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.

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.).

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.

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.

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 [.].

The Most Productive Time for Meetings: Before Lunch

Associations Now

Rule of thumb: For maximum productivity, schedule meetings and calls before lunch. The post The Most Productive Time for Meetings: Before Lunch appeared first on Associations Now

’Tis the season for product roadmaps.

YourMembership Blog

YourMembership’s Product Roadmap constantly evolves. Here’s where YourMembership is headed in 2017, and beyond, to drive more member engagement + increase membership for forward-thinking associations. Around this time, everyone is eager to learn what the New Year will bring.

9 Super Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you find yourself struggling to keep up with everything you have to coordinate in your work, I encourage you to browse this list of productivity tools to see which ones might help you out. Every tool in the list has a free basic version or trial. Even if a tool can save you just one hour a week, it may be worth exploring

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter's Blog

The video chat provided a nice opportunity to have conversation in real-time about the relationship between self-care and workplace productivity. Workplace Productivity and Well Being . The blue zone is productivity and as you can see it peaks in the morning (8-10 am) and (4-6 pm).

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.

Ensure Your Price Is Right on Products and Services

Associations Now

Here’s what you should do and shouldn’t do when pricing your association’s products, services, and events. It’s also something associations should aim for when they establish fees for their products, services, and events.

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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.

7 Tips for Association Pros to Improve Productivity

GrowthZone

To avoid losing focus and diminishing productivity, build more rest and renewal into your daily routine. Here are seven easy-to-implement tips for improving productivity and focus: 1. Ignore your email for one hour and see how much more productive you become. Productivity

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?

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.

Keep Your Priorities Straight When Launching a New Product

Associations Now

Sometimes associations take a leap and launch a new product or service because it will enable them to achieve a strategic goal—even if it doesn’t immediately bring in revenue. How does your organization balance profitability with non-monetary strategic goals when launching a new product? The post Keep Your Priorities Straight When Launching a New Product appeared first on Associations Now

How Setting Boundaries Can Enhance Your Productivity

Association Success

Productivity is an evaluation of how effectively you are able to get things done (or not). If you’re productive, you are able to produce, complete, show up and show out. What’s the cost of this productivity? If I am productive at work and people there think I’m a go-getter, what’s happening in my personal life? The perception that being busy means you’re being productive is often untrue. Does not responding make them not a productive worker?

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

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Beth Kanter's Blog

These three things not only cause a lot of stress and can lead to burnout, but also end up costing a lot of money in wasted time and lost productivity. Meetings As Murder: Meetings that are not well designed or pointless are also huge productivity drains.

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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.

Edelman Study: Consumers Weigh A Brand’s Principles As Much As Its Products

Associations Now

Whether people are shopping for soap or shoes, they’re weighing a brand’s principles as much as its products. The post Edelman Study: Consumers Weigh A Brand’s Principles As Much As Its Products appeared first on Associations Now

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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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.

7 Productivity Tips for the Busy Association Professional

MembersClicks

This blog post was originally published October 15, 2015 by Callie Walker but was updated for added value. How many times have you uttered the phrase, “I wish there were more hours in a day?” Yeah, you and me both. But unfortunately, 24 hours is all we get.

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?

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.

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.

A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process: 6 Steps

MembersClicks

MemberClicks takes a very methodical approach to how we develop our association management software products (MemberClicks and WebLink). We give all of our customers ample opportunity to provide product feedback and let us know what features they want to see. Here are the six steps our Product team goes through to uncover needs, and prioritize features and fixes: MC Insider

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?

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

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

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.

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

Better Productivity for Association Professionals 2/2/2011 - Acronym.

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

So Long LinkedIn Products & Services Tab

Wild Apricot Blog

On April 14th LinkedIn will "retire" the products & services tab. Here are the details and what it might mean for your organization. social media

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.,

Newest Breezio Online Community Software Product Updates - Calendly Integration, Badging and More

Breezio

Product release notes‘The Wa-a-aiting is the hardest part!’ It’s about time we updated you about the latest and greatest changes to the Breezio online community platform. So I’m gonna ‘breakdown, go ahead and give it to you…’.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter's Blog

In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings. ” Many of these practices are used at companies that pride themselves in having productive meetings. What Research Says About Productive Meetings and Conference Calls.

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.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter's Blog

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?