How are you getting on working away from your colleagues? Are you enjoying the peace and quiet or missing the office banter?
If you are struggling with this new isolation, or would just like to connect with others in similar roles to you, then come along to the virtual café I am opening this week and meet others working hard to support their members.
The main reason I started Inspiration Exchange this year was to provide a way for people working in membership PR / Communications / Marketing roles to connect, inspire, and support each other. Never did I anticipate the need we have now to see friendly faces and simply hang out with other people.
I will be hanging out in the Inspiration Exchange Virtual Café – with a cuppa in hand – on Zoom. The cafe doors are open for 40 minutes – but that will be long enough for us to decide if we want the café to open again. Check the dates in the sidebar or footer (if the Virtual Cafe is not open, there will likely be a Bite-Sized Inspiration happening instead).
If you fancy giving it a go, and want to connect with others for a chat … about anything, it doesn’t have to be work-related … simply reply to this email and I’ll send you a link to the Zoom café. Let’s look after each other.
There will be no pressure to join in the conversation, you can just loiter and have the café in the background, but it will be great if at least a few of us want to chat.
If video conferencing is not your thing, I have started a (closed) Facebook group. Join up and get posting. None of us are on our own, not really, so let’s build a virtual community to have people who know what you are going through around when you need them.