Association Chat (est. 2009) is an online community and weekly chat that takes place LIVE on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on https://www.crowdcast.io/kikilitalien. You can connect with the association community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat, on the Association Chat website, or through the private Facebook Group.
Find out more about Association Chat at http://associationchat.com/. (*"Cheekily" hashtagged from the beginning! #assnchat – yes, we know what it looks like and no, we aren't changing it.*)
KiKi L'Italien serves as host for the chat with regular guests and quarterly live events along with creative collaborations with industry thought leaders. KiKi L’Italien is the CEO and founder of Amplified Growth, a digital marketing consultancy specializing in SEO/SEM, social media, and content strategy. She also hosts the hugely popular Association Chat live-streamed vodcast, a weekly association-centric news and education outlet which has run since 2009.
This Tuesday at 12:30 pm EDT, I’m talking with someone who is using technology to make finding the perfect sponsors and exhibitors not just more strategic, but interesting, as well. My guests will share their experiences on finding the best match for sponsorships.
At 2 pm EDT, I’m talking about Marketing, Membership and a View of the Digital Future for Associations with the VP of growth at Personify and CMO for Wild Apricot.
Thursday at 2 pm EDT we’re talking about the ethics around online re...TAGS:
Welcome to Association Chat News Flash Briefing - I’m KiKi L’Italien and here’s what you need to know for Tuesday, June 26th, 2018!
Today, Tuesday, you can listen to 2 live Association Chat interviews back-to-back starting at 12:30 pm EDT!
The first interview is all about GDPR: It's been a month since The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and what has happened since then? I’ll ask members of the UK data privacy company The Trust Bridge about what’s happened since GDPR wen...TAGS:
It's been a month since The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and what has happened since then?
We'll discuss that on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:30 pm EDT for a special edition of Association Chat.
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There should be no doubt that the future of learning and work will look vastly different than its present; the profound implications of accelerating technology adoption, an aging workforce, economic inequality and other factors will see to that. If associations are going to be influential contributors to shaping that future, however, their decision-makers will need to shift current thinking in fundamental ways, steer clear of counterproductive hype and focus on how their organizations can mea...TAGS:
Association Chat News Daily Flash Briefing
Some sad news this morning as we learned of Anthony Bourdain’s death by an apparent suicide – Bourdain was a chef, author, and TV personality who also appeared years ago at an ASAE conference to talk about lessons about management from running a kitchen.
Bourdain's suicide may not be association news specifically, but it does impact us all.
There is an epidemic of suicide in the United States and Bourdain’s death and fashion designer Kate Spade’s un...TAGS:
Here is the latest news in the association realm for Wednesday, June 6th, 2018!
Yesterday I interviewed Jeff de Cagna on Association Chat. The title for that show?
“From Hype to Help: Associations and the Future of Learning and Work.”
Jeff talked about why leaders need to shift their thinking and avoid orthodoxy.
The reason we need to make this change?
Jeff De Cagna says association leaders need to lead their members and association staff in nurturing learning because new tech, like machine...TAGS:
This Week’s Association Chat Flash Briefing for the week of May 21, 2018 – with all the links and extras mentioned in the micro-podcast!
Meetings Today Live! Midwest
I’m recording this from St. Louis, Missouri, where Meetings Today Live! Midwest is taking place and where I’ll be presenting on Design Thinking for Better Engagement tomorrow.
This meeting is for meeting planners who are interested in finding out more about the ways to jazz up their meetings with suppliers meeting with them for...TAGS:
For this episode of Association Chat, we explore the Race for Relevance with author and association consultant Mary Byers.
It's been a few years since Race for Relevance and the follow-up to that book (co-authored with Harrison Coerver), Road to Relevance, were published.
Are Race's "Five Radical Changes" still the right initiatives association execs need to employ to "energize" in governance, management, and strategy? What has Byers witnessed in her experiences with associations since then...TAGS:
How to listen to Association Chat Flash Briefings on Amazon Echo devices
There's now a new way get Association Chat News updates throughout the week!
Association Chat is now delivering the latest association industry news updates weekly through Amazon Echo devices.
You'll need to add Association Chat as a skill to your Amazon Alexa app:
For this episode of Association Chat, I was live with Ryan Williams (@ryanjwill on Twitter) to learn about the Influencer Economy. Are you curious about influencer marketing or how to become an influencer yourself? This is the episode you've been waiting for.
What does Ryan Williams know about The Influencer Economy? Quite a bit. He wrote the book!
Marketers are asking themselves how to use influencers in their marketing and many more people are asking how to become influencers themselves! Le...TAGS:
The Dangers of Generational Orthodoxy
In shaping their approach to both the present and the future, associations are all in on generational thinking. The language of generations is featured prominently in association publications and social media, frequently heard at association conferences and meetings and factored deeply into how associations organize their work, especially the work of membership recruitment.
But many of the assumptions made by generational thinking are flawed, misguided or...TAGS:
Join us for this special #ReviewChat [Episode 3] with Eooro.com CEO Gavin Mullins and The Review Society Executive Director Ben Martin about In-Person Realtime Reviews!
February's #ReviewChat features Review Society member Gavin Mullins from Eooro.com, and focuses on the psychology, benefits, and drawbacks of acquiring reviews in person.
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Sexual harassment in Hollywood and Silicon Valley is dominating news cycles. Many people in the association and meetings space wonder when the eye of the storm will turn toward their industries and make examples of them. Others are concerned whether they've done enough to protect their employees and members from harm.
For this Association Chat, I talk with the brilliant journo/professor/podcast host Ashley Milne-Tyte about the problems our society faces with sexual harassment in the workplac...TAGS:
If you aren't already thinking about whether or not you are in compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) taking effect in May 2018, you should be. This regulation will impact organizations worldwide, carries hefty penalties for those who abuse or ignore their responsibilities, and is ushering in a new day for better data privacy and data hygiene for everyone.
But what do YOU need to know right now to make sure you are on the right path?
This show's guests include tw...TAGS:
What can we learn about creativity and persistence from the man who holds the Guinness World Record for Most Consecutive Days Writing a Song?
This show is all about creativity and persistence. Many people who promise they’ll do something consistently, creative or not, give up on it. Maybe they give up for a moment or maybe it's a lifetime.
But in this show, we meet someone who decided to do something every day in January of 2009 and 10 years later he's still doing it....
Making a decision to buy a high-dollar solution for your organization is hard. But what happens when you run into conflicting information about that solution? How do you decide?
For this Review Chat, we talk with Michelle Steward and Jim Narus, researchers who have explored the topic of online reviews and how people make decisions.TAGS:
Are we approaching a paradigm shift in the testing industry? Join host KiKi L'Italien for Association Chat as she interviews Dr. Greg Sadesky (@gsadesky) & ANSI Assessor Mickie Rops (@mickierops) about high-stakes testing and remote proctoring.
"The Proctor Is In" explores a topic that might blow the lid off of what you think you know about professional testing.
Greg Sadesky is a psychometrician and the Chief Scientific Officer of Yardstick Testing and Training Experts. The company speci...TAGS:
Communication is changing. Technology is changing. Social norms are changing. What does this mean for the workplace?
For this episode of Association Chat, I'll be talking with Dave Will (Co-founder and CEO at PropFuel) and Jamie Notter (Partner at WorkXO Solutions) about today's workplace, the needs - old and new - for creating a productive and successful work environment, and what smart leaders need to think about to make sure their workplaces are set up for success in 2018.