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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.

http://associationchat.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AssociationChat/

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Association Chat Flash Briefing: July 9, 2018 (Jul 9th, 2018)

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...

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Association Chat Flash Briefing for July 6, 2018 (Jul 6th, 2018)

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Association Chat Flash Briefing for Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (Jun 26th, 2018)

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...

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Association Chat Flash Briefing for June 25, 2018 (Jun 25th, 2018)

GDPR and Associations ...a Month Later

It's been a month since The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and what has happened since then?

  • Have the questions around GDPR changed?
  • Are organizations more GDPR compliant today than they were on May 25th, when the EU's new rules on privacy and user data became enforceable?
  • What do association executives need to know?

We'll discuss that on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:30 pm EDT for a special edition of Association Chat. 

From a Th...

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Association Chat Flash Briefing for June 22, 2018 (Jun 22nd, 2018)

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From Hype to Help: The Future of Learning and Work (Jun 11th, 2018)

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...

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Association Chat News Daily Flash Briefing - June 8, 2018 (Jun 8th, 2018)

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...

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Association Chat Flash Briefing for June 6, 2018 (Jun 6th, 2018)

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...

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This Week’s Association Chat Flash Briefing for the week of May 21, 2018 (May 21st, 2018)

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...

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Associations and the Race for Relevance with Author Mary Byers (May 9th, 2018)

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...

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Association Chat Flash Briefing 2018-05-08 (May 8th, 2018)

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:

  1. Go to the menu in your Alexa app and click on "skills"
  2. Search for "Association Chat"
  3. Click on the Association Chat Flash Briefing logo and then click "enable...

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The Influencer Economy (Mar 13th, 2018)

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...

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The Dangers of Generational Orthodoxy (Mar 11th, 2018)

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...

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#ReviewChat: In-Person Realtime Reviews (Mar 7th, 2018)

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.

Sponsored by: The Review Society

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#MeToo: Sexual Harassment and Associations (Mar 6th, 2018)

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...

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What Associations Need to Know NOW about GDPR (Feb 13th, 2018)

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...

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Creativity and Persistence with the Song A Day Man Jonathan Mann (Feb 9th, 2018)

What can we learn about creativity and persistence from the man who holds the Guinness World Record for Most Consecutive Days Writing a Song?

Twitter: @songadaymann

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....

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#ReviewChat: How Buyers Make Big Purchasing Decisions (Jan 17th, 2018)

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.

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The Proctor Is In: High Stakes Testing and Virtual Proctoring (Jan 17th, 2018)

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...

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Reinventing the Workplace (Dec 21st, 2017)

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. 

About Associat...

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