Sword Swallowing? Yes, There’s an Association for That.

Associations Now

Sword Swallowers Association International, which launched in 2002, is the only organization of its kind in the world. “Like any loving relationship, you have to listen and ask your body, and sometimes it’s not the right time to go all the way,” she told The New York Times.

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How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

Associations Now

Similar measures were already on the books in California, New York, Oregon, and Texas, and legislators in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are currently working on their own bills. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Study: Top Execs Willing to Jump Ship for New Jobs

Associations Now

New analysis of data from a decade ago finds 52 percent of executives were willing to pursue a new job if contacted by a recruiter. Back in 2002, more than half of executives were willing to actively consider a new job when contacted by a recruiter, according to a new study.

Book Review: iPhone Millionaire

SocialFish

In the next few years, virtually every interaction and transaction we carry out, whether it’s buying new clothes or finding a new mate, is going to be carried out on a screen. This is a guest post from Michael Rosenblum , author of iPhone Millionaire.

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Report: Terror Risk Tops Safety Concerns for Business Travelers

Associations Now

A new Global Business Travel Association report reveals that many business travelers’ biggest safety concern is terrorism, despite the fact that other risk factors, such as theft or street violence, are much more likely.

Pop-Up Events: The Next Trend for Associations?

Associations Now

Some familiar brands have found they’re a great way to not only generate buzz and revenue (between $ 45 billion and $50 billion annually , according to a study conducted by Chicago-based marketing firm PopUp Republic) but also introduce and test new products. New attendee engagement.

Don’t Close the Book on Indie Bookstores Just Yet

Associations Now

1,632 The number of members the American Booksellers Association has—down from 2,400 in 2002, but up after a period of recent declines, according to The New York Times.

Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Associations Now

61 % The increase in court decisions regarding noncompete agreements between 2002 and 2012, according to a study conducted for the Wall Street Journal by the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP.

Email Marketing Trends: What’s Hot in 2017

Associations Now

In The New York Times ’ case, it’s been using such a platform, internally called Paperboy, for more than a decade—just to make the production process bearable. “It’s Long neglected as part of the communications conversation, emails have become more essential than ever in 2017.

Oscars Foul-Up: Lessons From Notable Event Embarrassments

Associations Now

During a 2002 Ryan Adams concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, a heckler in the crowd started shouting for Adams to perform the song “Summer of ’69,” a tune by the similarly named Bryan Adams (the two, oddly enough, share a birthday).

The Art of the Retirement Announcement

Associations Now

The two TV stars joined a growing list of New York celebrities to call it quits in a similar fashion: Before the 2013 Major League Baseball season, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera announced it would be his last , and Mo’s teammate Derek Jeter did the same this year.

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

Summary: A selection of thought-provoking websites from beyond the association management realm that offer new ideas for association executives. July 29, New Orleans, NYIB Leadership Pre-Conference. 9, New Orleans, NAHB Association Leadership Institute. Dec 2002 (6).

Crucial Conversations

Plexus Consulting

Authors are Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler, published in 2002 by McGraw Hill, and subsequently a New York Times bestseller. By Virgil Carter How are you at crucial conversations? Crucial conversations are those situations in which you are involved with others, in which the outcomes and the relationships are at stake. Just about every non-profit CEO has been in crucial conversations.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

Since 2002, the Komen has grown from $92.6 With new investigations of Planned Parenthood on the rise, the Komen leadership saw a sensible way to exit the controversial relationship and be seen as the non-partisan organization it felt it was. via the New York Times ).

Business Ideas for Women

SocialFish

Kendra Scott , 44, is the founder, chairman, lead designer and CEO of Kendra Scott, LLC , a jewelry company that was founded in 2002. Thomae, with the help of two of her friends, worked on the design, look, and voice of the new company. It is headquartered in New York, New York.

Plexus Consulting Group?: Crucial Conversations

Plexus Consulting

Authors are Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler, published in 2002 by McGraw Hill, and subsequently a New York Times bestseller. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Plexus Consulting Group® For health, education, workforce, finance and other non profit and public service organizations that want to leverage resources and strategically plan for U.S. or international market expansion. Monday, March 21, 2011. Crucial Conversations. By Virgil R. Carter.

Game Plan 2014: Seeing Around the Corners

Association Adviser

As Plotke observed: “You hear so often that Next-Gen doesn’t need associations but , as long as associations continue to evolve and to embrace new ways of thinking and acting, then [industry] up-and-comers are going to want a seat at the table, and will indeed join.”

Big Data: Big Headache or Big Opportunity for Associations?

Association Adviser

As best-selling author and product innovation expert Tony Ulwick explained at last week’s Innova-Con 2014 conference in New York, don’t ask customers or members what they want in a product, ask them what types of “jobs” they need to have done better. It’s also a great member benefit and new member recruiting tool. Eckert, who co-authored the 2012 book From Insight to Action: Six New Ways to Lead with Jean Frankel. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.