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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: You Decide!

Ben shares how he empowers his team to get results using four decision levels.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Maximize Your Next Board Meeting

Ben shares 4 ways to help lead effective Board meetings from his experience sitting on both sides of the [Board] table.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Show Up

Ben shares how you can be a better leader by showing up as yourself every day.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn. Video Transcript Available Below: My coach Michelle says that you show up as yourself every day whether you want to or not. What that…

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Secret Strategy

Ben shares why strategy shouldn’t be a secret and how to leverage it to lead your team.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn. Video Transcript Available Below: So one of the mistakes I see too often is that organizations keep their strategy a secret. They spend…

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Pigs Can’t Fly

Ben shares the best way to focus your coaching efforts and empower your team.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn. Video Transcript Available Below: So here’s a phrase I learned from Jennie, “Don’t try to teach a pig to fly. It doesn’t work, and it annoys…

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Get Your Move On!

Collaboration can be simple. This week, Ben shares an investment-worthy tool that keeps his team running smoothly. Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Magazines Have Issues

Ben shares why it’s best not to confuse problems with issues. Watch now:  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: A Crystal Ball for Leadership (Almost!)

In this week’s tip, Ben shares one of his favorite tools for hiring and coaching. Learn more about how we overcome problems and improve team dynamics at The Markens Group.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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3 Ways to Motivate Member Volunteers

By Tessa O’Sullivan, Senior Account Manager As an association manager, I work with passionate volunteers every day. Then, after work, I become one of those volunteers! In my personal time I serve on the executive board for the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society. Not only do I take the minutes, attend meetings,…

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Leave a Name and Number

This week, Ben continues his rant on simple techniques to build strong connections no matter your industry or association.  Connect with us! Like, comment, or share this week’s tip on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Keynotes & Takeaways

In this week’s tip, Ben shares his favorite way to engage association members and prospects after a meeting by using content from the speakers. Learn how you can develop & leverage keynotes following your next event.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Sales & Signatures

Don’t let your email signature go to waste. In this week’s tip, Ben shares a poor experience he recently had with a salesperson. Learn why it’s so important to leverage your email signature to make lasting connections.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Come On In

We recently found a productivity tool to compliment our open-door workplace culture. Collaboration meets output in Ben’s weekly tip.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: In Memory of Marvin Adler

Ben honors his late friend, Marvin Adler, by sharing a lesson he learned about fair business practices and doing right by the other side. Ben remembers Marvin’s great sense of humor by sharing one of his favorite jokes. Here’s to you, Marvin.

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Boards Gone Wrong!

How to do the Right Work as a Board Member Are you on an association or nonprofit Board of Directors? Take a moment to reflect. Do you find yourself spending more time volunteering than you would like or think you should be? Are you on the edge of burnout? If so, you might be doing…

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Stop for Gas

Ben shares why he believes staff training is important and you’re never too busy to get better at what you do.

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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: What’s the Big Idea?

In this week’s tip, Ben explains his favorite way to brainstorm new ideas to improve company processes. 

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3 Ways to Make Your Boring Name Badge Useful

    No matter the conference, meeting, or event, you need to create name badges for your attendees. A well-done badge is essential to streamline networking, making introductions easier and name recall seamless. What’s in a name badge? Ideally, much more than a name! Done the right way, you can transform basic name badges into…