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August luncheon: How AARC built their social media presence, wowed their members
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We all talk about social media, but what's it like in action? Who's doing what when, how do you fit the jobs into your current structure, what do you say and how do you say it? And if you build it, will your members come? Come listen to the experiences of the American Association for Respiratory Care, which started using external social networks two years ago, but have gone one step further and built an internal social media platform for members only. "We don't have all the answers," says Sherry Milligan, associate executive director of the AARC, "but we can sure tell you a lot of the problems." More


Vu déjà: How to trick yourself into looking at problems with a fresh perspective
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We’ve all experienced déjà vu, looking at an unfamiliar situation and feeling like we’ve seen it before. It turns out the most successful and creative people flip this around and consciously practice "vu déjà" — looking at a familiar situation as if you’ve never seen it before. More

Top 5 event marketing tips to make your event a sensation
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If you are planning an event and looking for an easy way to make it a sensation, then you should know the most effective ways of building awareness and driving traffic to your event. Having analyzed the experience of most successful event planners, here are the top five event marketing tips to attract audience and earn coverage. More

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Author Shelly Alcorn, CAE, writes, "I believe WIFM (short for "what's in it for me?") is the bane of association leadership. I am aware there is a lot to be said for the WIFM concept. But for me, WIFM belongs squarely in the member benefits and marketing department, not in our volunteer leadership structures or the board room. The Boardroom belongs to WIFU instead (short for "what's in it for us?") Here's why." More

5 steps to become conference content-strategist-curators
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If you are a conference organizer, imagine your job as a museum curator: Art gallery and museum curators use judgment and a distinguished sense of style to select and arrange art. They juxtapose art pieces against one another to create a narrative, evoke a response and communicate a message. Conference organizers must approach a conference's content as a medium that needs to be strategically selected and placed to engage the audience, convey a message and inspire action. More

Common purpose leadership
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In Common Purpose, consultant Joel Kurtzman makes the case that excellent leaders build a sense of inclusiveness — a sense of we — within the organization by creating a common purpose. A place where people know what to do and why, and understand what the organization stands for. More

5 ways to boost meeting engagement using technology that everyone already has
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Research shows that Gen-X and early boomers are increasing their use of tablets, such as iPads, to access the Internet and are integrating mobile Web browsing, though at a lower adoption rate than Gen-Ys. So how can we use our meeting attendees' connectedness to boost participation in our meetings? More

How to maintain the status quo during times of change
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It seems "leading change" is all the rage these days. However, like all things in life, there are two sides to every coin. If you're dehydrated, a few glasses of water could save your life. However, too much water could drown you — same thing with change. More

Leadership limerick: Fostering initiative
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Author Jeffrey Cufaude writes, "Initiative is a tough thing to breed — getting people to take more of the lead. You can give them more rope — but still they say 'nope.'" More
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