For the newbie Ambassadors, here are a few ideas on
How to be an Ambassador
[image: (!)] If you are unsure of messaging, Fedora Talking Points
is always a good
*Be a speaker at an event.* Clubs, Linux User Groups (LUGs),
school/college/university groups can all benefit from hearing the good word
about Fedora. Talk to people. Casually, in a suit, it doesn't matter.
*If you were asked to talk at an event, don't panic-—browse
wiki and you will find some material to get you
started. FUDCon pages might be a good place to start, as most of the talks
that were given at past conferences are available there for download.*
*Collect press articles about Fedora* and post them to the Press
*Collect feedback from community members* and submit it to the [image:
[WWW]] Fedora Marketing List <fedora-marketing-list(a)redhat.com> or
talk about it with any Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee member.
*Consider posting Fedora success stories on Fedora User Testimonials
*Promote Fedora events.* We organize a FUDCon, about once every three
months - use contact base to gain speakers, attendees, gophers, et al.
*If you want to help out organizing a FUDCon or other Fedora event,
visit FUDCon/Organization to see what tasks are there to be taken care of.
*Distribute Press Releases to local press,* translating them into a
local language, when required.
*Need a press release? Here is the Press Release
*Support and coordinate offline Fedora and Open Source
activities,*like Software Freedom Day, handing out flyers, the
distribution on DVD, and
*Watch this list of upcoming offline
*Sign up Fedora Project for regional events*-—it need not be a
computer-related event to be relevant. Go to a music trade show to talk
about free culture and open music formats, go to a university event to talk
about Fedora to students and faculty, go to a local Linux event and get some
space for a booth in the .ORG pavilion...
*Once you have secured participation in an event, please add it to the
Just make sure to *coordinate with Fedora Marketing* so you get
support in form of money for travel, space, booth signage, trade show
infrastructure, giveaways, etc.
* Event Organizers'
is a good place to start.
*Communicate eloquently*. Fedora Ambassadors should be the conduct
leaders for the community. Make sure you dont trash talk or be rude to
anyone while wearing a 'Fedora' or even in general to the community. See
for general guidelines and Ambassadors conduct
*Become an expert at Fedora* (both the project and the distribution).
This way you're a constant resource to your local userbase, which will make
new users more welcome to the project/distribution. When in doubt however,
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