An Executive Director's point of view
July 13, 2014: Sharing your phone number
May 27, 2014: So what?
May 01, 2014: Miles, not kilometers
Speed limits and distances are measured in miles, not kilometers. Runners track mile splits, not kilometer splits (even in 5k and 10k races).
Short distances are measured in yards and feet, not meters. Peoples' heights are feet and inches.
Objects are weighed in pounds and ounces, not grams or kilograms.
Liquid measurements are gallons, quarts, and pints, not liters.
Temperatures are conveyed in Fahrenheit, not Celsius.
Many people who live and work in the United States may have lived or worked in other countries and instinctively use measurement tools from those places.
Be sure they convert back to American terms when communicating with American audiences and when utilizing American streets, stores, and other venues.
March 10, 2014: Fun
Not everybody wants to have "fun."
February 07, 2014: Maybe you shouldn't sleep
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January 28, 2014: In memory
January 20, 2014: Sharing history
"You have to share that with people to remind as many people as possible of the message," he stressed.
Does your association own anything important or valuable enough to be shared?
December 26, 2013: A more personal touch
He intends to do more in-person or "on-the-phone-live conversations," rather than relying on email to communicate at work.
"It's a good way to build strong relationships," he believes.
NOTE: Using a hand-held device while driving will be illegal in Illinois on January 1.
November 14, 2013: Remember who brung ya
But they often forget, or just don't bother to remember, who helped them many years ago, when they really needed help.
So, don't forget the leaders whose efforts made your work possible. Invite them to major events (at no cost), list them on the web site, and relate their accomplishments when writing about past organizational activities (and you should write about past organizational activities).
Without the leaders of yesterday, your organization might not exist today.