The Elephant Climbs up on the Table : Off Stage

Off Stage

I was asked by the North Carolina AEs to be a featured speaker at a ‘Fireside Chat’: the AEs submitted questions and I (retired and “experienced”) responded with shoot-from-the-hip answers. Technology. Off Stage.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

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If you’re in North Carolina, please consider supporting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. If this law ever comes to North Carolina, I am screwed. Reboot IT from Dave Coriale at DelCor Technology Solutions.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.14.16

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Our home, property and lives were spared from the storm, unlike so many in North Carolina. The training industry is a huge enterprise representing approximately $160 billion in North America and over $355 billion globally.

Calling on Members: Tech Association Embarks on Statewide Tour

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We really want to be able to tell a story about how specifically in North Carolina there is a diverse range in markets and how companies have gone to each of those regions and built businesses that have helped North Carolina’s economy.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

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You’ve probably seen stories about distillers in your area who are now producing hand sanitizer—I know they are in my part of North Carolina. If you’re in my part of North Carolina, your donation to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina goes even further this month.

Are Zip Lines Safe? Industry Faces New Questions Following Girl’s Death

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A fatal zip-line accident involving a 12-year-old girl in North Carolina has legislators talking regulation at the state level. The death, the second caused by a zip-line accident in North Carolina, led to the closure of the zip lines at the YMCA’s Camp Cheerio.

Association Brain Food: Week of February 1, 2016

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One of the ways I’m contributing to the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), as a member of its professional development committee, is by compiling a list of professional development opportunities that’s shared in AENC’s weekly newsletter.

Ask Different Questions

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I’m finishing a presentation on blogging for the Association Executives of North Carolina Technology 20.11 “What keeps you up at night?” ” Its intention is good: discover what troubles people, their pain points, and try to address the underlying needs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

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AENC Technology Roundtable on Security. This one’s for my North Carolina association community. Facilitator: Tom Purdy, IT Director, North Carolina Board of Nursing. Here’s the learning line-up for the association community for the week of May 9.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Technology Continuity in Times of Crisis: A CEO and CIO Dialogue. Association Women Technology Champions (AWTC) Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

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This article was originally published in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, February 2016 issue. ~~~. Deirdre Reid, CAE is a freelance writer for technology firms serving the association market.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Host: Association Women Technology Champions (AWTC). What new technologies can they employ? Host: DelCor Technology Solutions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.29.20

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It covers virtual event strategy and technology, including a list of platforms for different purposes. It’s blueberry season here in North Carolina. Lacy Packard, MPM, Director of Information Technology, The American Association of Justice.

What my 60 year old father reminds us about Facebook

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This is my dad with his granddaughter (my niece), Bella, during a visit to North Carolina. Associations Best Practices Social Media baby boomers Facebook generational differences online communities social media technology

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Christina Lewellen MBA, CAE, Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools.

How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

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Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.22.17

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina. Presenter: Tahira Endean, instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

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Because our North Carolina home is surrounded by trees in rain-soaked ground, I’m preparing for the winds of Hurricane Florence and the inevitable power outage instead of giving my usual attention to this post.

Reads of the Week: February 22, 2013

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Even better, the nonprofit partner for the evening was one of my favorite organizations: the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. And don’t even get me started on technology silos where company data lives in different systems depending on the function.” North Carolina produces about half the sweet potato crop in the U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.17.19

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Mike Guerrieri of DelCor Technology Solutions shares a rescue plan for improving your association’s IT maturity —coconut shell cocktails not included. A network of bee hives—a bee highway—is nearing completion in North Carolina’s Triangle.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.22.20

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Your moment of zen on Carolina Beach. We’re starting to get North Carolina shrimp again. Jake Toohey, Senior Digital Consultant, Adage Technologies. Joe Post, Vice President Strategy, Adage Technologies.

Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

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While the industry’s growth is significant, there’s plenty of room for more growth, as just five states (California, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Nevada) represent three-quarters of the cumulative solar-energy production.

Conference Circuit: Storage Space

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The Energy Storage Association’s 26th Annual Conference and Expo begins in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week. Location: Charlotte, North Carolina. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Speaker and keynotes: 100 plus. Expo hall time: 20 hours.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

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Topping the list overall were two cities in North Carolina—Charlotte and Raleigh. Another North Carolina region a little lower on the list—the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill, combined for purposes of the study—highlighted a broader trend in the report: The concept that college towns are becoming major hubs of innovation in their own right.

Reads of the Week: March 1, 2013

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One of my favorite posts this week is by Kivi Leroux Miller, a nonprofit communications consultant, author and trainer, who also happens to be a North Carolina gal. By wisely leveraging technology, your organization can go so much further than you can imagine.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

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But since my family is spending next week at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, I will savor my time with them on the beach. Hear tips, advice and case studies on new AV ideas, technology and flawless executions with cutting-edge design. Host: Vanguard Technology.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

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Already, some cities within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia, such as Raleigh, North Carolina , and Baltimore , are seeing ways to turn the HQ2 decision into a net positive.

Writing Online Content for Distracted Readers

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This article was originally published as “Writing Online Content for Distracted Humans and Web-Crawling Spiders” in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, November/December 2015 issue. ~~~.

Youth Soccer Body Renews Safety, Compliance Focus

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This week, US Youth Soccer , which is the largest youth sports body in the country, announced a new “safety first” initiative, complete with collaborations with the world of technology and medicine. According to one University of North Carolina analysis , youth sports injuries cost $5.4

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.30.16

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– Six Simple Ways to Use Technology to Improve Your Event. Learn about best practices to use when selecting and applying new technologies to your event, and examples of important ( and easy-to-use ) tools such as planning and content management, analytics, and website management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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If you want to keep up with the mergers, sales and acquisitions in the association technology market, subscribe to Ben Martin’s theNIRD.org. <Creative Commons licensed image of North Carolina longleaf pines by Justin Meissen > Tagged: Brain Food.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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If you want to keep up with the mergers, sales and acquisitions in the association technology market, subscribe to Ben Martin’s theNIRD.org. <Creative Commons licensed image of North Carolina longleaf pines by Justin Meissen >

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

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The association’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, is expanding its free training program for individuals looking to enter the information technology field. The world of information technology can be a great opening for unemployed or underemployed people seeking new careers.

Telepresence Robots Keep Teleworkers Better Connected

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A look at how OSA has benefited from the technology and other considerations to keep in mind. Because of this, organizations are experimenting with new technologies to establish greater connection with their teleworking employees.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.1.17

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At the recent Association Component Exchanges (CEX) hosted by Billhighway and Mariner Management, Jennifer Rowell from the North Carolina Association of CPAs (yay, NC!) Technology isn’t the only success factor.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.26.17

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And, when you get that money, you’ll want to read Aptify’s explanation of how a lack of standard, documented (emphasis on “documented”) processes wreaks havoc on technology selection and implementation. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”. Learning · Technology · Design (LTD) is a virtual conference designed for those of you who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”. Learning · Technology · Design (LTD) is a virtual conference designed for those of you who work in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

Embracing Virtual Work: The Time Is Right

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One Monday session, “ Productively Manage a Virtual Work Environment ,” covered technology tools like Slack and Dropbox, which enable close interaction among remote and onsite teams. In this technology world, there’s no such thing as the word ‘remote’ anymore.