9 ways to get the most out of thinking bob5th August 2015
1. Your Profile picture
Pick something that’s easy to recognise you by. Although it’s wonderful seeing your cats face or the wonderful places you’ve been travelling, this doesn’t help the hosts greet you by name when you arrive or other members easily connect with you. You might be missing out on messages and friend requests because people aren’t sure if it’s you.
2. Add the people you like to your social circle
Adding people to your social circle means you can find out more about them, view their profile and see what they’re up to so you can easily arrange to see them again. Did you know that you can do this whilst at the event or on your way home. For 2 hours after the event, when you login to the site we’ll pop up and remind you to connect with the people you’ve met. If you prefer to wait until the next day simply visit previous socials and do it from there.
3. Get stuck in
Pick your first social and jump into the community. There will be a friendly, welcoming host waiting for you to kick off with introductions. And don’t stop there, try a few out. We recommend that you try at least 3 different socials to get a feel for the community and fill up your social circle. After this most socials will be full of people who already know and it will feel more like catching up with old friends.
4. Invite Friends to events
Once you’ve signed up to a social, invite some of your social circle to join you or let them know you’re going. If you don’t want to do this directly, you can use our invite function. Simply select the friends you want us to message for you and we’ll let them know you’re going so they can join you or expect to see you there.
5. Join the conversation pre-social
Join in the conversation ahead of the social. If you’re going to be there early for example let everyone know as maybe others will be too and you can grab a pre drink or bite to eat together. If you’re going to be late you can also let the group know. It’s a great way to get involved and feel part of the event before it happens and keep up to date with the details.
6. Suggest or host a social
Is there something going on you really want to do, a show you want to see or a restaurant you want to try? Why not suggest or host a social. Select the button on the socials page and tell us more. If it’s a suggestion we’ll do our best to get it in the calendar and find one of our official hosts to take charge. However, if you’re happy to host you can do it as a one-off and it just involves being the point of contact for the group. You can choose how many people you want to go with you and only open it up to your friends as a ‘private’ event if you wish.
7. Check your upcoming/past socials
In your account area you can see what socials you have coming up (don’t forget to change your RSVP or let the host know if you can no longer make it) and also see your previous socials. This way you can remind yourself of the socials you enjoyed and also see you went incase you forgot to add them to your social circle at the time.
8. Talk to the Hosts
The host page allows you to see all of our lovely hosts. They’re a chatty, friendly bunch and a great introduction to the community. You can click on their profiles to see what they’re hosting or message them if you have any questions.
9. Most importantly…have fun
Leave work behind you and arrive with a smile on your face.