Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. Continuous learning is not only a better way to learn, it’s a better way to earn than one-off events.

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Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

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Is Your Technology Seamless?

Associations Now

A few smart words from a guy who built his life in technology could help you figure out your own technology balance. It was a pretty smart sponsorship opportunity on their part—free tickets to the event sold out so quickly that they had to upgrade the venue for the May 1 speech.).

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. It’s a way of captivating an audience, giving them an incentive to return to your site or participate in your events. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

My Day as a Telepresence Event Attendee


It all started when I was helping Association Forum identify innovative technology displays for the Digital Depot at Holiday Showcase. The events industry should start thinking about telepresence attendees as this technology becomes more popular and accessible.

Daily Buzz: The State of Event Tech

Associations Now

Meeting technology is always changing, and with it so does how planners use the tech. When it comes to event tech, what issues pose the biggest problems for planners? Switch up your annual meeting by opting for an unconventional event space.

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How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. Enterprise cloud platform technologies have transformed the association management software (AMS) landscape. Technology

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth


Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox.

Event App Due Diligence

Velvet Chainsaw

Editor’s Note: This article was originally penned for PCMA’s Convene in the beginning of August, early on in the discovery that the Apple App Store’s change in guidelines could affect branded mobile event apps. Apple may have moved our native event app cheese! Event Technology

Association Events Can Learn from Amazon’s Disruption Model

Associations Now

Association events are poised for change. As I listened to the speaker, I couldn’t help but think about association events. Every question Amazon asks seems to apply directly to our events: 1. But we are oversupplied with events competing for our attention.

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What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. Are you making content available to those who can’t attend events or conferences? By defining technology in that fashion, it’s easy to classify Velcro (or hook and loop) closures as something pretty great. Pricing.

How to Create Your Association Technology Vendor Shortlist (by Cutting Through the Sales Speak)


The salesperson aims to figure out what the buyer wants to pay monthly, while the buyer is looking at the total price. The buyer assumes the monthly payment works out to be the final price of the car but often they’re worlds apart. Step #6) Discuss Pricing.

How the Computer in Your Pocket Has Changed Event Attendee Behavior


Our cell phones and mobile devices influence our entire lives, including how we interact at live events like conferences and meetings. Get to know the nooks and crannies of technology, including how it has changed your members’ behavior at live events. Event agenda.

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Association’s Event Tools for Your AMS Software


They’re inexpensive and the extra variety I get is worth the price of my occasionally overlapping options. I’ve seen associations do this with association management software (AMS) and separate event systems. Determining Your Event Software Needs.

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

Observations on Association Management

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1). technology solutions. (2).

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6 Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Content

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

New Technological Realities: What’s on the Market?

Association Success

Technology to send your association hurtling into the future. This is a trendy topic these days because these technologies are increasingly accessible in the market. They can be given away in gift bags due to size, price, and easy user experience.

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020


Guy Bigwood, leads MCI’s Sustainability Services group which has produced a number of global chief executive events on sustainability to help to accelerate sustainable practices into corporate strategy around the world.

Monday Buzz: Finding Profitability in Virtual Events

Associations Now

Virtual events aren’t just a flashy show of technology for your association; they can also turn a profit. The post Monday Buzz: Finding Profitability in Virtual Events appeared first on Associations Now

Meetings mean money for hotels in 2015

Aaron Wolowiec

But if I have to pick, I’m going to choose an event hosted in a hotel with comfy beds, free Wi-Fi, probably a restaurant….and As such, cybersecurity at hotels will become increasingly important for events and meetings in 2015.”. Measurable data on meetings and events.

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8 Tips for Recruiting High-Quality Webinar Speakers

Blue Sky eLearn

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). There are three great ways to find out potential speakers f rom other events.

Get More Out of Your Live Events

Association Adviser

Emphasize the networking experience your live events offer—not only at the meeting space, but at the restaurants, lounges, hotels and shuttles in the convention vicinity. Then deliver solutions or answers to those challenges at your event. ” Making the live event more valuable for attendees. It’s not only at the meeting space, but at the restaurants, lounges, hotels” and anywhere else near the venue event where a great chance meeting can occur.

