help

I can't believe I'm going to do this but I'd like to give out some advice; just ask. If you want something or need something, I've come to realise there's no harm in just asking occasionally. I've blogged about how I use Twitter for that exact reason and it even worked for my internship (more deets on this soon). Next year I'll be stepping in as President of the La Trobe University Hockey Club. Part of our long term strategy is to build new grounds on the Bundoora campus. A sub committee has spent 18 months putting together a business case and is now looking to make it happen. To get support from local members of parliament, we just asked. To get media coverage from local newsapaper editors, we just asked. And to fund the $3.7 million, we'll just be asking. I think you'll be surprised at how often people are willing to help. And if there's anything I can do for you, just ask....

Perhaps my single most favourite use of Twitter is asking for help, as selfish as that sounds. Last night, just hours before an assignment was due I needed a quote from an old edition of AdNews. I put out a call to my tweeps and Trevor Young saved my ass.The fact that I can ask for a information, feedback or even an idea and receive multiple replies within minutes still amazes me. And this goes both ways, breaking down nearly all barriers between people. To me, this defines a community.Imagine if a brand helped you, and likewise could ask for help and receive it....