Friday, September 01, 2006

Professional Associations


If you join the association for the field you are in, it’s easy to stay in touch with the latest developments and maintain contact with your competition and potential partners.
Associations are always looking for board volunteers. Being on the board is a great way to gain the respect of your peers.

As a board member it is easier to meet the members. And you start relationships with a certain built-in level of respect. President is the most prestigious position on any board, but I recommend you be in charge of public relations.

Why? Because as official spokesperson for the association you can develop a relationship with the media. The media and the public will see your name on announcements from the association and assume you are an expert in your field.

Secrets of Power Marketing

George Torok, co-author
Secrets of Power Marketing