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The Social Media Strategy Behind CEA’s Big Event

Associations Now

Looking to revamp your social media strategy—or just initiate one—at your events? Social media promotions at events like CES are important because it is where attendees are, Anthony said. It’s also important to develop a genuine social media “voice” for your events, Anthony said.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Look into pricing for getting sessions recorded at your next one. You can bundle sessions together in packages by topic, sell them individually, or sell the entire conference as one bulk price. . We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no!

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Should You Crowdsource Your Event’s Note-Taking?

Associations Now

A big event—say, along the lines of this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition , taking place in Salt Lake City starting on Saturday—is a hard thing to capture in a digital form. If used correctly, it could keep the event’s collective memory stored away for the future.

What Happens When You Take Your Event Online?

Association Success

On synchronous events, and participating in pajamas. Online events, specifically hybrid conferences, are enormously powerful. They also involve technology tools which are being introduced and refined at wildly fast speeds. There is little consistency across organizations when it comes to structure, pricing and content access so creativity and innovation opportunities abound. Hybrid events can be difficult to pull off.

Racehorse Owners Association Wagers on Livestreaming Events to Boost Engagement

Associations Now

based Racehorse Owners Association decided to bring the event to its global membership with livestreaming technology. The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) is betting big on livestreaming technology to improve organizational transparency and keep its international membership engaged.

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Juice Up Your Conference App

Velvet Chainsaw

Beware of too-good-to-be-true pricing. Look for major industry technology providers to build or partner with leading mobile app solutions. Event & Meeting Planning conferences event mobile apps event technology mobile social technology for events tradeshow technology Web 2.0

Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans : Off Stage

Off Stage

16, 2010 - Part 3 of Life after MLS: Technology Strategic Plans. In the last two blogs Ive been discussing your IT needs as an association, particularly as a Realtor trade association, excluding any MLS technology needs you might have. Technology. Off Stage.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

We also dove into technological advancements and their effect on the workforce and the economy. We know that a college degree does not get you as far as it used to, and that technology is rapidly changing entire industries. Part One & Two – What We Learned.

6 Tips to Maximize the Success of Your Association’s Publication

Higher Logic

For example, an annual event publication could be your biggest print run of the year – and a huge opportunity for revenue growth and boosting member knowledge. Associations Member Retention Member Engagement Marketing Automation Online Community Advertising Events

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7 tips for getting the most out of an RFP for your next AMS

Nimble AMS

The primary purpose of an RFP: to gather proposals and discover how well potential products meet your requirements at an acceptable price. Nimble AMS Association Software Technology

Strategic meeting audits: Leveraging data to improve ROI

Aaron Wolowiec

Are you under the impression that all associations are experiencing diminished attendance at their in-person events? ASAE’s Technology Conference & Expo Hosted Successful New Learning Format, Increased Attendance. Does event pricing reflect the projected profit margin?

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Host and sell live and on-demand virtual events.

Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

Trade Association CEO Blog

Consider these major responsibilities: Membership Development, Membership Benefits, Membership Administration, Governance, Volunteer Development, Meeting/Event Management, Government Affairs, Market Development, Education, Operations, Communications and Cheerleader. Event Planning Checklist. My volunteer leaders were struggling with the complexities of planning a small event for our trade association so I prepared this checklist to help guide them. Labels: Event Management.

DelCor’s Guide to ASAE’s 2018 Associations @ Work + Additional Resources


Monday, October 29, 2018 | 9:45 – 10:45 AM | Room: Independence HI | Content Leaders: Kinsey Fabrizio, Senior Director, Member Engagement, and Ellen Savage, Vice President, Membership, Consumer Technology Association. Events

Compare Association Management Software Platforms


These membership management tools – contact database, email system, billing and payment options, event platform, website builder, and other useful services – will streamline your association’s operations and drive growth for your organization. Pricing available upon request.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

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. Host and sell live and on-demand virtual events.

Orgs versus Humans

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. Technology. It’s easy to leave an organization (regardless of your events, networking, discounts, etc.). Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.