Customers Buy Experiences, Not Products

Higher Logic

Traditional business models focus on products and services. Companies build up their products, advertise them, then make sales. Sales are becoming less and less dependent on products and services. Selling your product often includes ratting off its features.

Top 11 Productivity Apps for Membership Managers

Higher Logic

While you enjoy the last of your summer and get back into the swing of things on the work front, we thought we'd greet you with a few recommendations on tool s that will help you get out in front of your deadlines and be more productive. Productivity and Time Management.

Productivity Hacks

Spark Consulting

Sharing a fun presentation from Etienne Garbugli on how to be more productive: 26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 from Etienne Garbugli @egarbugli. presentations productivity Vinay Kumar My favorite tips include: Work when you’re in the zone – relax when you’re not (that’s also a great time to do stuff like your filing, balancing your books, reading an article, catching up on the blogs you follow, etc.).

How Vimeo’s Community Helps Them Create Better Products

Higher Logic

Alexandra spoke about how she works with current Vimeo users to do usability testing on new products. Higher Logic: Tell us more about your background in community management and product usability testing. HL: How do you gather product feedback from your Vimeo users?

Community Enhances Your Product Enhancements

Higher Logic

And that all adds up to a better product. Whether you’re an enormous B2C company like Coca Cola or a B2B startup with a short runway, collecting user feedback quickly and efficiently is key to creating a competitive product. Product feedback is a natural outcome of community.

How a Major Corporation Crowdsources Product Innovation (And How You Can Too)

Higher Logic

Customers made their requests, which were then voted on by other patrons to determine their popularity before Starbucks put them into production. 4 Steps to Crowdsource Product Innovation at Your Company. Create a Product Plan. Starbucks. You’ve heard of Starbucks, right?

Association Conference Calls: Stay Productive

Association Management

With that many calls, I want them to be productive time. Here are seven habits that help keep calls that I facilitate more productive: Know who’s driving. Operations conference calls productivityThat’s how many association conference calls I facilitate in the average year. So many calls are just adrift, it’s unclear who is charged with facilitating the call [.].

Association Conference Calls: Stay Productive

Association Management

With that many calls, I want them to be productive time. Here are seven habits that help keep calls that I facilitate more productive: Know who’s driving. Operations conference calls productivityThat’s how many association conference calls I facilitate in the average year. So many calls are just adrift, it’s unclear who is charged with facilitating the call [.].

How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive

Socious

The internet is filled with stories of organizations instituting radical changes to make employees more invested, happier, and thus more productive.

From Panicked to Productive: How to Lighten Your Load While Getting Your Om On

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

In fact, the three of us are presenting a session at ASAE Annual called “From Panicked to Productive: How to Lighten Your Load While Getting Your Om On” which is – we hope – going to be a lot of fun and practical for people.

10 Tools for More Productive Online Marketing

SocialFish

Productivity becomes key if you want to juggle these correctly. DrumUp is one of the most useful social media productivity tools around. Automated Spreadsheets is still pretty new, as the link to Product Hunt will attest. Online marketing is a many headed monster.

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8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter's Blog

Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time. What if you tried different processes to increase engagement or productivity?

My Interview with Creative Maya Kalman, CEO of SWANK Productions

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

One exemplary standout from the lineup of speakers is Maya Kalman, SWANK Productions CEO. The focus of the interactive Plan-A-Thon this year is for attendees to reinvent three key event formats: the award show, the gala fund-raiser, and the product launch.

4 Steps to Increase Sustainable Workplace Productivity

Breezio

It pushes the do-ers mental or physical state just marginally making the focus, effort, and achievement the reward. In a study of 11,000 scientists and engineers in US companies, it was found that the greatest predictor of productivity is the desire for intellectual challenge.

To Boost Productivity, Encourage On-The-Job Naps

Associations Now

Economic incentives, meaningful feedback, and adequate training are all ways to boost productivity at the office, but what about naps? billion in lost productivity. The post To Boost Productivity, Encourage On-The-Job Naps appeared first on Associations Now

Making Meetings Productive

Association Leaders

Here are some tips I have for making meetings more productive. I participate in many meetings – in fact, every day I am involved in one or more meetings of one kind or another. There are staff meetings, conference calls, webinars, committee and task force meetings, board meetings, conferences, trade shows, and more. There is nothing more frustrating than unproductive meetings – they are a waste of everyone’s time – and time is a finite and very valuable resource.

Does a WELL-Designed Office Boost Productivity?

Associations Now

ASID’s CEO sees the sleek, thoughtful space as not only a place to do work but also to do research into the impact of design on productivity. Some of that purpose is to inspire creativity and productivity. Is your office a place that inspires productivity?

Add Productivity to the Last Hour of the Day

Associations Now

The last hour of the day can feel like a productivity killer. and you start to feel a productivity buzzkill. I talked with some membership staffers and consultants who offered these tips to maximizing productivity over the course of the workweek.

Successful Association Sales: Selling Value Instead of Products

Association Success

The answer is simple: the purchasing decision is made not based on the cost of the product, but on the value that product is perceived to deliver. The sale of advertising, exhibits and sponsorships can be modeled after the way the auto industry positions their products—not by cost but by value to the consumer. Let’s look at some of the value points association products offer: Audience quality. Product Mix. Be a problem solver rather than a product seller.

