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About Mary Byers

Mary Byers helps associations gain clarity and focus through leadership conference training and facilitating strategic planning retreats, assisting task forces and work groups, and helping association staff and volunteers talk through tough issues.

Video: “Freemium” As Strategy

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How are you using “free” as a strategy to increase your market penetration and convert non-members to members? Join me for this month’s interview with […]

Video: Embracing Difficult Conversations

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Join me for my interview with Ed Wojcicki, Executive Director, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Ed and I talked about the counter-intuitive strategy of running toward […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Disruption

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Are you ready?

Ask yourself the tough questions. What if your primary revenue stream was cut in half? What if you lost your largest customer? What […]

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Video: Is Coaching or Career Development in Your Association’s Future?

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Join me for a conversation with Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development for the Indiana University Alumni Association to learn how the organization […]

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Video: Tackling “technology” as strategy

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Moira Edwards, CAE, president, Ellipsis Partners, does a great job explaining the three ways technology supports association work. She also covers how to create an […]

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Video: Magnetism as Strategy

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Many associations suffer from inconsistency in their recruitment and retention efforts. That’s why mapping what’s going to happen, when it’s going to happen, and who’s […]

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A re-post from Seth’s Blog: Closing the gate

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This post first appeared on Seth Godin’s Blog on April 19, 2016 and is shared here with permission.

Closing the gate

Sooner or later, tribes begin to […]

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Video: The Secondary Benefit of Strategic Planning

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What’s more important: the consensus that emerges as a result of strategic planning or the connections participants make with one another? Planning participants tell me it’s […]

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Video: Want to increase membership by 200%?

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62% of associations are experiencing flat or declining membership according to Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University and author of Knowing Y: Engage the Next […]

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Relevant Thoughts: Great Leaders

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“Great leaders think less about what they have to say and more about what they should ask.” — Mary Byers, CAE

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