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.

Meet the Product Team!


Responsible for managing and planning the technology you know and love, the MemberClicks Product team is made up of curious, tenacious, caring Clickers. Know that every time you use one of our products, you’re logging into something this team has put their heart and soul into.

How Binge Watching Relates to Association Productivity


The post How Binge Watching Relates to Association Productivity appeared first on GrowthZone. Productivity GrowthTweet. In order for associations to grow their membership and increase revenue, they must adopt “scalability.”

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?

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 [.].

’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.

How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive


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

Spring Clean Your Routine: Four Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Associations Now

Don’t just focus on your closet or your file cabinet: Spend some time this season working on ways to minimize distractions while maximizing productivity. With that in mind, here are some alternative spring cleaning suggestions—each with improving productivity in mind.

9 Super Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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


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.

Realignment #5: From Products to Solutions


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.

7 Tips for Association Pros to Improve Productivity


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

4 Steps to Increase Sustainable Workplace Productivity


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.

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

Daily Buzz: Tips for More Productive Meetings

Associations Now

Though some of these might be uncontrollable, Smart Meetings suggests strategies for more productive meetings. The post Daily Buzz: Tips for More Productive Meetings appeared first on Associations Now A study shows that 56 percent of meeting time is unproductive.

5 Tips to Increase Small Staff Productivity


Check out these 5 tips to keep your small staff productive If you are part of a small staff association, it is very likely that your day-to-day involves wearing multiple hats and checking items off your never-ending to do list.

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter

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).

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.

Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

Associations Now

The outlets surveyed had a many different processes for building newsletters, spending anywhere between four and 58 hours on newsletter production every week. The post Who Should Own Your Email Newsletter Production Process?

6 End-of-Day Tasks to Complete for a More Productive Tomorrow


Obviously, you want your work days to be as productive as possible, so to make that more of a daily reality, try ending each day by completing the following six tasks: Small Staff ChatterIt’s easy to get into an afternoon/end-of-day slump.

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

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Now – Next – Later: The flexible approach to product roadmaps that hits the mark for associations

Nimble AMS

You’re probably familiar with the idea of a product roadmap when it comes to software. Generally, a product roadmap tells you what features and functionality are planned for future releases of a product. But not all product roadmaps are created equal.

How long til your products and services are obsolete?


Music formats over a mere few years. Just a metaphor, but think about it

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.,

So Long LinkedIn Products & Services Tab

Wild Apricot

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

A Peek at MemberClicks’ Product Development Process: 6 Steps


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

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.

7 Small Steps Towards Mindful Productivity

Association Success

Productivity is using your pro-activity to focus and attain your goals. Start out with a clear set of intentions and then align your thoughts, beliefs and actions to become productive. How do we integrate personal and professional productivity?

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


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.

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


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…’.