Aaron Wolowiec

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation. Q & A with Bob Thomas , senior director of operations and executive director, Michigan Chamber Foundation at Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Learn: Q: What’s one subject you’d like to learn more about? A: I’d love to learn more about macroeconomics.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation. Q & A with Bob Thomas , senior director of operations and executive director, Michigan Chamber Foundation at Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Learn: Q: What’s one subject you’d like to learn more about? A: I’d love to learn more about macroeconomics.

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Carla Kalogeridis. Q & A with Carla Kalogeridis , president, Arion Media Services. Follow her on Twitter at @CarlaKalo. Q: Learn: Let’s say you’re studying for a big exam. Are you a crammer, or do you like to plan ahead? A: I plan ahead to cram.

Listen: Don’t just hear

Aaron Wolowiec

Make sure your MC provides the WIFM by building a connection between the speaker, the content of the session and your conference theme or organization’s mission. Jennifer Grau, president, Grau Interpersonal Communication.

Cut through communication clutter

Aaron Wolowiec

Without content, communication efforts are null. percent feel their publishing/content creation teams are understaffed. To build better content and greater engagement, you must start by asking what they want and why. Think about what can enhance current content (i.e.

No more learning silos

Aaron Wolowiec

High-quality, curated content delivered in the context of job performance is essential. Photo courtesy of Skillsoft via Facebook. I’m a self-professed word nerd. In college, I loved leaving classes with a new nugget of information.

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Some must-dos for ASAE’s annual meeting

Aaron Wolowiec

It is very acceptable at ASAE to switch sessions if the content or format doesn’t accommodate your learning style. Lowell Aplebaum. In anticipation of the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition , which will be held Aug.

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Association e-learning: what you need to know

Aaron Wolowiec

At the same time, members who can’t attend a conference or workshop benefit from the convenience of on-demand content. Keep your content fresh by re-purposing and updating content routinely to ensure it’s both relevant and timely.

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Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

The course content primarily focuses on two chapters of Professional Practices in Association Management, Second Edition : Chapter 26 on education programs and Chapter 32 on meeting planning and management. Deliver content.

Post-event fulfillment reports: Setting the stage for sponsor renewals

Aaron Wolowiec

Issuu gives anyone with digitally bound content the ability to upload and distribute publications worldwide both quickly and easily. Bullets, photos, charts and other brief expressions of content are always preferable to lengthy paragraphs.

No more learning silos

Aaron Wolowiec

High-quality, curated content delivered in the context of job performance is essential. Photo courtesy of Skillsoft via Facebook. I’m a self-professed word nerd. In college, I loved leaving classes with a new nugget of information.

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3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

Aaron Wolowiec

This one has staged something of a comeback with the rise of MOOCs and other free content, but it doesn’t take much more than observation and common sense to dispel it. The rise of “free” content has not and will not change that. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc.

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Call for Presentations: Dead or Alive?

Aaron Wolowiec

Works with those individuals to co-create an experience with both quality content and quality instructional design (e.g., I hope this helps spark some ideas of how you might tweak the process within your own organization to ensure the “right” content at your next event.

Bonus content: Event Garde e-news – October edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Jeanette Stawski, executive director, AORE. Q & A with Jeannette Stawski, executive director of Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Q: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? A: Je parle Francais. Well, I used to know how!

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Allison McClintick, CEO/leader development specialist, FlightLead Consulting. Q & A with Allison McClintick , CEO/leader development specialist, FlightLead Consulting. Q: Would you rather sky dive, bungee jump or climb to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, and why?

Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

Aaron Wolowiec

The insights you gain from a training needs assessment will help you design e-learning courses with relevant content that helps learners perform well in their jobs. 2) Chunk content to prioritize and eliminate clutter. 5) Align content with real-life job roles and responsibilities.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Mobile learning – About 41 percent of associations that use technology for learning provide a mobile version of their content. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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Start with the last first?

Aaron Wolowiec

Edwards contends many instructional designers focus so much attention on presentation that sometimes content gets lost. Ethan Edwards. We’ve written about successful e-learning programs in the past and those of us in the industry often signing the praises of such modules.

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Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Elyse Kopietz, director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association. Q & A with Elyse Kopietz , director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

If something comes up, will the organizer provide content virtually? Once it’s determined virtual events are necessary, planners need to provide tailored content, specific for the web. I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict.

Six Ways to Intersect Publications and Education Events

Aaron Wolowiec

Write Communications works with association leaders to create mission-aligned content for every channel for measurable results. Delivering content to your members is a cornerstone of not only your publication program, but also your education events.

