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7 Ways to Capture the Energy of a New Member

When new members join they’re super enthusiastic, excited, and gung-ho to launch their careers, and your association along with it. But after a few months the novelty has worn off and the member misses an event or two, then the engagement just drops off.

Don’t you wish you could bottle that energy from the first few weeks of membership? Maybe you can! Try the following seven tips and see if you can carry that energy longer!

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This American Life: On Conventions

Posted by MemberClicks Blog

For the last several years, I've been a devoted listener of "This American Life," a radio show that showcases stories of "regular" people and topics in amazing ways. I've consistently listened to it during my commutes, whether I was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic or walking a mere 20 blocks to the office.

Imagine my surprise when this week's episode - a rerun - was all about ... conventions! As association professionals, whether you work with a large or small organization - conventions and conferences are a way of life.

I think anyone who works in the association industry would get a kick out of listening to the podcast of this radio program. They aptly point out that focusing so much on one aspect of your life at a conference can make for an interesting few days.



When you attend ASAE, or host your association's conference, do you notice your own habits changing? When you're surrounded by people with whom you share one dominant interest, how does that affect your frame of mind?

Download a free mp3 here, and let us know what you think!

Topics: event planning

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