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The power of live events (and shuttle buses)
Association Adviser
Well-run live events are still one of the most powerful ways that association professionals can network, learn and share ideas. And some of the best connections you’ll make at a show are not always in the obvious places.
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Pro tips on pitching media
Associations Now
Associations are perfectly primed to serve as spokespeople for their respective industries. Yet, few associations are capitalizing on this despite the relative ease and cost-effectiveness of a proactive communications strategy. Veteran PR professional Sheri Singer provides a few pointers for successfully pitching journalists and generating good PR.
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7 board members every organization needs
Inc.
If you're in the position to choose or help choose board members, you need to make smart decisions. Map out what's expected of each board member and keep diversity in mind. There are pros and cons to celebrity board members as well as upsides and downsides to requiring financial contributions or not. Every organization and company is different, and your board "must haves" might change from year to year as business grows. However, pursuing an eclectic Board of Directors is the key to the spice of business.
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But I thought the board wanted this ...
By Robert C. Harris
High-spirited and eager-to-contribute board members often voice their ideas with enthusiasm and good intentions. With discussion, the enthusiasm for the idea increases. The conversation gains support as more people join in, giving the perception that the proposal is popular and worthy of support. But wait. Is there really backing for the idea, or is it just another conversation or a distraction from the agenda? This may describe the concept of "group think." What starts with, "I have a good idea ..." may be worthy, but does it fit within the strategic plan and culture of the organization?
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How to curate content and knowledge like a pro
Tagoras
Do you want to be seen as the leader of knowledge and learning in your field or industry? Do you want access to a constant stream of high quality ideas and content that help you connect with members and customers, build your audience, and generate new product ideas? If you want any or all of the above, then curation needs to be part of your strategy.
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5 things Pinterest can teach you about association leadership
MemberClicks
Chances are you’ve wasted a few minutes on Pinterest here and there. Okay, maybe more than a few minutes. Pinterest is quickly becoming a way for people to bookmark things they want, need, can use or even find funny in a neat, organized way. You may think right now it’s all recipes and nail designs, but there’s actually a lot from just the Pinterest home page that an association leader can use. Here are five ways Pinterest can help you be a better association leader.
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What leadership will look like in 20 years
Forbes
Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future. But what about leadership? If we don’t get leadership right, all the bright shiny objects in the future will dangle beyond our reach. Will the tenets of great leadership change over time, and if so, what will leadership look like twenty years from now?
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The real meaning of digital
SocialFish
The future is digital, so we (particularly the older generations) better start understanding what that really means and applying it to the way we lead and manage our organizations.
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