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May
28

How to share bad news via Zoom

If this was five months ago I would say delivering bad news remotely is unacceptable. But things have changed. As remote offices and virtual events become the new norm, it is inevitable that we will have to navigate sharing bad news through virtual means. Whether it be financial strain, company overhauls or eliminating someone’s position, […]

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May
27

4 innovations courtesy of the coronavirus

I recently walked into my gym for the first time in months. I’ve entered those awkward double doors thousands of times, but never like this. As soon as I entered, a man standing behind a giant plastic door with a thermal camera approached me and took my temperature. He was wearing a mask, so I […]

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May
26

Getting your podcast off the ground: insights from a successful association podcast

The popularity of podcasting isn’t slowing down anytime soon. As of January 2020, there were more than 30 million podcast episodes available for download and 900,000 different shows to choose from. This number is sure to climb, especially as a way to reach audiences facing continued travel restrictions and social distancing in response to the […]

By Amy Thomasson | Engage People . Invigorate Revenue
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May
22

Is your D&O ready for new risks brought by COVID-19?

Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on BrewerPrattSolutions.com. Volunteer leaders play a key role in many nonprofit associations. While elected officers and board members navigate a path for their own businesses and families through the COVID-19 crisis, they are also providing governance to associations during these difficult times. Being a director or officer has […]

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May
21

3 ways to increase virtual engagement

It’s essential to create useful content to keep your audience engaged with your brand, but that’s more complicated when the majority of the working world is at home because of the coronavirus. Engagement is what brings someone from an interested spectator to a dedicated advocate. So, what are some of the ways we can improve […]

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May
20

How do you price a virtual event?

As the world adjusts to the “new normal” brought about by COVID-19, organizations everywhere are coming to terms with shifting to virtual distribution of content rather than at in-person events. With organizations preparing to follow through with these shifts, one question seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. How should I price my […]

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May
19

How to foster community in a time of crisis

Community is at the heart of our human needs. We thrive off connection, and a community fills these needs. With the coronavirus displacing many communities and forcing people to remove themselves from social situations, how do we nurture community and connection remotely? Here are three great ways to nurture online communities, stay connected with your […]

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May
14

Is co-leadership right for your organization?

We have all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one.” Most of us can agree collaboration and communication contribute to growing creativity, but Angela Kisskeys and Sarah Ruzek have managed to put collaboration at the core of their association.  Collectively, they have headed Associations North for the last three years, an association that […]

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May
13

SURGE Connect registration is now open

Well, this spring didn’t go quite as planned. As we began preparing to host SURGE Connect, we knew the event would be virtual as it always has been. We just didn’t know that virtual events would quickly become our only option. In the weeks since we first announced our call for speakers, the world has […]

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May
13

It’s not you, it’s me: Why your mentoring relationship isn’t working out

While a mentoring relationship is traditionally thought of as a senior leader providing guidance to a junior professional, mentoring can follow many pathways. In my own career, I’ve established relationships as both a mentor and a mentee through formal mentoring programs. I also receive professional guidance though a peer group of mid to senior-level female […]

By Amy Thomasson | Empower Yourself . Engage People
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