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Podcast: Accessible Content is Just Good Content

This guest blog post is from the Association Advisor Staff at Naylor Association Solutions.

How well can people with vision impairment navigate your website? Would someone who is color blind be able to grasp everything you convey in your latest brochure? Accessibility isn’t something that’s widely talked about in the tech or association communities, but it’s on the mind of Carmen Collins, senior social media and brand talent manager for Cisco.

Inspired by her experiences working with a broken elbow and then a visually-impaired intern, Carmen has been improving the accessibility of Cisco’s online properties to create a better user experience for everyone, not just people who are already fully-abled. Adding things like captions for video or using cap case (“Cap Case”) for hashtags can make your online content stand out, and your brand appear more caring and purposeful than your competition.

This conversation covered a range of accessible content topics from creating mobile-first content, to managing multiple platforms, to being judicious about your use of emojis. Listen to the podcast to learn how you can easily and gradually make your online content reach more people by making it more accessible.

In Event Planning…We’re All on the Same Team

In basketball, you win as a team, and you lose as a team. It doesn’t matter if you personally play your best game, if you aren’t supporting each other and working together as a team, you won’t be successful. This is true of events too! 

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Breaking Down the Many Faces of Meeting Software (in VR)

Pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual tools for business communication. Now we live in a remote-first society that demands better ways of connecting online. Here we explore what Virtual Reality is, and the many forms that it comes in to help us connect with others remotely.

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Developing a Site Visit Itinerary

With sky high flight prices, travel delays, and lost luggage, it’s more important than ever to ensure every site visit is productive, efficient, and flexible. Here are 5 steps to guarantee that you are crafting a worthwhile itinerary for your group.

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Designing impactful instructor-led learning experiences with the millennial in mind

When it comes to offering face-to-face learning experiences, such as a day-long interactive workshop or a 75-minute breakout session at a conference, associations must carefully consider the millennial learner’s needs and expectations.

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15 Best Practices for Virtual Site Visits

In partnership with ConferenceDirect, I recently began exploring and conducting virtual site visits. Based upon our recent experiences sourcing a number of venues for national events, following are 15 best practices for making the most of your virtual site visits.

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By: Jamie Notter | Jul, 1 2022
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Strategies for Improving Your Culture Quickly

A lot of organizations have already suffered from the great resignation, but there’s an even larger number that are about to. Your top people who are thinking about leaving are more likely to stay when they see that your existing culture is actually pretty great. So that’s the challenge now: if we want to keep the people who are already looking to leave, we need to make our culture awesome—REALLY quickly.

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