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What I’ve Learned after 10 Years at Blue Sky eLearn

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Summary: We have some incredible people here at Blue Sky eLearn, so we’ve decided to share some stories and observations from someone who’s been with us through thick and thin: Jocelyn Taylor, our Senior Director of Sales Operations.

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Event Email Marketing for Associations: 3 Essentials

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The first pitfall into member attrition is the assumption that members are committed to sticking with an organization simply because they’ve signed up to pay regular dues.

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Thoughts from a Think Tank: The Work We Do

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The Work We Do is our second topic from the Think Tank event I recently moderated for the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Young Professionals group, FUEL.

8 Tips for Attending a Virtual Conference

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At this point, you may have attended a virtual conference, and you’ve probably attended a webinar or two. While organizations are getting creative with their online events you can still probably expect to be sitting in front of your computer watching sessions for multiple hours a day.

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 Small but Mighty Micro-Credential

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Micro-credentials can be an outstanding way for organizations to support all aspects of professional development and lifelong learning for their stakeholders. But, what are micro-credentials, and why should you consider using them in your association or organization?

Planning a Virtual Day of Service for Your Organization

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Although your association might not be meeting in person right now, plenty of organizations are moving their meetings and events online and engaging members in the digital realm.

For Presenters: A Virtual Event Checklist

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Whether your presenters are experienced in presenting to a virtual audience or not, it’s never a bad idea to have a checklist for them to run through. Even if some of these items seem obvious, you never know what someone may forget to do before it’s time for them to present!

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Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Virtual Events in 6 Months Part I

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Recently, Blue Sky eLearn’s Senior Sales Director, Lance Simon, sat down with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, CEO of AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, David Ditker, CEO of the Assistive Technology Industry Association, and Dan Streeter, Vice Presid e nt of Learning Strategy and Development at Blue Sky eLearn. .

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Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

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As an association leader, you know the importance of engaging your members. How you communicate with members and the opportunities you offer directly impact their experience with your organization and the chance that they’ll renew.

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.

Thoughts from a Think Tank: The Shifting Work Culture

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I recently moderated a Think Tank event for the Association Executives of North Carolina Young Professionals group, FUEL. This event brought association executives and their partner organizations together to discuss the problems they see facing the world and innovate new solutions to fix them.

Looking For a Virtual Events Partner? Be Sure To Ask These 10 Questions

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During this Coronavirus crisis, many planned conferences are being transformed into virtual events. In response to this demand, there are new companies springing up each week.

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7 Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Event Engaging

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If you’re not seasoned in hosting virtual events, you may be worried about holding your attendees ’ attention. After all, they aren’t sitting in front of you in a conference room, but instead behind a computer at home. Here are some ways to keep virtual attendees engaged: .

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Webinar Recap: Getting Good Programs (and Great Money) Out of Partners

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Recently, our clients Joy Davis and Eri k Burns from AAPS joined us to provide a webinar on getting good programs (and great money) out of partners. When we say partners, we’re talking about your exhibitors and sponsors.

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.

Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

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With the new year comes a fresh list of aspirations and a renewed vigor for setting (and following through) with your loftiest goals.

Why Your LMS Needs Google Analytics

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Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with Google Analytics. You (or your marketing team) are probably using it to track traffic on your organization’s website. But why not on your Learning Management System? Audience . General dashboards offer an at-a-glance view of some general insights.

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Travel Restrictions Affecting Your Event? Go Virtual!

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We’ve seen it in the past. Outbreaks, travel bans, terrorist attacks affecting travel around the world, and as a result – your events.

Attracting More Association Members: A Q&A

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An association’s success is dependent on how happy and fulfilled its members are. The more meaningful experiences and learning opportunities your association offers , the more likely you can get membership renewals and even attract new members.

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.

It’s Time to Get Started: 5 Key Steps to Success with a Virtual Conference

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Whether a virtual conference is driven by the current virus COVID-19 virus, financial considerations, member outreach, or beneficial global dialogue, the fundamental process for planning and implementation remains the same.

