There is a fine line between moderating a group and allowing it to be a free for all. Being a moderator brings a lot of gratification and it can help you to build a platform as a leader. It’s a great way to connect with other people and to move forward in your business. It allows you the opportunity to become a thought leader in your community, to help people find their voice, and to be recognized as someone who is helping others to develop themselves and to grow.
That being said, there are some key things to being a moderator that you tend to figure out along the way. That balance between allowing people to have a voice in the group and allowing someone to run away with the conversation. The balance between being able to focus on what the conversation is, where it is going, and being able to redirecting it back to the key topic, or determining if the conversation is one that is really necessary, one that really needs to be had and allowing the conversation to go in that direction that really serves the audience.
There’s an opportunity in being a moderator to really get to know the people you are helping, the people in your group. Whether it’s a mastermind group, a roundtable type of forum, or a networking event that offers topical discussion. There is plenty of opportunity to really be creative in what you share with your audience and how you draw people into the conversation.
Whether you are the one identifying the topic or if there is a topic that is pre-determined, a lot of times it really helps you to grow as well because you are researching information that would be relevant to your audience. Knowing your audience will help you determine how to serve them best. Being a moderator brings a lot to your business and allows you to give back to your community and the people you are serving.
If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and serve, maybe it’s time to step into a new role. There are plenty of opportunities to step into this role when you are ready. If you would like some coaching or need some suggestions on how to get started, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org