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DFWAE: Advancing Your Career in Association Management

DFWAE serves the association community by promoting professionalism, encouraging leadership development and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through quality programs and services.


October luncheon: Five Pillars of Successful Boards
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Barry Diamond will present a workshop titled "Five Pillars of Successful Boards." This morning workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 19, will use examples and exercises to make the ideas understandable and applicable to your organization. During the monthly, DFWAE luncheon, Diamond will provide an overview of the ideas and concepts presented in the morning seminar. For more information, visit the DFWAE website at More


A look at PowerPoint alternatives for your next presentation
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PowerPoint, Microsoft's presentation tool, was once ubiquitous as the business standard for organizing, distilling and demonstrating business ideas. Now, PowerPoint has far more competition. The Web has sparked a brisk market in alternatives for presenting your next big idea. More

Innovation in association management
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Your association — unassailable? Think again. B-corps are coming up on you. Your tax status is under threat. You have invisible cracks in your infrastructure. Your members might not see it. You might not even see it. But they are there. More

Ensuring Internet connectivity at your event
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With the growth of live-streaming and cloud-based activity at events, it's becoming increasingly important for event organizers to ensure the quality of the Internet connectivity at their chosen event venues. Michael Clanton, director of global services for My Meeting Professional, gives tips on how to accomplish this. More

Engage with purpose
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You don't get time off from your role as a leader. There are no timeouts, no after-hours-hang-up-your-hat-and-become-one-of-the-gang situations. Some of the most effective leaders understand that every encounter, from the greeting in the parking lot to the hallway conversation to lunch to participation in meetings, represents an opportunity to do something positive for someone or some group. More

Creating a brain-friendly not brain-adverse event
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Imagine going to a party where you meet a bunch of new people. Which faces will you remember? Which names will you recall? You'll probably remember the woman who made you laugh. The man who accidentally spilled his drink on you. Why? Because each of these people stirred your emotions, and emotions and memory are closely related. More

Mobile meeting apps are a must
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What do qualifiers find most engaging at your incentive conferences? Half the time you might think it's their own smartphones. Go with it. Give them reasons to pull out those iPhones, Droids and BlackBerries and engage with the meeting, the company, and each other, by creating a mobile meeting app. More

Leading in the wilderness
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We are definitely in leadership wilderness. As a leader, finding true north — even with a compass in hand — seems nearly impossible some days. More

Improve your event planning with Facebook
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From professional event producers to volunteer committee members, event planners see Facebook as must-have tool in their belts. How can Facebook give a boost to your next event? More
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