I’ve written endless words on this in the past, but sometimes you just need a cheat sheet. Particularly these days when people who aren’t community professionals find themselves on the front lines out of business necessity or just because of the nature of social media. So here’s just a quick set of advice for those who find themselves speaking to members of their user community.
Always be honest.Honesty and straightforwardness buys goodwill for when you screw up. Lies buy ill will. And screw upswillhappen.