|Re: Collaborative Marketing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Barrett (mbarretttoast.net)|
|Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:27:46 -0800 (PST)|
Perhaps even more than Rob I advocate selling the community more than the real estate.
But I was more intrigued by the paragraph below cut from his email .----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob Sandelin" <floriferous [at] msn.com>
To: "'Cohousing-L'" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2010 11:47 AM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Collaborative Marketing <cut>
Another side of this was a group who invited new members to their business meetings, which at that time were difficult and contentious. Many many people never came back for a second look because all they saw was the hardstuff and they never saw any of the community relationship side of why we dothis.
Rob Sandelin Sharingwood, Snohomish, WA
In the forming days of my previous community (before any construction was begun), we not infrequently had first time visitors to our bi-weekly meetings - which had both business and social content. They often were complete strangers to cohousing, and sometime we felt awkward that, when the meetings got contentious and/or emotional, we were exposing our visitors to our "less socially acceptable" side. Yet after the business meeting the visitors would very frequently comment on how moved they were by the frank expression of opinions and emotions and particularly by the gentleness and respect that they were afforded. More than one found this to be a very positive and attractive aspect of that forming community.
Michael Barrett Shadowlake Village,Blacksburg, VA - where the kids are enjoying the snow that Muriel has already reported.
- Re: Collaborative Marketing, (continued)
- Re: Collaborative Marketing Rob Sandelin, January 30 2010
- Re: Collaborative Marketing Michael Barrett, January 30 2010
- Re: Collaborative Marketing Elizabeth Magill, January 30 2010
- Re: Collaborative Marketing Ann Zabaldo, January 30 2010
- Collaborative Marketing Karen Kudia, January 30 2010
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