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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: Last Minute Gifts

Posted by Sarah Hill

The Holidays are almost here! Do you still need some last-minute gifts? Today’s Top Five could help you out.

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For nonprofits: Great books to read and share

8 Books for Nonprofits to Read and Book Giveaway by Beth Kanter

 

For the eternal scholar

10 Educational Gift Ideas for the Lifelong Learners in your Life by Jeff Cobb

“While there are plenty of options out there for kids, you may find that coming up with educational gifts for the adults in your life is a bit tougher. So,here are some gifts you may want to consider for the adult lifelong learners in your life. Most of them are digital, so you don’t have to worry about fighting traffic or getting them shipped some place on time.”

 

For the fearless leader

Five Skills Every Leaders Needs In 2013 by Kerry Stackpole

“Passion and curiosity. Having a deep sense of engagement with the world — a questioning mind.

Battle-hardened confidence.  Having a track record of facing down adversity and knowing your capabilities.

Team smarts. Having the organizational equivalent of street smarts.

Simple mindset.  Having the ability to distill a lot of information into the one or two or three things that truly matter.
Fearlessness.  Having a bias toward action — not recklessness, but a willingness to take risks.”

 

For yourself: Teach yourself to fly

How will you teach yourself to fly in 2013? By Jeff Cobb

“There are at least three key lessons to be taken from the Wright Brothers:

Small steps count – the key is to take the time to learn from your results

Curiosity and motivation often trump money and other resources

You have to be willing to take a few risks along the way”

 

For everyone

How Can I Find Relief From Holiday Stress? by Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

“This year can be different, though, if you try a combination of cutting back on activities, taking shortcuts, and adjusting your own expectations for the season. You can enjoy the holiday to the fullest without maxing out your energy, schedule and credit cards. Here are some tips that can provide relief from holiday stress.”

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