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Reads of the Week: March 8, 2013

Reid All About it

He was heading to TEDActive (the live Palm Springs simulcast) where he anticipated learning about association management from a dolphin researcher. I can feel for them because for eight years I was the general manager of an independently-owned (and very successful) restaurant, long before the days of social media. Steal this idea from Association Media & Publishing: sponsored small group dinner discussions. I’m not the only one who likes being a content curator.

Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

SCD Group

Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is announcing today that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered. What does this mean to associations? Five Tips to Rock Membership from Moose By Lynda Baldwin at Communication Strategies Group, Inc. Conflict increases within the association.

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How to Use Twitter: A Guide for AEs : Off Stage

Off Stage

Recently I’ve been working on some social media/marketing presentations for Realtors, and I’ve gotten involved in the whole online networking scene. I reviewed the proposed new Social Marketing course from Internet Crusade, as well—it’s going to be very helpful to our members, I think (should be released soon!). I know how much time I’ve spent researching and experimenting-- time I couldn’t have found when I was a full-time association manager.