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One Great Idea - Three Conferences Improved

Molly Marsh, AMR Director of Education and Engagement Design

As association meeting professionals, we know that for real learning to occur at our conferences participants must be active contributors to the educational experience. It’s a core principle of adult learning theory, right?! But when you leave “time” in the agenda for discussion, reflection or group work so much can go wrong…how do you ensure there’s enough to discuss, but not too much?

#DropsMic Public Speaking Tips for Association Professionals

Lindsay Overall, Program Manager, Academy of Communication in Healthcare & Whitney Wilgus, Executive Director, Alpha Zeta

As association professionals, we all engage in written communication pretty much all day every day, whether it’s writing emails, articles, social media posts, press releases, blogs, white papers, minutes, reports… But what about the dreaded public speaking gigs?  Like facilitating a Board meeting, hosting a webinar, or introducing speakers at a conference?

National Volunteer Week: Giving Back to Those Who Give

Lindsay Overall, Program Manager, Academy of Communication in Healthcare

Volunteer members are critical resources in helping associations achieve their missions and serve their members.  They devote time, energy, and expertise to move their organizations and professions forward.   According to the ASAE Foundation’s 2015 study Mutually Beneficial Volunteerism, volunteer hours make up 20–25 percent of an association’s total work hours (staff plus volunteers), averaging 67 hours per year per volunteer.

5 Tips to Design Like a Pro

Julie Pelstring, Senior Digital Graphic Designer

Just because you may not be a designer, doesn't mean you can't design!  Use these quick tips to be self-sufficient and save on your design budget!