ASAE Annual is one of the biggest events we participate in every year, and we wouldn’t dream of missing it. It’s a great opportunity to join thousands of attendees to learn and collaborate on how to improve the association landscape.
Psychology helps you motivate members to take action -- but can it help you design a great website?
Community design is important, not an afterthought. Depending on its layout and ease of use, the UX can make or break a member’s experience. And you want to make their experience great and full of value, not frustrating.
Launching your new community is a big deal. A lot of work went into it and everyone has high expectations for the community.
Since community spaces are new, you can’t necessarily expect mass adoption from everyone the second you open the doors. But you can expect people to be interested and excited to see what the community is all about when you launch.
Internet Live Stats estimates that almost 3.5 billion people have internet, and according to Ipsos, 85% of those internet users have email. That means there are almost three billion email users around the world.
You have a plan for your posts, whether for a blog or a community. The plan is orderly. It allows you time to prepare things.
Meanwhile, news is happening. Your readers are reading about what Donald Trump just said about the judge in the Trump University trial, how a majority of Britons want to leave the EU, and how five police were killed in an ambush in Dallas. Is this noise?
No, it’s an opportunity.
I got some great questions after last week's webinar, “The Value of Bullshit-Free Writing,” for Higher Logic. We couldn't get to them all, so I've answered them here. Where you see several questions in a row, they come from different people. I've edited some questions for length, clarity, and grammar.
The difference between effective, efficient writers and the rest is a matter of habit. The effective writers regularly and consistently do things that other writers only do sporadically. That’s why they get so much done.
Your community looks absolutely stunning. The colors, graphics and font all work perfectly with each other. Everyone compliments you.
But there’s one big problem.
No one can figure out how to use it.
The sharing economy is big these days, with new companies popping up -- and fading away -- almost daily. And there’s big money to be made, both for the companies providing the platform and for the people using them -- think of Uber and Getaround for transportation, AirBNB for accommodations and LendingClub for loans. Lyft is in this same group and, although significantly smaller than Uber, is still a unicorn (a private company worth over a billion dollars).