Hurry! A Day is next week!
Association Day will be held April 2, 2012 at the sparkling new Irving Convention Center! This fantastic event is the best ever, and this year we have twice the number of attendees as last year, 25 amazing sponsors/exhibitors, and big name association speakers you don't want to miss. It's NOT TOO LATE to register. Bring your whole team; we have something for everyone! Network with experienced colleagues and mentor new colleagues in your field to Learn, Lead and Share. You will have the opportunity to attend education sessions, enjoy a networking lunch and more. CEOs: participate in a round table discussion of the latest topics to prepare you to excel! Register TODAY!
The 4 disciplines of organizational health
Leadership Now Share
Patrick Lencioni believes that the single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. Unfortunately most leaders prefer to deal with the data-driven world of organizational intelligence. The problem is, without good organizational health, organizational intelligence is attenuated. More
Webinars in 2012 where are they going?
Social Fish Share
Webinars gained popularity in the early 1990s, when their primary purpose was to provide access to subject matter experts, hear a lecture and have opportunities to ask questions. However, with such rapid progression in social media and collaborative learning, the webinar curriculum is in transition. Here are some essential modifications to accommodate the changes in 2012. More
6 shifts from meetings logistics to designing experiences
Midcourse Corrections Share
Our world continues to change rapidly. Today conference organizers must respond to fundamental shifts in attendees' needs and expectations. Attendees want more connectedness, customization, interactions, personalization, group problem-solving and mobility. More
The Raccoon Principle maybe it's you
Association Subculture Share
Our members are trying to bite us. And yes, it might be our fault. So often we hear association executives and staff lamenting memberships that seem to be "turning on them." And why, why, why is this happening to us! This isn't about the steps we sometimes have to take in order to contain the occasional trouble-maker with a truly negative (not innovative) disruptive agenda. This is about the systematic marginalization of members that is happening on a more and more frequent basis. More
Banner stands: Advantages for trade show exhibitors
Trade Show Advisor Share
An increasing number of companies are using trade show banner stands to serve their exhibiting needs because of their versatility, quality appearance and ease of use compared to other display options. As an alternative to a single booth display that features a prominent graphic, exhibitors are using multiple stands side-by-side to create the framework for their exhibit booths. More
Who is not afraid of radical change?
Great Leadership Share
Organizations and society are transforming at radical speed. How can leaders keep up? Are they afraid? For sure we are. But we can work ourselves and our organization into an environment of a "no fear business." More
Integrating technology into your trade show marketing
Trade Show Marketing Share
It's not surprising that some of the hottest trade show marketing trends revolve around capitalizing on new technologies. Technology is one sector of the economy that hasn't slowed down a bit. As products get smaller, faster and more widely accessible, these devices have become commonplace on the trade show floor. More
6 habits of true strategic thinkers
You're the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here's how to become the strategic leader your company needs. More
Assessing the performance, usage and awareness of member benefits
Association Metrics Share
Some members rate the overall quality of member benefits low in a member survey because they are simply not aware of everything the association has to offer. Members may also be rating some benefits based on their perception, without actually having used or experienced the benefit. This raises doubts about the reliability of the performance metrics if the collection of responses is contaminated with responses from non-users. However, there are a few ways this can be fixed. More