Yesterday I was asked a (rather ironic) question by a partner that I thought was a perfect topic to put up here in case any of you are wondering the same. The question went like this:
“I subscribe to your blog and have seen several of your posts talk about the subject coming from a question (or feedback) you got from a partner. How or where do partners get the chance to ask you questions?”
First, do you see the ironic part of this question? It was a partner asking me (a question) about how partners can ask me a question. (They were doing what they were trying to figure out how to do). Ok, maybe it’s just me, but I found it interesting.
Anyway, back to the point of this post. Yes, it is true that several of the posts I put up here come from either direct or indirect questions and feedback I receive or see/hear from partners, because I believe those questions or pieces of feedback are ones that other partners could potentially benefit from knowing. So where do these questions or pieces of feedback come from? Here are several of them:
Now what if you didn’t know about any of my online locations at all? No problem at all. If you were to just type “Eric Ligman Microsoft” into any search engine (like Bing), my “About Me” page shows up right on top and several (thousand) other links to information about/from me.
In fact, you really don’t even need to include the “Microsoft” if you don’t want, but it helps to weed out a couple of other Eric Ligmans out there. Just for kicks, I did this search of “Eric Ligman” in Bing, and take a look at the suggested “Related Searches” that Bing brought back. Bing is smart enough to get you pointed in the right direction of “Microsoft.”
Those are just a few of the ways where I get input, feedback and questions from partners from all over. In addition, I often come across questions raised by partners in several other places, like: in-person meetings/events, online forums, phone calls, blogs, any of the social media tools listed above, and more. So as you can see, the questions and feedback from partners that lead to those posts on my blog come from a wide range of places and those places are also where you can find additional ways to connect with me, including questions and feedback.
Thanks again for all of the input and feedback you all have provided over the years and I’m looking forward to interacting with many more of you in the future.
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Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking” Director, Worldwide Partner Experience Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights