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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Assessing Core Values

Employee productivity is just one half of their contribution to company culture. The other half is how well they buy into your core values.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Getting Guests to Mix and Mingle

Simple games and activities can be used to help guests start talking and break the ice.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: A Smile CAN be Heard

Speaking with a smile can raise the spirits of your customers, your team, and yourself. A smile can even be heard through the phone!

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Engaging Employees

“Our organizations are nothing without the folks who work there.” Ben Markens shares how we use Gallup Q12 to make sure that employees are satisfied in their workplace.

Social Media: Engage!

Does Your Association Need Social Media?  We’ll cut to the chase: the answer is yes! Some of our clients are initially resistant to starting a social media program for their association. Some think their demographic isn’t on social media. Others say that they’ve been fine without social media, so why change? But the truth is,Does … Read More

It’s the Most Generous Time of the Year

Many holiday stories center around charity. They call for those with greater means to take in the poor from the cold, feed the hungry, and share prosperity during the long winter months. Just think of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, where Ebenezer Scrooge ultimately changes his miserly ways and opens his heart and pocketbook toMany … Read More

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Ways to Engage

“I’m always interested in new ways or continuing ways to engage the folks who work at The Markens Group.” Ben Markens talks about engagement opportunities he practices with The Markens Group team.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Facilitation

Brainstorming is about quantity and creativity. Ben Markens shares some tips on being an effective facilitator.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Getting More Out of Q & A

At your meetings, do you have problems getting people to participate during the Q&A portion? Here’s a tip that we often use.