Heather Angel: So a way to gamify onboarding is and this is, this comes up a lot for community creators. gamifying, that whole word, the term gamifying. What does it actually mean? And it's, can be very simple, but we as humans, we like that competition.
We like to have kind of an edge and we like to know the person and we like to, I don't know, there's just something about us that we like to the game part of it. Maybe it's just. The needing, simply needing that connection and everything that goes with that. So some of there, there's so many different ways to do this, but some of the ways to do this are to create it in a course form.
So you're on your actual onboarding that we just went over. If you create that in a course, then that's something that they can do. And it's almost like a checklist Ooh, I did this. And then they're done and you could give them a badge after they're done, they've completed the onboarding challenge, so they get that badge.
And it's just a way for them to do the different things in the community to move around the different parts of the community and create or and complete the onboarding challenge and get something for it so you're accomplishing what you want them to do, and they're accomplishing something and so it's a win on both sides.
A treasure hunt. So a fun thing that I saw in one community. I actually it was a community that I was building and I did not come up with this idea. I wish I had, but they hid they made like their picture. They put a Where's Waldo hat and a sweater. The Where's Waldo sweater on their pictures and they hid them throughout the community.
And so like once a week they would hide some hide one and the the treasure hunt will be to find where's Waldo so to be fine, find where's Linda in that case or, where's Ted, and they actually would give out rewards you don't have to do that but they would give out Amazon gift cards for whoever found it first.
The point of something like this is so that they can, the person gets into The different parts of the community. It's the same reason you do an onboarding challenge to get them into the different spaces, the different sections and, channels of the community and They would actually hide it in documents that were in the community so people would have to be reading the members would have to be reading the document and find it so they it was like this mad scavenger hunt.
It was really fun and the community loved it. So there's things like that. Bingo. I know that, this is a very popular one in communities. And it can be a lot of fun. And so that's, just another, you create your own bingo board. And And go through that and then badges and it's perfect timing because heartbeat just released the badges, and but you can create badges for the members and it's so much fun.
It's so much fun for people to collect badges. So kudos to Heartbeat. Thank you for doing that.
Murtaza Bambot: And the small thing that I'll also note just real quick since you brought that up, Heather, is we actually have some identification features dropping next week too. So this is just a sneak peek for everybody that's on the call.
Like you were here, so you get to hear about it first, but some of these things that you're mentioning in your onboarding slide you'll actually be able to like fully automate through Heartbeat too. So this is perfect, timing. I promise we did not plan this.
Heather Angel: That's amazing. That's amazing. And that's, honestly, when I was, creating this for Heartbeat for my, not for this session, but for my my clients, a while ago when I first started using Heartbeat. Heartbeat has. It's such a great onboarding already set up that what I had was cut in half.
And so I really appreciate that. It's one of the things that made me fall in love with Heartbeat because onboarding is so critical. And that's one of the things that y'all focus on.