Some organizational soul searching uncovered an outdated, cumbersome membership model that needed to be revamped. The reinvention focused on enhancing inclusivity and offering ways for members to engage on their own terms.
After a year that has tested leaders and companies' ability to bounce back, organizational resilience has become a must for enterprises coping with the unexpected. Deloitte Global's fourth annual readiness report explores the five traits that leaders need to emphasize to build greater resilience into their own organization.
Powerful and engaging presentations start with the basic concepts of clarification, organization, development of visual supports and expressing yourself with authenticity, writes Stephanie Scotti. "The best presenters get everything working together -- their words, body language, facial expression and voice, as well as the slides, props or other media support," Scotti writes.
A new report from the American Institute of Physics examines how scientific groups should reimagine their meetings to better meet stakeholder needs. While the report is geared toward scientific audiences, its suggestions can benefit all association meetings.
If you’re not sure what the difference is, why it matters, or how to move from one to the other, let our IMEX BuzzHub event tech partners, Swapcard, explain the reasons why – from increased reach and accessibility to infinitely more marketing opportunities – using data from 461 virtual events.
Software solutions—even for association alignment—are everywhere. By some estimates, there are 288 different project management tools available right now. That doesn’t count personal productivity tools, task management tools, customer relation management tools, and a myriad of other task- or concept-related tools that you deal with every day.
What will work look like when some employees return to the office and some stay permanently remote? Making plans while aiming at a moving target has not been easy, but associations are putting pieces in place for a revised workplace, perhaps forever changed by the pandemic. Here is a glimpse of what’s happening so far.
10 rules to create solid relationships with your team
Create connection with your team by being curious, consistent and respectful while spelling out your expectations and vision, writes John R. Stoker. "Taking a moment to consider your behavior will help improve your relationships, grow respect and increase your awareness so you can make any needed changes and improve the quality of your results," he writes.
Skip jargon, blanket terms when applying for grants
Terms such as "capacity-building" and "stakeholders" may catch the eye of grant-makers reviewing applications, but they lack substance and do little to help funders truly understand a potential grantees' work, writes Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center. Floersch shares several examples of common jargon and a better way to describe each activity.
Writer and consultant Beth Nyland offers 10 easy tactics to help writers paralyzed by a black screen or slowed by procrastination. Best practices include setting a timer, making a list, scribbling a "mind map," rambling about an idea with someone and shrinking the email, presentation, blog post, or other items into small tasks.