When you join a new group online and/or offline, what is the first thing you do? No you don’t start telling about yourself, unless someone asks you. You sit around and listen to what others are saying. Why ? Because probably they were there before you. Because you are barely aware of the rules of engagement. Because they have been in more meetings than you were.
Offer your opinion politely. If you add value, people will listen. Don’t overdo it, you might hijack groups agenda and make yourself unpopular. Don’t site quiet also. You need to speak a little to get noticed.
Engage, listen, don’t interrupt, create meaningful conversation, do not unnecessarily argue. Disagree but don’t try to mould people to your way of thinking. Talk logically and slowly. Talk less and listen more.
When you join a new group, do not try to impress everyone with your knowledge, even if you know a lot of things. Let the things sink in slowly.
Keep in simple and low key for a few first times. When people learn that you know stuff, they will naturally be inclined to know about you more . Be patient, good things will come to you.
It is so obvious , isn’t it?
Yes, but if you ask me and I am a moderator of a Facebook group, I have to repeat it regularly. It is not really that obvious :)