Aaron Wolowiec

Education Strategy: Moving Forward with Intention

Aaron Wolowiec

As we approach the close of 2021, this is an ideal time to focus our intentionality on how we approach our slate of educational programming and how we want to move forward into 2022.

Innovating Attendee Experiences Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

Aaron Wolowiec

To ignite some creative thinking among your team, here are just some innovation bright spots to elevate the attendee experience that Aaron has experienced first-hand that you might consider adapting and adopting for those in-person meetings and events on your horizon

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The Delta Variant Isn’t The Only Reason to Rethink Your Return to the Office

Aaron Wolowiec

A lot of leaders spent the last few months putting in a place a plan to reopen the office (in one form or another) after Labor Day.

How to Design an Educational Event That Encourages Actual Learning

Aaron Wolowiec

Hosting an education-based conference or meeting can be tricky. Attendees come with multiple learning styles, diverse educational goals, and wildly different attention spans. But it’s possible to host an educational event that satisfies everyone’s checklists

WW2 to COVID-19: How Remote Tools Help Reinforce Development Post-Program eLearning

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development

In a world where virtual learning is here to stay, answering the question of “What now?” requires us to thoughtfully evaluate how we got here and how we can leverage the knowledge gained during the pandemic to address one of trainings greatest historical challenges – how we reinforce learning to move from knowledge to behavior change. Join Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, LLC, for this illuminating discussion on how to keep the gears turning

The Quick Way To Price Your Hybrid Events

Aaron Wolowiec

After running virtual events for free or very low cost, the first thing that you want to focus on is raising the price of any virtual components that you're going to offer, whether hybrid components or purely virtual events. Here are some thoughts to help guide you

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Your Guide to Compensating Event Speakers

Aaron Wolowiec

Wondering where to start when it comes to paying speakers? Let’s review some common questions about event speaker compensation

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How to Communicate Price Increases

Aaron Wolowiec

How do you raise the price of a virtual event when you did a free event or a very low cost event last year?

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10 Hotel Challenges to Overcome During Your Next Event

Aaron Wolowiec

Having attended, planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings over the last couple of months, following are 10 hotel challenges Aaron experienced that you should be aware of and plan to overcome as you work on fall and winter events

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Gardian of the Month: Steven Stout

Aaron Wolowiec

Steven Stout, Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives. is our Gardian of the Month

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Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Create eLearning that Gets Results

Speaker: Tim Slade, Speaker, Author, and Creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy

In this session, we will explore many of the reasons why most eLearning fails and the components that contribute to bad eLearning design. we will also explore how bad eLearning design can negatively affect the learning experience. Finally, this session will walk you through several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad eLearning courses.

Speaker Spotlight: Sarah Sladek

Aaron Wolowiec

As a best-selling author and CEO, Sarah Sladek brings her expertise to 40+ events a year. She founded XYZ University, the nation’s first generational research and management consulting firm. Sarah is an advocate for younger generations and a futurist.

The Purpose of Pricing

Aaron Wolowiec

When it comes to value in pricing, it is not about greed. Many associations think that if they discuss pricing, their members will see them as greedy, especially because we are nonprofit organizations.

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Speaker Spotlight: Jeff Cobb

Aaron Wolowiec

Jeff Cobb helps individuals and organizations leverage the power of learning to navigate change, drive innovation, and shape a brighter future

11 Safe Meeting Observations from the Front Line

Aaron Wolowiec

Having recently planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings and events for a variety of clients and industries, Aaron Wolowiec shares 11 stand-out observations for keeping your members and attendees both safe and comfortable

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Partner Spotlight: The Image Shoppe

Aaron Wolowiec

The Image Shoppe is a brand and digital marketing agency that provides the following services: brand marketing, digital strategy, design, copywriting, web development and fractional CMO

8 Tips to Build Diverse and Inclusive Virtual Events

Aaron Wolowiec

Building an inclusive, open, and diverse event is crucial in keeping your audience engaged. Here are some of the top and best practices you can follow to do just that

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Great Leaders Coach or Risk Cheating Team Development

Aaron Wolowiec

There is often a difference between how we are leading and how we would prefer to be leading – not to mention the impact on our teams and our organizations.

