Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

Reid All About it

Check out this Futurism article to find out how augmented reality (AR) is going to transform your life. It’s going to be a while before we experience AR in our everyday life but I love reading about AR experiments and possible scenarios. Digital entrepreneurs are discovering how to make lots of money in what was once association territory: online courses and membership communities. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.

IC Systems – Are they Legit?


They are located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and they usually collect debts on behalf of their clients in healthcare, education, dental, government, utilities, commercial industries, and financial services. Like other debt collection companies, IC Systems usually buys debts from their clients, and then contract consumers who are meant to pay them. This is a legit company, and you may find them listed on your credit report from time to time if you haven’t paid your debts.

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Luggage Tags and Breath Mints: How MSAE Refreshed Itself As Associations North

Association Adviser

Most associations wouldn’t risk offending or confusing their members by giving them air freshener and breath mints, but earlier this year the Midwest Society of Association Executives handed out plenty of both to members in celebration of their “fresh,” new name, Associations North. Her insight into their rebranding research process left us with the strong impression that their new tagline of “moving professionals forward” is much more than a platitude; but a promise to members.

Off-The-Cuff: Tips For Improving Impromptu Speaking Skills

Associations Now

Should you ever find yourself in a situation that calls for unscripted speaking, take some tips from executive speaking coach Anett Grant, who shared some secrets of the trade to help master the art of impromptu speech. But, given high-pressure situations and the immediacy of today’s digital world, ad hoc speaking can also lead to serious gaffes, especially from organizational leaders. The issue isn’t relegated to high-profile CEOs, either. There are processes.

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DCM Services, LLC (You’re dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector)


Although creditors may seem to be lenient when it comes to repayment and are always willing to give you time to figure things out, debt collectors are aggressive in their collection and may not be ready to accommodate your challenges, even when you are dead. They are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the company was established in 2006. How does this work? If the deceased however did not have a formal estate, they have nothing to file.

Content, Millenials, Videos 7 best of the week for associations

SCD Group

How to Overcome the ''No Time to Create Content'' Challenge By Joe Chernov via How can we maximize our content output in the minimum amount of time? HubSpot recently surveyed nearly 3,600 marketing and sales professionals for our annual State of Inbound report (available at link; email required), and asked several questions related to content creation and impact. And, here’s how we know we’ve done it.

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here. Community foundations across the country have been promoting local giving days to motivate people to support nearby charities, encourage nonprofits to embrace technology, and bolster their reputations. For its part, Kimbia’s technology team tried to fix the problem. Still, some damage was done, according to Ms.

Jefferson Capital Systems – Can you trust them?


Cloud, Minnesota. Usually, they appear as Jefferson Capital International , which means that they purchase the rights to your debt. They then embark on an aggressive process of trying to collect the debt to get back their money and make a profit in the process. Of course, when you receive the first call, you will want to find out if this is a legitimate company and whether you are about to get conned by sending money to a fraudster.