When did you last hear the question: “Give me one good reason why”? Years ago, I began asking members across the country for the one main reason they belong to their association. They responded with “my boss said I have to” or “I’m not really sure how to answer that”. It left me curious about how … [Read more...] about Why the Book Breakthrough Value?
An Association Executive recently asked the meaning of rational relevance in the context of member feedback. First off to clarify, we aren’t talking about a rational or irrational member! This alternate interpretation highlights that not all member benefits are created equal. Members … [Read more...] about Being Relevant to Members
It’s a (strange) new world. You might be moving back to your office, rescheduling a big event, but life, nor your members’ work routine is far from back to normal. Winston Churchill says it best: Before we talk next steps, let’s acknowledge that every communicator just experienced baptism by … [Read more...] about Communications While Still in Crisis Mode
Ask yourself if the offering you consider a benefit is really a benefit and not a feature or an advantage. Here are some examples to help you distinguish between the three. Feature: A feature is a distinctive characteristic of a service or product you offer. This might be a publication, a … [Read more...] about Features versus Benefits
Amazing presentations look easy. As your president prepares to shoot their video announcement to give an association update, make it look easy and help them plan a short, purposeful message. Show ease in front of the camera. By the time they get in front of the camera, help them connect with the … [Read more...] about Stellar Videos are Equal Part Planning + Delivery