3 Ways Associations Can Deliver Value to Members at Events

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If you’re considering hosting an event or conference for your association, it’s critical that you plan for a few key elements to drive value to your members: Education. Engagement . Experience.

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Building a Community: 5 Tips for Digital Member Engagement

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Association membership is one of the most enriching experiences—particularly when you’re part of an association that prioritizes engaging its members.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

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When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. This could mean email blasts and posts on social media to start creating buzz, as well as providing incentives and discounts for early visitors. We see these tactics often, in all aspects of life.

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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!

Driving Growth with Hybrid Events

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Whether it’s due to conflicting schedules, cost, or travel limitations, there are throngs of people who would love to engage with your brand at an event, but simply cannot attend. However, if show organizers and event marketers hope to expand their event and their brand to new audiences, they still need other ways to reach these people. What is a hybrid event?

4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

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Whether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options. It can certainly be overwhelming, so we’ve broken things down to get you started. . Moving Your Conference 100% Online .

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8 Tips for Recruiting High-Quality Webinar Speakers

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What is the most important part of a webinar presentation? Of course, the timing, technology, and ease of use for the learner are super important, but the absolute most important part to the success of your webinar is the content and subject matter expert (SME). These two components can make or break your session. .

Social Learning: Integrating Courses with Community

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Social Learning has been a buzz word for some time now. It’s easy to talk about the benefits of wrapping social features around more traditional courses and education initiatives but how does it all really work? . Community Group .

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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.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

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For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. Plus, events are one of the ways that your association can raise non-dues revenue. . There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? . Every event-planning team struggles with this question.

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Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

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What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting? CRA training at the study site? Virtual meetings? On-demand modules? . While all of these are good options, blending these together can provide you the best option. . Blending learning combines live interactive training with self- paced on-demand training, which can include assessments or e xercises to reinforce learning objectives.

Tips for Preserving Your eLearning Programs

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A volunteer member once enthusiastically told me “I love a good binder!” ” I’ve taken that to heart over the years and have created many, many good binders. To preserve the online education programs and processes I worked so hard to put in place! At some point, circumstances that may or may not be in your control will dictate that someone else is going to need to review past decisions in order to make future ones.

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6 Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Content

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Just like your presenters do with a face-to-face presentation, they spend a lot of time preparing for their webinar presentations as well. And while they’re doing that, you’re spending the time marketing the webinar, you’re spending the money to work with a company who will assist you in hosting a professional event and take care of the technical and customer support needs. All of that time and money and within 30, 60, 90 minutes it’s all over.

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.

5 Ideas for New Digital Revenue Streams

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Over the past few weeks hundreds, maybe thousands of association events have been cancelled. Even as many remain hopeful for summer and fall events, it is unclear when we will be able to return to a more normal way of life, and what this new normal will look like.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

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How vital is non-dues revenue for your association? For many, it is quite substantial. In 1953, more than 95% of revenue for professional associations came from membership dues. Recently, that number had decreased to a mere 30%. Over the last few decades, the biggest driver of non-dues revenue has been technological advancements. Technology has paved the way for innovative methods of generating non-dues revenue while providing significant value to your members.

Choosing the Right Model – Certificate or Certification

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Recently, Michelle Nolin, Learning Strategy and Instructional Design consultant from Learn Ethos, LLC and Linda Anguish, Director of Accreditation Services at the Institute of Credentialing Excellence presented a webinar on choosing the right model between certificates and certification programs.

Everybody’s Due-ing It! Ideas to Drive Non-Dues Revenue

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Associations are always looking for new and creative ways to drive additional non-dues revenue. At a recent Association SIG Summit, Blue Sky Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, joined a group of association executives as they crowdsourced ideas to drive non-dues revenue. We hope by sharing the ideas below, that you’ll be inspired to try some of these out within your own organization. Anything you think we are missing? Comment below! Education.

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.