Carmen Taubman | Community design for businesses in 2021

Businesses start communities in 2021 for the same reasons they started a Facebook page in 2008. People like Carmen make these communities happen.

There are 3 plot lines in this podcast episode with Carmen:

  1. Nobody knows what a community design is, so Carmen and us introduce ourselves differently to clients

  2. Online content creation is often not perceived as a high profile work, so we somehow hide it even from our loved ones

  3. Businesses have figured out that they want to start a community, but struggle to figure out how and why exactly

It looks like Carmen and us, The Community Punks - we do similar things and we’re… rivals? Why did we invite Carmen to our show and why are we amplifying her message and promoting her?

  • Because what she’s doing is amazing - her work, her mindset, her problem-solving.

  • Because the communities market is growing and evolving so fast, that we do want more people to get involved, get inspired, talk about communities.

  • Because people like Carmen (and us 🥂) help businesses build people-centric communities, built on human values and not raw numbers.

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Friends, we have the last open speaker slot this year. Yes. As of July 15, our weekly show is fully booked for the year 2021 except for the last slot.

We’re thinking of putting the last guest slot as a Ko-Fi goal after the 41 EUR goal is done. And there’s a crazy idea of auctioning our Christmas special as an NFT 🙈 What do you think?

Live podcast recording:

  • Wednesday at 9 AM PST/18:00 CET: Can community be the core of a business? - David Spinks, CMX, Bevy

    David is a community industry legend, we’ll pick up his brain on the hottest problems of 2021.


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  • Can community be the core of a business? - David Spinks, CMX, Bevy

  • The community for community builders - Alex Angel - Commsor

  • The Ultimate Community Building Guide - Tom Ross, Design Cuts

  • Can you fast-grow communities if you really need it? - Rick Turoczy, PIE

  • Does it make sense to monetize community and members through crypto? - Tristan Pollock,, 500 Startups

  • Building developer community as a product - Steph Smith, growth marketer, writer, and indie maker

  • Calculating ROI and putting business numbers to a community - Nick Dijkstra - Co-Founder & Product at Port

  • How to build communities on relations instead of attention-retention numbers - Laís de Oliveira, On Deck

  • In process: Erin Mikail Staples from Orbit, Tersha Willis from, Pauline Narvas from Gitpod.

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