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Welcome to Season 2 of the Be Empactful Podcast.
This is Episode 8 where we have a guest who believes in Community Building so much that he started evangelizing it in the Indian Ecosystem and in turn created an opportunity for other community professionals and it is gaining momentum as a movement to help businesses realize the value-added by incorporating community in their business strategy.
Paras Pundir, Founder of Community Folks, the first community of Indian Community Builders & a community consulting firm. Within half a decade he has mentored & built more than 30+ brands & Individual Communities also having led community chapters for brands like Facebook, Trello, LinkedIn Local, etc for the Bangalore region.
Paras has been a TEDx speaker and CMX Community Professional of the Year 2020 & during his stint as a Program Manager at Microsoft Reactor, Bangalore he has built a community of 6k+ developers and counting ground up.
Paras is also Head of Content & Community at LikeMinds and the first State of Indian Community Management report 2021 was launched recently delving into details of a community becoming a critical factor for businesses to consider for long-term success.
SOICM 2021 report can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/soicm-share
3 key takeaways that Paras has for listeners based on his own journey:
- You should have communities for having more evangelists in your organization.
- Communities help increase the recurring revenue increasing the LTV of customers.
- Communities help companies build Brand Loyalty that's important in the long run.
For our listeners who want to connect with Paras Pundir and Community Folks, check out https://communityfolks.com/ or follow @thecommunityguy and @desiwisdombaba on Instagram
So, let us know how the insights from SOICM report 2021 is inspiring you on your own journey. Reach out to us if you want to discuss, just share a thought or even a cup of coffee
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