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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: 2020 Is Coming

Ben reminds us why strategy shouldn’t be a secret and reflects on his yearly goal-setting process.  Video transcript available below: 2019 is almost over, and we had a great 2019 here at The Markens Group; we hit most of …
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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Football & Association

Ben shares how social events can work to build camaraderie and promote trust at your next association meeting or event.  Video transcript available below: So you know, there’s great power in association. We work with organizations that come together …
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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Thank(less)

Ben shares a simple way to give immediate feedback, and reminds us why it’s important to stop and say, “Hey, you know, this place looks great.”  Video transcript available below: So you know there’s a lot of jobs out …
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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Ben reflects on the importance of community.  Video transcript available below: It’s almost Thanksgiving and the first thing I want to say is thank you to my family, friends, and to the folks I …
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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Own Your Space

Ben shares his favorite way to “own” a space during an association, professional society, or non-profit event.  Video transcript available below: One of the things we think works best when you’re having an event is to own the space. …
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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Real-Time Takeaways

Ben recently traveled to Malta for an association meeting where he learned an easy way to give attendees real-time takeaways.  Video transcript available below: I’m here at an ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) meeting in Malta, and I saw …
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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Red Gate

Before winter swoops in, Ben takes us back to one of his favorite memories this Summer. Learn how our team works to inspire the next generation and build community in this week’s tip.  Video transcript available below: I’m here …
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Happy Employees Move your Mission

By Ben Markens, TMG president Whether you’re a trade association, a mission-based nonprofit, or a for-profit, we are all in the business of providing service to others. Outside the walls of the organization, virtual or otherwise, the customer has been …
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Thank Your Volunteers this Holiday Season

As you make your gift list this holiday season, don’t forget to spread some cheer to your association’s Board members and volunteers. Even the simplest token of gratitude will make them feel appreciated—and encourage them to continue their service into …
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Effective Association Board Development: The 4th “W”

If you’re in association management, you’ve likely heard of the “Three Ws” of an effective Board. According to this popular view, your Board should include a balanced mix of wisdom (knowledge and expertise in the industry or field), wealth (access …
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