#CMGRHangout Presents: How to Deal: Habits of Successful Community Managers


The job of community manager is often described as one requiring passion, both for social media and the brand being represented. And while that’s true, sometimes demanding hours and unhappy customers can turn that passion into burnout.

Join us for this week’s #CMGRHangout panel on Friday, June 27th at 2pm EST for their advice on managing the ‘always-on’ nature of social media, balancing work and life and handling the pressures of working in a highly visible role.

Sprout Social will be co-hosting with us this week. Sprout Social always ensures customers have all the tools they need for success — whether that’s software to help make their day-to-day tasks more manageable, tips for finding balance and sources of creativity or insight into the workflows and habits of other community managers.

+Jonathan Brewer and +Sherrie Rohde, as well as +Brit Thompson and +Sarah Nagel from +Sprout Social, will be hosting the Hangout with +Erika Balbuena, +Andrew J. Coate, +David DeWald, +Mary Mallard, +Darryl Villacorta and +Maria Elena Duron as panelists. +Carrie Keenan will be moderating the Twitter chat using #CMGRHangout .

Discussion Questions

1. What three things would you tell a new community manager to help better manage their time and tasks?
2. Given the 24/7 nature of community management, how do you carve out time for yourself to stay fresh and recharged?
3. Since most creative ideas don’t happen behind a desk, how do you get the ideas flowing?
4. What habits do you practice first thing in the morning that ensure a productive, successful day?
5. How do you use your community or work with your team team to collaborate on new ideas?

RSVP & Watch the Hangout

RSVP here to let us know you’re going to watch. This will add the event to your calendar and remind you to attend! If you want to be on air, please let us know in advance by commenting here.

Let’s discuss ways you can attend:

Watch: You do NOT need to join the hangout. Just stay on the Google+ Event and you’ll see the video on YouTube. (Don’t worry, it will be there and start playing as soon as the broadcast begins.)

Talk and Be Seen: If you decide you want to talk, not just watch, click to join the hangout when we post the link here or when you see the notification. (We will only invite a few people for this event, so let us know why you would like to attend.) Do NOT click the link to join the hangout if you are just here to watch.

Chat: You can watch here and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #cmgrhangout .

Any questions? Just let us know in advance. Please don’t wait until 2pm EST to ask questions. 

If you join us on the hangout, a wired internet connection is preferred and if you have a headset with mic or earbuds, that works best for the audio. You will also need a working webcam.

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