What is the definition of an Ambassador?
Lately I have been pondering over what it means to be an Ambassador in WA.
When I hear the word Ambassador, immediately I think of a:
A Role Model.
A person who has achieved big things, not only for themselves but often for their country.
Someone you would admire, and want to be like.
This is the definition from the Collins Dictionary
On reading this definition, I thought about how that fits into WA.
How I saw it was, WA is the foreign country and we all represent our ourselves.
However this definition made me think, is Ambassador the right title for what WA is trying to achieve with the Ambassador system.
Time to research in WA
What is the Ambassador system in WA?
I found these two articles, which were really helpful, but got me thinking even more.
These are the categories that are used by WA to determine your rank.
- Helper - How much you help and how timely it is within the community
- Creator - Do you blog, do you create discussions, do you create training
- Activity - How active are you within the community, do you leave comments, do you interact with new members
- Overall Member Rank - Based on a combination of the above
I was assuming you will have high numbers in all these categories if you were ranked an Ambassador in the top 25.
The strange thing is, this does not seem the case when you take a look at this.Look at the Stats of some of the top 25 (Above)
and Then look at some of the Stats of the top 100 (Below)
So you can see the huge difference, which really confuses me as I would have thought the stats would be the other way around.
So HOW does this Ambassador System REALLY work?
Don't get me Wrong
People have worked hard to become Ambassadors and I commend them for that, I am in no way saying they don't deserve to be where they are.
They are amazing helpful people (especially VickiC3), Mum has been my biggest help of all.
Becoming an Ambassador in WA
I do like the way WA does the rankings.
I do like the categories they use.
I love the philosophy of paying it forward.
I do however, have two things I think should be added to the categories as a MUST HAVE to gain rank as an Ambassador, and they are:
To have completed The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training (all 50 lessons).
To have used Site Comments and Site Feedback (and put a percentage on it).
Back to my Definition
My definition included Role Model, and that's exactly what I think an Ambassador should be.
I was actually pretty shocked to find that in the Top 25, there 7 people that have not completed The Online Entrepreneur Certification!
The other day I saw an Ambassador that has never used SiteFeedback!
I know none of the categories for being an Ambassador require you to use Site Feedback but it was just a little surprising.
What do you think?
I am really looking forward to hearing what your definition of an Ambassador is.
I also know some of you will enlighten me on this topic, which will be a great help.
I hope you are all well and happy in your journey.