Professional Associations of the Future

It is essential, in this current economic climate, for associations to explore how they can remain relevant by embracing and exploring innovations in communication technologies and by looking for ways of reducing costs by off-loading many non essential functions, and outsourcing essential ones. How will associations attract and retain members and develop leadership? Many associations …

Refining your Business Etiquette with Mexican Clients

Business transactions in Mexico can differ somewhat from those in the U.S. and Canada. Certainly some of the laws and procedures are not the same, that is a given, but another consideration is the etiquette of Mexican culture. Here are some ways that Mexicans differ from our Northerners: A handshake upon greeting someone is extremely …

The Professional Association as Social Network

An association’s online social network has to be real to create meaningful continuity to its members. Superficial, provider-driven or disingenuous rationales for launching a social network are poor foundations for success. A successful social networking community has to have a purpose toward a meaningful outcome to be successful. The more the members are engaged in …