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Will social media kill membership associations?
XYZ University
According to CNN, approximately 75 percent of people get their news from social media sites. Should associations be afraid of social media? Does this mean your membership efforts are for naught and it's time to close the door? How can you protect yourself from an early demise in an age where information is freely available and your members might check their social networks before coming to your organization?
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Experience marketing: Are associations ready to play?
Avectra
Associations have been in the relationship business a long time, but now we have a lot of competition — competition with deep pockets. We need to play our "experience" card more than ever. Anyone with a decent budget can provide news, information, education and even networking opportunities to your members. What will set your membership experience apart and above the competition?
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Hiring an event management partner
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So you've decided to have an event, and you're not sure whether or not you need professional assistance. A good event management company should be an asset to your event, not a liability. They will bring knowledge and experience to the table which can help you save time and money. But not all event managers are created equal. Here are a few tips to help you find the right professional. More


8 common leadership styles
ASAE
If you're leading well, you won't have just one leadership style. You'll mix and match to engage your team and meet your goals. There is a time and place for all leadership styles. No style is good or bad. It's how leaders use them that determines success or failure.
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Social media content for associations
MemberClicks
It's not hard coming up with business for your membership and leadership meetings. There's always an event to plan, old business to discuss, or a fire to put out. All that stuff to talk about, though, and you can't post it on social media. Content, content everywhere and not a line to post. Now you're left looking for social media content. Here are some other places to find some great social media content (or at least inspire some ideas.)
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Getting your team emotionally engaged is half the leadership battle; here's how to do it
Fast Company
One big misconception otherwise promising managers have is the self-limiting belief that they have to choose between results and people. But fully half of great leadership is learning how to engage people emotionally — and it's something that can be learned.
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Mission accomplished! (Or maybe not ... )
Association Management Blog
For any trade association that develops specifications or other technical documents, publication is a tremendous milestone. It marks the end of a journey comprised of significant contributions from many member resources around the world. While it's always a good idea to celebrate such an achievement within an association, it is important to remember that while publication of standard or technical document is the end of one process, it's also the beginning of a new one. Many associations miss this point, leaving them unprepared to tackle their post-publication duties.
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How to make a video in your hotel room that members will rave over
Tom Morrison
Video does for an association what Steven Jobs did for Apple. It portrays a brand that makes you more than just a product someone buys. It makes you something people love and want to be a part of. It builds trust, shows your members you care and displays your passion. You can't do that with text in any format as well as you can video.
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