Benefit of myASQ
Amanda Foster 1083
645 Posts
This may not be the right thread for this, but I just wanted to express my gratitude for myASQ and outline a few of the direct benefits I have received.

I have made connections from places I am never likely to physically go who have enriched my life and my perspective.

I have connected with and have direct access to some of the best minds in the Quality profession today.

I have received one-on-one training worth hundreds of dollars for just the cost of my annual membership to ASQ.

I have received countless articles, webinars, and other materials that have broadened my knowledge base and understanding in the Quality field.

I have been invited to the table numerous times to share my opinion, humble as it is. Even when what I have to say is not profound, birthed in inexperience, and sometimes incorrect, I have been gently corrected, encouraged, and challenged in a way that seeks my improvement - not as a smack-down.

I have been strengthened, encouraged, improved, and energized to go out and do my job better, to make my world a better place, to teach others what I have learned.

I would like to see many more people active on here because the more active participants there are, the more benefit we all receive.

Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make myASQ happen.
5 Replies
Trish Borzon 9
496 Posts
I'm so glad that you're enjoy it!  But I have to say - It's members like you that making myASQ a vibrant community!!!  Because of your contributions, others are encouraged to participate in conversations and discussions.  

Thank you for being a member and major contributor to myASQ!!!  
 
I agree, but I think we also need on boarding for new members.  Explain jargon like communities vs divisions vs....  HGL person?  Help!
Trish Borzon 9
496 Posts
Hi 
how's this?   This powerpoint can now be found on myHome - under Helpful hints 
https://my.asq.org/user_content/files/000/000/26/b46ac4f60f337b67890af48b6cb90ef5-overview-mv.pptx
Dan Burrows 250
392 Posts
Amanda Foster‍ , I am glad to see that myASQ has been so beneficial to you, but you are a very active member, so I think it is a "you get what you give" kind of thing.

My concern is the number of people we reach on myASQ behind the ASQ membership pay wall.  There are now almost 7,000 ASQ members signed up for myASQ, (out of 70,000 members) but only a small fraction active, such as you.  Contrast this to the ASQ LinkedIn group that has more than 110,000 people joined and many more active participants and all the benefits you cited as advantages of myASQ for free.

And have you tried to use myASQ on your smartphone?

I do not see it as being the best use of ASQ funds to launch a behind a pay wall platform that has limited functionality on the main device (smartphone) that people use.
I´ve recently joined ASQ and I´m still finding my around but for sure I have already seen some of the benefits from myASQ, , I do believe that some sort of onboarding process could be helpful, especially to older members like myself who are not so technically savvy.