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What I’m Reading

If branding is all about stories (and it is), do you know what stories your members want told? Is Twitter starting to fade? Could Microsoft be the one to crack the virtual assistant code? Big data privacy concerns: the law … Continue reading

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Shelly Alcorn is hammering the “associations needs to position ourselves to fill the growing gap colleges and universities are leaving” topic again, and she’s not wrong. Is your association ready for the visual revolution? “Oh, he’s just lucky.” Maybe not. … Continue reading

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Tips for emerging association professionals from Shelly Alcorn and KiKi L’Italien. The real reason associations don’t innovate? According to Eric Lanke, it’s because we don’t really know our members very well. Free, easy tips to improve your staff members’ days. … Continue reading

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Trends for 2014, via Shelly Alcorn/CalSAE. Are we really becoming an economy of free agents? Maybe not. How to gain confidence (as a freelancer, but I really think it applies to everyone). Outstanding advice on writing from Kurt Vonnegut (who … Continue reading

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Always the Last to Know: Curating Twitter

Spotted thanks to Associations Now, Twitter is now letting users create custom-curated timelines (and taking on Storify in the process). More sophisticated than just following a hashtag, you can now follow an event or a person or a group or … Continue reading

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Want to raise more money this holiday season? John Haydon shares nine specific words that will help. The Big Board (Pinterest, that is) of marketing infographics, from Constant Contact. A bias towards action may not always be a good thing. … Continue reading

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Fix your pitch (aka “don’t be creepy”). We hear about disruptive tech all the time, but which ones will have particular impact on associations? Associations Now clues us in. (Larky sounds cool – anyone using it?) Twitter’s experimenting with ways … Continue reading

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One of the biggest problems in “big data” is: what is it, exactly? Here’s one attempt to answer that. MIT responds publicly to the Aaron Swartz tragedy. Understanding confirmation bias (or, all ideas are not good ideas). Is bigger always … Continue reading

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Friday Top 5

GREAT #assnchat discussion this Tuesday on the challenges and opportunities created by having four different generations all in the workplace at the same time. My top takeaways include: It’s important not to confuse generational cohort differences with life stage differences … Continue reading

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Joe Gerstandt urges us to take back language around diversity. Shelly Alcorn points out that GenX’s affinity for and approach to lifelong learning presents a major opportunity for associations. A more-than-slightly pro-Google take on the differences between G+, Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading

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