Slides from the session entitled "Assessing Online Community Management" (view the video here: http://online-behavior.com/emetrics/online-community-management) - The business value of social media is more than just listening. Contributing is more than just interjecting corporate comments and ideas. Engaging with any online community requires unique social skills. A community manager is the linchpin of a vibrant group. They are the instigator and catalyst of conversations. Like a gracious host, they are essential to encourage dialogue, initiate new discussion topics, make introductions and smooth over the jagged edges of social interaction. As organizations recognize the need to add this new role to their employee roster, the question follows, how does one assess their effectiveness? How do you measure the success of a community manager? Anna, from financial services powerhouse Citi and Jamie of technical powerhouse EMC will offer philosophy, strategy, tactics and a large dose of reality.