Community Managers' Tips from the Field Week in Review

At Sprout Social, we get to talk to some of the most talented community managers day in and day out. And as you know, the real wisdom and value lies in sharing experiences and tangible ideas. Last week we kicked off a series called the Community Manager Field Guide highlighting some of the best community managers out there, as well as their tips and suggested resources. In case you missed anything, here’s a recap from week one.

New this week is Chicago Tribune’s Scott Kleinberg. Here’s what he had to say about staying fresh and maintaining balance as a community manager in an increasingly social world. Staying physically active is important to keep your mind clear, but his tips didn’t stop there. You can click on the image to get the full list of tips and resources on Pinterest!

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 To start off the series, last week we heard from Gossip Genie’s Darryl Villacorta on his choices for what invigorates and primes him for ongoing success as a community manager. Darryl shared his thoughts on how he stays inspired — one of the three things he chose was a killer RSS reader.

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Additionally, we heard from some of our community members, including this tip from Kapost’s community and content manager, Andrew J. Coate:

As well as this piece of advice from social media community coordinator, Jamie Rutter:

And finally, here’s one last pro tip from Darryl:

Have your own tips to share? Whether it’s general tips, tricks of the trade, favorite resources and gadgets — tell us what goes into your daily routine. Tweet @SproutSocial with the hashtag #CMFieldGuide, leave comments here, or visit us on Facebook and Google+ to share your suggestions.