Bonus content: Event Garde e-news – July edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Cally Hill, Director of Client Relations. Q & A with Cally Hill, Director of Client Relations. Q: When you’re not working for Event Garde, what keeps you busy? A: I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Tigers baseball.

Celebrating two years

Aaron Wolowiec

As most of you know by now, I came on board this summer as digital content manager to help Event Garde grow its online and public presence. Two years ago, Aaron Wolowiec had a vision. Strategic planning. Instructional design. Meeting management. They were all in his wheelhouse.

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Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – August edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Heidi Letzmann, education and programs manager, American Association of Law Libraries. Q & A with Heidi Letzmann, education and programs manager, American Association of Law Libraries. Q: If you had to choose another career path, what would it be, and why?

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Mary Manier. Q & A with Mary Manier , director of sales, Experience Grand Rapids. Learn: Q: How do you learn best? By reading in a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting? A: I learn best in a quiet library-like setting.

On target and in the money

Aaron Wolowiec

Once you determine those audiences, focus on their needs when developing educational content and choosing speakers. Now that you’ve settled into 2014 (maybe? sort of?), you’re probably planning an exciting lineup of events.

What’s the state of association marketing?

Aaron Wolowiec

Now, marketing is very much about content. Without content, you’ve got nothing to communicate, no brand and no campaign. 2 spot while content marketing took No. As many of you probably know by now, I’m a public relations fanatic.

Millennial-friendly meetings: Bring on the couches and big screens

Aaron Wolowiec

Millennials expect technology, including fast Wi-Fi, hybrid content, social media conversation, web-based audience participation platforms, comprehensive event apps and other technology to be seamlessly integrated into modern meeting design.

Bonus content: Event Garde e-news – December edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Kim Harwood, president, Results and Hand Software, LLC. Q & A with Kim Harwood, President, Results at Hand Software, LLC. Q: If you were a Christmas ornament, what would you look like, and why?

The makings of marketing mavens

Aaron Wolowiec

E-mail, event and content marketing are the top ranked tactics in terms of effectiveness. Respondents ranked e-mail and event marketing as the top two marketing tactics, followed by social media, website/SEO and content marketing. Embrace content.

Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

Filed under: Associations , Content Curation , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: associations , digital , instructional design , learning management system , LMS , Massive Open Online Courses , MOOC , online learning , SME , social media , technology , Web Courseworks , whitepaper.

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Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

Aaron Wolowiec

The insights you gain from a training needs assessment will help you design e-learning courses with relevant content that helps learners perform well in their jobs. 2) Chunk content to prioritize and eliminate clutter. 5) Align content with real-life job roles and responsibilities.

Bonus content: Event Garde e-News – May edition

Aaron Wolowiec

The first edition of Event Garde’s monthly e-newsletter launches today (and we’re sharing here some of the bonus content from that publication). Q & A with Kristen Parker, Digital Content Manager for Event Garde. Kristen Parker, digital content manager, Event Garde.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – March edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Debra Zabloudil, president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q & A with Debra Zabloudil , president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q: If I were writing a book about your life, what would the title be, and why?

ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

Aaron Wolowiec

Kristen Parker is digital content manager for Event Garde. Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. In fact, nearly every industry feels the effects. Even associations.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

Professionalize content development and delivery. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different. I had a job before graduation and I never questioned the value of my degree. While I had an internship, the focus then on skills (vs. education) wasn’t nearly as strong.

Start with the last first?

Aaron Wolowiec

Edwards contends many instructional designers focus so much attention on presentation that sometimes content gets lost. Ethan Edwards. We’ve written about successful e-learning programs in the past and those of us in the industry often singing the praises of such modules.

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The Connection Factor

Aaron Wolowiec

This month’s guest blog post is by Elsbeth Russell, senior editor at Naylor, LLC , who works with association executive clients to produce content-targeted print and online publications. Elsbeth Russell, senior editor, Naylor, LLC.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – December edition

Aaron Wolowiec

We are partnering with a number of leading industry experts both to create new content and to deliver exceptional client deliverables and experiences. Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president, Event Garde. Q & A with Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president of Event Garde.

Selecting and coaching speakers to deliver quality digital presentations

Aaron Wolowiec

Content curation. In a content curation process, a committee comprised of a cross-section of the organization’s key constituents first identifies the topics of greatest interest or concern to the industry. Via the content curation approach, speaker asks may be more deliberate (e.g.,

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