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Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Rumor has it, in some association circles, trade show attendance is struggling. This could spell trouble for how vendor members find value in belonging to your organization. While some industries may be feeling the pain more than others, it is never a bad time to think about the ways you are engaging your vendor/supplier members. Read on for a handful of ideas on engaging your vendor-side members in effective and successful ways.

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Friday Top Five: ASAE12, Blogs, and Making the Most out of your Meetings

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Happy Friday! We're back from our fantastic trip to ASAE's Annual Meeting in Dallas and we're looking forward to sharing highlights, insights, and fun photos. We hope you had a pleasant, productive week.

As per usual, we have a great lineup of five blog posts from around the online community. Which blog post stood out to you this week?

1. KiKi L'Italien provides a great overview of her trip to Dallas for ASAE12. We can't wait to share our perspective!

2. You may already be writing a blog for your association but what about starting a niche blog?  Darren Rowse of ProBlogger shares 5 Reasons to Start a Niche Blog, and 3 Niches to Consider. Niche blogging allows for you to connect with people of the same interest, indulge in your passion, and just have fun.

3.  Do you create a road map for your meeting or event? What's your desired output? Jeffrey Cufaude shares the inside scoop for preparation: Friday Facillitations #33: Outcome(s) and Output. "So the next time you go to design the outline and content flow for an event you are facilitating, try thinking in terms of both outcome and output."

4. More on Meetings - how to make them worthwhile and get the most bang for your buck?  Margaret Heffernan with INC. shares 3 productive ways to make meetings more productive.

5.  And even more ideas for jazzing up your meetings! Check out Carol Anne Moutinho's post Stuck in a rut? Four ideas to get the juices flowing at your next association or board meeting?

Enjoy your weekend!

Topics: social media for associations, event planning, ASAE

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