro for either the start or the end of a call.

Intro

Hi everyone, I'm Achim from Berlin, Germany 👋 Founder of the lifelong learning platform https://trickle.app and more recently Knowledge Entrepreneur helping creators to earn extra income. Find me at https://twitter.com/achimrothe but the best way to stay in touch with my expertise is https://www.knowledge-entrepreneurs.com/newsletter 😀

Outro

I very much enjoyed this event. Thank you for hosting 🙌

If you want to connect: I'm Achim from Berlin, Germany 👋 Founder of the lifelong learning platform https://trickle.app and recently a Knowledge Entrepreneur helping creators to earn extra income. Find me at https://twitter.com/achimrothe but the best way to stay in touch with my expertise is https://www.knowledge-entrepreneurs.com/newsletter 😀

Bonus tip: save them as text replacements

On iOS and Mac, you can easily define text replacements for text blocks that you expect to type more often in the future. In my case, I added the above paragraphs as zoom-intro and zoom-outro in the settings.