Association Chat Podcast podcast

Association Chat Podcast

KiKi L'Italien: Podcast Host, Speaker, and Engagement Strategist

In a world where there's an association for everything, find out what association professionals like you really need to know! Association Chat is a weekly interview series and news channel with host KiKi L'Italien. Join the Association Chat online community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat, on the Association Chat website, or through the Association Chat Facebook Group. Find out more about Association Chat at 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 CEO of Amplified Growth and senior consultant for Tecker International.

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    Climate Collapse: What Associations Need to Know and Do


    The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out our current global situation in stark relief and as United Nations General-Secretary António Guterres declared it is "Code Red" for humanity. We are now past midnight and if the most recent Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow is any indicator, we are justified in saying our governments have failed us and we have to assume that we are now on our own. It is now too late for sustainability, and regeneration of our economic, social and environmental systems to attempt to preserve as much life as possible is our one and only priority. Join us for an update on the current state of the climate, and a deep exploration of the topic of Transformative Adaptation which is our last and best hope to cope with what is breaking upon our world. Associations are needed more than ever to use their capacity to step into the void of leadership and we will have practical suggestions on how you can motivate yourselves, your members and their workforces to push the needle on the adaptation we need now. Guests: Rupert Read is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, a campaigner for the Green Party of England and Wales, former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and co-founder of the Green Activists Network, GreensCAN. He is the author of various books, including Parents for a Future - How loving our children can prevent climate collapse. Shelly Alcorn is a Principal in Alcorn Associates Management Consulting and specializes in strategy and governance for the association community. She is a frequent keynote speaker focusing on critical issues faced by organizations and society at large. Her main interests have been how to be more human in an increasingly machine-driven world and what impacts the rise of artificial intelligence will have on the workplace of the future. She is now laser-focused on our global climate emergency and the role associations need to play in the face of the sixth mass extinction. Find her on Twitter @shellyalcorn.
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    The Impact of Tech Mergers and Acquisitions on Associations


    The Impact of Tech M&A on Associations Why should people care when one tech company is acquired by another?  This interview features Kevin Bruffey, president of Protech and Pat McGlynn, general manager of Togetherwork’s associations business unit to talk about the recent acquisition of Protech by Togetherwork and what all of that means (and could mean) for the innovation of solutions, current customers and association professionals, and for the association industry as a whole.
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    Michelle Mason on the Future for the Association Industry


    We've got some big problems to solve and associations are in a position to help bring the right people together to solve them. But what does it mean to be an association professional today and what role will associations play in solving these big issues in the upcoming months? What role *should* associations play? Can a stronger association community help?   For this episode, Association Chat host KiKi L'Italien talked with Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE about her role as CEO for ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership and her thoughts about the future for the association industry.   For this interview, we discussed the future for professional and trade associations, disruptive forces in industry and commerce, and Mason's ideas for ASAE's next chapter.   More about Michelle: Passionate about the advancement of the professional practice of association management, prior to ASAE, Michelle served as the President and CEO of Association Forum for seven years; as Managing Director of Strategy and Innovation at the American Society for Quality (ASQ); and Vice President of Strategic and Future Focused Research Programs at ASAE.   Michelle currently serves on Destinations International Foundation, and Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM).   Michelle is a Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence Honoree 2019, Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Honoree 2019, and the CEO Update Professional Society CEO of the Year 2020.  Michelle is a certified association executive (CAE), Fellow of the American Society for Association Executives (FASAE) and a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA).   This interview was recorded Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 2:30 pm – 3 pm (EST).
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    How to Strengthen Your Associations Value Proposition


    Is your association's value proposition as strong as it could be? Are your governance, operations, and culture aligned to support strategy? Join Tecker International senior consultant KiKi L'Italien as she shares the connection between community, content, and culture and how to use these elements to fortify your association's value proposition to members. In this episode, KiKi shares real-world examples of how other associations have improved everything from meeting attendance to online community by strengthening their value proposition.
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    XR for Associations with Vivian Chan


