Like many of you, we’re always looking at ways to do what we do better. The new WGT website has been up for 2 ½ months, and the feedback has been very positive. To enhance the offerings of the site even more, we’ve added some new features. Here’s a look at what’s new:
One of the most important changes is the rebranding of our blogs to Executive Dialogue (or e-Dialogue). The new name positively reflects the professional value of the blogs. My colleague Dan and I will still be delivering the content you’ve come to expect, but with a renewed focus on what you, the members of GAWDA, are saying, in hopes of generating some dialogue. We invite you to comment on our posts and share your feedback and opinions.
On that note, we’ve added the ability to post comments anonymously. We hope this will encourage any of you who are hesitant to voice your opinions to join in the conversation. Your discussion can only enhance the value of our e-Dialogue (blogs) as a resource and may even help generate future topics for blogs or articles for the website and the magazine. The option of anonymity also extends to all of the online articles on the main site, so you can confidentially voice your opinion about our controversial “On the Edge” stories and our magazine articles. To post anonymously, simply leave the “Name” field empty.
Another change is the addition of our Young Executives e-Dialogue. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, we’ve got 4 of the industry’s brightest up-and-comers, who are writing about what it’s like to be new in the gases and welding industry. They are Abydee Butler, marketing director at Butler Gas Products; Ryan Morton, outside sales associate at Conroe Welding Supply; Colleen Mahoney, marketing communications manager at Noble Gas Solutions; and Brandt De Vries, junior VP at Welding Industrial Supply Company. The Young Execs e-Dialogue is underway and it’s already generating a lot of great discussion among members.