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Presentation Tips: Help Your SME Deliver Their Best Content

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As we’ve discussed before the recruitment of good quality subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the hardest parts of creating a solid curriculum. Now that you’ve identified the “right one ; ” let’s look at some tips and tricks you can provide your speaker to deliver their best content.

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How to Launch an LMS with No Content

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We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no! We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content.

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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.

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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.

AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

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).

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.

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.

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Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content

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Recently, Blue Sky eLearn Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, presented a webinar covering ten strategies for pricing eLearning content.

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Webinar Recap: Association Value Prop Remix

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Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Sonya Pittman Guthrie and Jennifer Rowell, co-owners of Up10 Solutions , on one of our monthly webinars.

Setting yourself up for Success with eLearning Feedback Surveys

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I recently attended a webinar on mentoring and induction programs for new PK-12 teachers. A survey popped up at the end and among the questions was this feedback form favorite – “What did you learn?” I answered honestly, “I learned strategies for mentoring and new teacher induction.”.

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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!

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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. .

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

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In today’s world, associations are growing and evolving at a rapid pace. With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals.

3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

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Creating online courses that not only educate learners but captivates and leaves them full of curiosity is a difficult task. Most people will agree that the quality of the content is the most important aspect of any educational course.

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%.

Tips for Attracting a Younger Audience to Your Webinars

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Did you just come up with a brilliant idea for a webinar? Is your topic exciting and thought-provoking? You may have the most riveting webinar ever, but you probably won’t consider it a success if you don’t have an audience.

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5 Benefits of Virtual Investigator Meetings

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Clinical trial training can be expensive. While traditional face-to-face meetings can have their benefits, they also cost more and are more time consuming. Virtual investigator meetings can allow for tremendous cost savings while increasing continuity and communication.

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7 Online Member Acquisition Strategies to Grow Your Base

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Your membership base is the heart of your organization, no matter what type of organization you work for. Without your members’ engagement, your organization wouldn’t be able to do what it needs to do. And unfortunately, members sometimes have to leave your organization.

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.

5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

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We talk a lot about lifelong learning. With many of our clients being professional associations, it would only make sense that lifelong learning is often a topic of conversation. Many people join associations as they can be a great place to find education and training.

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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.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

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Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking. Some organizations hire consultants to help them with the tasks. Some send out large RFPs.

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Tips for Kickstarting Your Podcast Channel

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You’ve finally done it. You’ve decided your organization needs to start hosting podcasts. Or maybe you’re still on the fence and are just looking for some advice if you do decide to take the leap. Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction. . Why .

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Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

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Supporters, members, and donors are the lifeblood of your organization or association. They’re the very reason for your membership program in the first place. Needless to say, keeping them engaged is of paramount importance.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

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Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, we are counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #10 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW.

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

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Raise your hand if “providing education and learning opportunities” is part of your association’s mission statement and/or core values.

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career, Part Three

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Part One & Two – What We Learned. Over the last two weeks, we talked about the ebbs and flows in the demand for certain qualifications and skillsets and how it affects the workforce for decades. We also dove into technological advancements and their effect on the workforce and the economy.

LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

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You’ve made your decision. Selected your LMS provider. Now comes implementation. Not all LMS platforms and providers are created equal. Having a successful implementation can make or break the success of your platform and eLearning programs, especially initially.

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The Learning Equation that Changes Everything

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As adults, most of us operate with a fundamental belief that we are terrible students.

How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

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Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share.

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The Association’s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

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As has been discussed at length, for a number of years – the viability of associations is under attack and the relevance of many associations is in question.

Pivot Point: Reshaping Your Business When it Matters Most

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Last month Sheri Jacobs, founder of Avenue M Group, presented the webinar ‘ Pivot Point: Reshaping Your Business When it Matters Most ‘ For all of the great insights she shared, we recommend you tune and watch the webinar on-demand by clicking here.

Where Does Your Association Fit in a Changing Postsecondary World?

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In the late 1990s, higher education and the importance of a four-year college degree started to change. The education systems themselves were not changing, but businesses were. It had been a national standard that in order to get a start a successful career you must first earn a college degree.

Personalized Learning: Who, What, Why? 

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Why does personalized learning matter for your organization? In 2018, we have access to personalized experiences throughout the day.

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Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

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Your LMS is ready to launch. What’s next? Congratulations! You did it. You’ve finished the initial implementation of your LMS and are ready to go live. Now what? It’s time to announce your new learning platform and create some excitement while inviting your learners to check it out!

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development.

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LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

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It’s Not in Our Budget. If you’ve never implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) before then it’s never been a part of your budget before.

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Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

3 Tips for Selling Sponsorship for eLearning

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Nowadays, eLearning or online learning isn’t a new or foreign concept. Most associations have some sort of eLearning program – be it recordings from annual meetings, monthly webinars, or content created specifically for on-demand courses. .

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