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Is it Time to Rethink Your Event Sales Strategy, Process and Expectations?

Aaron Wolowiec

One year later, as we continue to watch the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in the United States, there is hope that we may start to see in-person meetings and events return in the near future.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Tips for Sponsor Relations and Retention

Aaron Wolowiec

Associations continuously look to sponsorships to achieve non-dues-revenue goals. Putting your focus on sponsor retention will have long-term impact on your revenue goals and repeat support from sponsors. Here are 10 simple things you can do to improve your sponsor relations

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Six Types of User-Generated Video Content to Use to Maximize Engagement and Value for Your Next Event

Aaron Wolowiec

"In our increasingly connected digital world, it’s more difficult than ever for event planners to cut through the noise, hold the attention of attendees, and deliver valuable engagement for event sponsors. It’s no surprise that 71.5%

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Find Your Association’s Perfect Mix of Revenue Options

Aaron Wolowiec

In today’s trade association environment, it is more important than ever to research the nuances of your organization’s revenue streams to find the optimal mix of non-dues revenue (NDR) generating products for your specific organization

The Long-Term Problem of Short-Term Actions

Aaron Wolowiec

If you face a problem that requires fast action, what took you so long to recognize and be prepared to act in your and the businesses long-term interests? Are we practicing to solve problems only for today and not the future?

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Gardian of the Month: Denise Evans

Aaron Wolowiec

Denise Evans, CEO for Consult Me, LLC is our Gardian of the Month

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Grow Your Non-Dues Revenue in Times of Crisis and Beyond

Aaron Wolowiec

Non-dues revenue is a driving force for your association. It gives you the financial freedom to explore new technology and tools that help you evolve your communications strategy.

7 Practical Ways to Design a Better Association Strategy

Aaron Wolowiec

Strategic planning is one of the most important but intimidating parts of association work. The extent to which your association achieves your goals, and how quickly, depends in large part upon the thoroughness of your strategic plan.

Your Website is (Likely) Non-Compliant

Aaron Wolowiec

Is your website ADA compliant? Can someone get from your main event page all the way through the registration process without barriers? How do you know? Run your website - either your association, organization or event site through a free online accessibility tool.

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Event Garde Racial Equity Statement Update

Aaron Wolowiec

As an exclusively white organization, Event Garde recognizes that we have only begun on a much longer journey toward structural and not merely symbolic change.

How to Stay Healthy at Home

Aaron Wolowiec

Working from home comes with its own set of challenges. Staying active when you’re cozy in your house can be harder, while eating healthy when there’s a pantry full of food just steps from your home office can be tempting.

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The Importance of Honoring Black History Month

Aaron Wolowiec

Every year Black History Month sparks the annual debate about using one month to celebrate the history and accomplishments of African Americans. In 1926, when Carter G.

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Don’t Fail to Plan

Aaron Wolowiec

When you think of meal planning, the old saying really rings true here. “If If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” And that statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to making good choices with your food intake

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

Gardian of the Month: Kate Pojeta

Aaron Wolowiec

?Kate Pojeta, Event Garde's Director of Meetings & Technology, is our Gardian of the Month

Partner Spotlight: Naylor Association Solutions

Aaron Wolowiec

Naylor Association Solutions provides Member Engagement & Revenue Services and Content Services & Support

Renovating Your Strategic Plan Virtually - Part 1: Understanding the Basics

Aaron Wolowiec

Most associations view strategic planning as a necessary evil and cringe when the three years are up and it’s time to do another plan. Over time Boards can become jaded and skeptical of the strategic planning process, “We waste time and money on developing a plan and it never goes anywhere”.

Juggling Multiple Projects, Events, People, Tasks or Any Other Inordinate Amount of Information

Aaron Wolowiec

Information overload is no joke. We are constantly inundated with details, lists, tasks, content of all sorts. In today's world of ever-changing and constantly advancing technologies, how can you stay on top of it all

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.