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Ben's Tips

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Antitrust Obligations

For an association to be successful, it’s important to follow anti-trust guidelines. If a topic is inappropriate to discuss at a board meeting, then it’s equally inappropriate to discuss at the bar.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Plant a Tree

To celebrate Earth Week, one of our clients encourages 5th and 6th graders to plant trees while teaching them about the tremendous benefits they give us. Everyone should plant to tree and make our planet better.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Always Say “Good Morning”

Small things can have a meaningful impact on people and company culture. One of the easiest and worthwhile habits is saying “Good Morning” every morning.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: The “Feel, Felt, Found” Sales Technique

When selling to a client or prospective member, there may be objections over the cost of their investment. By using the “Feel, Felt, Found” technique, you can empathize, explain the ROI, and reach a mutual understanding.

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: Setting Up for a Successful Photo Shoot

The right lights and camera angles makes the difference.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Great Tip for Air Travel

It’s so convenient to charge your devices during an airplane trip, but sometimes the plugs wiggle around and you don’t get a good charge. Fortunately, Ben has come up with a clever solution!

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Stop Doing

Ben Markens explains the benefits of using a “Stop Doing” list.