    We are in the midst of a Creator Renaissance and Vivian Chan is ready for it. Vivian believes that disruption often starts at the intersection of things — with many of the best ideas coming from outside one’s immediate domain or industry. As a technology executive, Vivian has been involved in the launch monetization, sales, and marketing management for three different waves of disruptive technologies — Analytics, Cloud, and AR/VR (the intersection of 3D and AI). With more than 20 years of experience working with companies of all sizes, Vivian has been focused on scaling high-growth start-ups over the past few years. Currently, Vivian is the Global Head of Digital Sales at NexTech AR Solutions — the leading Virtual Experience Platform that combines enterprise-scale Virtual Events with the enchantment of Augmented Reality. VIVIAN'S LINKS - This site is on LiveX a platform that Nextech AR is building as one-stop shop for creators to engage and fund their work through fans and community Kids explaining Augmented Reality video – Nextech AR's event on Digital Transformation featuring Gary V - THE CHAT LINKS If you like this content, you can help SUPPORT Association Chat on PATREON at ​ FOLLOW Association Chat: LINKEDIN: WEBSITE: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: PATREON: APPLE: Subscribe to Association Chat's "21 in 21 Talks" on YouTube!
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    Tamsen Webster and Finding Your Red Thread


    As a professional "Idea Whisperer," Tamsen Webster helps people find, build, and tell the stories of their ideas. She combined 20 years in brand and message strategy with four years as a TEDx Executive Producer to create The Red Thread®, a simple way to change how people see...and what they do as a result. (Though as she'll tell you, everything she knows about people, speaking, and change, she learned at Weight Watchers.) Today, Tamsen is a globe-hopping keynote speaker who consults with enterprise companies like Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, and State Street Bank on how to get their big ideas to have the impact they deserve. She's also author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible.
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    Squeezing Non-Dues Revenue Out of Your AMS


    The world suddenly changed, but should your AMS? Maybe not. What non-dues revenue sources are lying in wait with your current AMS? Maybe more than you think! For this episode of Association Chat, we talk about APIs and how your current AMS could be helping you with everything from virtual event fees, certification exam charges, e-Learning proceeds to eCommerce sales and so much more! What AMS does all that? Most of them now, because they have increasingly robust APIs! We ask: What are Application Programmer Interfaces? Why should association executives care? What is the low-hanging fruit for squeezing more dollars from your AMS in non-dues revenue? Guests Anirudh "Rudy" Pandya, Owens Gollamandala, and Tom McClintock discuss all this and much, much more as we chatted about "Squeezing Non-Dues Revenue Out of Your AMS" on this episode of Association Chat! SUPPORT Association Chat on PATREON:​ Association Chat started as a weekly tweetchat in March 2009, and it provides participants the chance to learn and connect weekly around different topics relevant to the community. Past guests have included Mo Rocca, Max Brooks, Seth Godin, Harriet Washington, David Nadelberg, Dorie Clark, Nir Eyal, Radha Agrawal, Miki Agrawal, Scott Stratten, and hundreds of other compelling guests. Feel free to email if you have any questions! Email: [email protected]  FIND Association Chat: APPLE PODCAST:​ SPOTIFY:​ YOUTUBE:​ BLOG:​   TWITTER:​  INSTAGRAM:​  FACEBOOK:​  MIGHTY NETWORKS:​ LINKEDIN:
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    Can Overachievers Overcome Imposter Syndrome?


    Are you ambitious? Goal-oriented? Successful? Shhh...! Imposter syndrome is the dirty little secret of overachievers. Do you have it? *Imposter Syndrome can look like: a sense of being a fraud fear of being discovered difficulty internalizing success On this episode of Association Chat, we talk with guest Cynthia D'Amour about overachievers, imposter syndrome, and how to combat fear around failure. Cynthia D'Amour has spent the last 20 years helping leaders be successful. She is a champion for overachievers. She's the author of several books including The Lazy Leaders Guide to Outrageous Results. She also hosts the new Improv for Overachievers Workouts multiple times a week. The laughter-filled breaks help overachievers decrease stress - and make work easier.  
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    Questions can Amplify Your Growth


    What’s the first thing you typed into Google today? Was it a question? What kind of question was it? Questions are a phenomenal place to start if you ever want to get closer to understanding something – whatever it is. And that’s what I’m thinking about today when it comes to business and how we can better show up for ourselves and the people we serve. So I invite you to come along and think about it with me on this week’s inaugural episode of Amplified Growth with me, KiKi L’Italien.

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