What’s Your Favorite Mars Product?

Association Navigator

My favorite Mars product is Peanut M&M. Don’t miss the great article in the new Fortune magazine about Mars – Inside Mars, one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For , by David A. Kaplan. Here’s what I find interesting: Mars’ headquarters is in McLean, Virginia, the DC suburb where I live.

Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity

Associations Now

They’ll naturally be more productive—and happier.”. The post Leveraging the Link Between Workplace Positivity and Productivity appeared first on Associations Now

Selling Membership Solutions vs Products - Moery Company

The Moery Company

Recently, I was inspired by a quote I saw posted on LinkedIn that really struck me: “It’s Not the Products You Sell, It’s the Problems You Solve.” These are all “products” that you sell and this approach is strictly association-centric.

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KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Tuesday Buzz: Apple’s Bold Product Refresh

Associations Now

The company offered redesigned versions of a number of its products, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. The post Tuesday Buzz: Apple’s Bold Product Refresh appeared first on Associations Now

Be Productive While Having a Beer (or Two)

Reid All About it

There are plenty of productive tasks you can do while enjoying a beverage. If you really want to be productive, draft emails you need to send, but don’t enter the email address into the To field and don’t even think about sending them. Tagged: Productivity. Business Productivit

Snow day productivity: Briefer, clearer, funner communications

Aaron Wolowiec

First, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Both Kristen and I, together with the Event Garde team, appreciate you following our blog, sharing your comments and post ideas and paying forward those posts that resonate with you most.

Alliance’s Toolkit Helps Travelers Avoid Buying Illegal Animal Products

Associations Now

Wildlife Trafficking Alliance created a new toolkit for partner associations to educate their members and customers on how to avoid buying products illegally made from endangered species. The U.S.

How to Make 2013 a Great Year: Your Guide to a More Productive Life

Association Navigator

Fueled by holiday beverages, and reflected in a roaring fire, I see a more interesting and productive year on the horizon. He works full-time on helping other people be more productive. Overall, this is probably the best personal productivity book I’ve ever read.

Determining Your Association’s Missionary Product

Membership Marketing

But many associations are trying to fight the marketing wars on multiple fronts because they have not identified their introductory or missionary product. Instead they reach out to the marketplace with many products like membership, certification, conference, or publications. The strategy is then to upgrade or cross-sell additional products and services to buyers of the introductory product. For associations, the most successful missionary product is membership.

Mastering Productivity on the Road: 4 Tips

MembersClicks

But before heading out, check out these four tips for remaining productive on the road: association management association leadership Small Staff Chatter

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Beth Kanter's Blog

It is one of a growing number of “ digital diseases ” that can cause painful physical symptoms as well as mental health issues that ultimately make you less productive, depressed, and sick. Image Source: 7able. On Feb.

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Beth Kanter's Blog

Productivity. The Pomodoro method and app is one way to avoid the productivity loss of procrastination. What’s your favorite app for productivity, wellness, or happiness? Image by Ayyamsyria.

Realignment #5: From Products to Solutions

SocialFish

Amazon thought along the same lines when it decided to allow customer product reviews on its website, despite that some of these reviews would be negative and jeopardize the sales of individual products. Selling standalone products involves linear transactions rather than relationships.

Let Your Data Drive Your Product Design

Associations Now

You might find your users relying on your platforms in ways your association never intended—and that knowledge could be a boon when designing future products. The secret here, of course, comes down to researching your audience and matching the product to their wants and needs.

How to Grow Your Company By Turning Your Product into a Platform (plus 9 other resources)

Socious

Every week we aim to make your life easier by compiling the best online community articles from around the web right here on our blog. This week, our favorite articles focus on providing our readers with tips for building online communities and increasing engagement.

6 Steps to Run a Productive Virtual Meeting with Templates and Examples

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’d like help making your virtual meetings more productive, here is a six-step formula along with the templates and examples that can make your virtual meetings super productive. Nancy-Settle-Murphy meetings virtual-meetings

Irish Whiskey Association Launches Campaign to Protect Key Product

Associations Now

The primary trade group for the Irish whiskey industry is teaming with the home country’s government—as well as asking for help from its members—to help protect the integrity of the product across borders.

How a Nonprofit Turned a Product into a Platform

Associations Now

Our product is good enough to stand out. Our product is strong enough to be sitting next to REI or Patagonia, and people will still want to buy it, and then they’re going to find out about the social side,” she said.

The circle of [meetings] life: 4 steps to facilitate the most productive meeting ever

Aaron Wolowiec

The Time Nazi, Get Here When You Can Guy and The Negator), we launched into my four steps for facilitating the most productive meeting ever (which you may find helpful in managing your own meetings). Last month, I had the opportunity to present a session on meeting management (e.g.,

For More Productivity, Think Social Responsibility

Associations Now

Everyone seems to have an answer for increasing worker productivity these days—by, for example, encouraging people to take a vacation , find a hobby , or redesign their office. The post For More Productivity, Think Social Responsibility appeared first on Associations Now