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.

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.

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

Associations Now

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 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.

What my 60 year old father reminds us about Facebook

Aaron Wolowiec

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

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: 6.6.16

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– Association Management 101 (North Carolina). If you’re in North Carolina, here’s an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of association management and feel recharged about your profession, all at a price your budget can afford.

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.

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.

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: 5.30.16

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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: 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.

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.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

Associations Now

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.

Conference Circuit: Storage Space

Associations Now

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.

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.

Youth Soccer Body Renews Safety, Compliance Focus

Associations Now

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: 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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

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.

Embracing Virtual Work: The Time Is Right

Associations Now

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.

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.

Take Education Beyond Conference Sessions Using the Latest Apps

Associations Now

Enhance and customize the learning experience with new technology. Montréal, a global hub for information and communications technology, provided a tech-friendly backdrop to test drive the app at the recent creative business summit C2 conference.

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.

Valentine’s Day: 14 Reasons to Love Associations

Associations Now

the North Carolina Technology Association traveled throughout the state meeting with members and hosting roundtables with industry partners and leaders to discuss technology issues and illustrate how the industry is helping North Carolina’s economy.

Reads of the Week: April 12, 2013

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Chris Bonney at Vanguard Technology shares a list of questions associations should ask about their website. I’ll be voting, of course, for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

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. ~~~.

Conference Circuit: Break Free

Associations Now

On Sunday, correctional personnel at all levels will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, to mark the start of the American Jail Association’s annual meeting. Rundown Attendees: 1,400. Exhibitors: 200 plus. Special Topics Workshops: 4.

Conferences Are Providing Inferior Education Through Lectures

Velvet Chainsaw

At least that’s what 2001 Physics Noble Price recipient, Stanford professor and former director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Carl Weiman says regarding lectures.

State Legislator Group Pushes for More Taxes on Online Travel Sites

Associations Now

New York and North Carolina are among the states that have gone as far as passing legislation that mandates payment on the full room price. Not surprisingly, the resolution didn’t find favor with the Travel Technology Association, a trade group representing OTCs.

CPA Group’s Recognition Program Introduces Students to Accounting

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Following the successful pilot in Florida, Maryland, New York, and North Carolina during the 2015-2016 school year, the program will expand nationwide to 209 schools starting in the fall.

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 >

A Wiring Challenge: Municipal Broadband Pits Cities Against Telecom Giants

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override Tennessee and North Carolina law and allow two cities to expand their super-fast internet service. Mid-sized southern cities are not generally seen as being ahead of the technological curve.

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.

Monday Buzz: Farmers Markets Move Indoors—Into Hotels

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“We welcome the surrounding community but also want guests to be able to grab an apple or pear picked that morning on their way in or out,” Seamus Gallagher, director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Vora.

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.