In a world where there's an association for everything, find out what association professionals like you really need to know! Association Chat is a weekly interview series and news channel with host KiKi L'Italien.
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KiKi L'Italien serves as host for the chat with regular guests and quarterly live events along with creative collaborations with industry thought leaders. KiKi L’Italien is the CEO and founder of Amplified Growth, a digital marketing consultancy specializing in podcasting and video strategy, SEO/SEM, social media, and voice-first search.
Why Demographic Stereotypes Must Die
Instead of relying on guesswork and opinion to understand why groups of people behave the way they do, today’s technology allows us to analyze and synthesize data.
When we truly understand what we all value most, we can unleash enormous passion and power. This is the fundamental disruption of our time: we can now predict and influence what people will do next.
David Allison, founder of The Valuegraphics Database, is our guest for this episode of Association Chat podcast. After a career spent developing ideas and concepts to engage stakeholders for several hundred organizations, David Allison recognized the need for a more scientific method to determine what really influences people to do the things they do.
The result is The Valuegraphics Database, the first global dataset created specifically to help organizations predict and influence behavior using the values we share.
My favorite quote from this interview came right at the end.
"If you need any proof that demographics are harmful and hurtful and divisive, and cause all kinds of strife in our world; I'll point you to a few examples. Black Lives Matter. The Gay Rights Movement. The Women's Rights Movement.
These are all demographics, demographic groups, standing up and saying, 'Do not treat me like a demographic. Treat me like a human being. Do not judge me based on my gender, my sexual orientation, the color of my skin. None of that matters. I just want to be a human, like the rest of you.'
I can't think of any more powerful condemnation of how terrible demographics are for our society."
#ValuesThinking #BehavioralScience #DataDriven
Eating at a Meeting: The New Identity of Event F&B
With smaller meetings, limited dine-in, hybrid options, and modified service styles, how can associations design F&B experiences that generate crave-ability for both in-person and online participants?
Tracy is the dietary needs expert. Meetings Industry Changemaker. Certified Special Events Professional. thrive! meetings & events is a full-service event and culinary consulting firm that works with meeting planners and food service providers to create safe and healthy food and beverage experiences.
Tracy is also the person you need when you want to have food be a part of your events and you need an expert. She has a passion for safe and inclusive F&B and with her expertise through research, thoughtful analysis, and real-world strategies; Tracy helps her clients establish best practices, mitigate risk, improve experiences, and increase profit with the F&B they serve.
Embrace Your Black Sheep Values with Brant Menswar
Have you embraced your black sheep values? For this episode, I interviewed Brant Menswar who was named in the nation's “Top 10 Motivational Speakers.” He is an award-winning musician and founder of the band Big Kettle Drum, and he’s also the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that helps individuals and organizations to define and live by their values. Brant is the author of the book Rock ‘n’ Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change, and his next book, Black Sheep, is out in October 2020.
- Intro [00:00]
- What’s been Brant's high and low from this period? [2:02]
- Was Brant a natural performer? [6:41]
- Why is the book called Black Sheep? [11:24]
- Question of the Week: What’s one thing you wish you had known when you began your career? [41:46]
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Coronavirus, Comedy, and Fighting Other Monsters
This episode features my interview with co-creator of the 'Asians Strike Back' Comedy Show which highlights the topics of racism & misinformation, Kyle Marian. Kyle Marian is a comedian, producer, science communications consultant, & former physical anthropologist.
She produces & hosts socially-mindful, inclusive, & accessible comedy shows. She and Esther Chen have decided to combat coronavirus-based racism with comedy and science.
In response to the racism they were witnessing, Marian and Chen hosted their comedy show “Asians Strike Back: A Coronavirus Comedy & Science Show” on March 1, 2020.
The show had both Asian comedians and scientists discuss the pandemic with both jokes and information on how to properly prevent the spread of the virus.
They worked with Symposium: Academic StandUp and the Caveat to host the event in New York City. When I interviewed Kyle, it was just after COVID-19 had been officially declared a pandemic by the WHO.
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Are you a Jack*ss?
From the vaults: Scott and Alison Stratten talked with Association Chat for the Association Chat Book Club in December about their book, The Jackass Whisperer: How to Deal With the Worst People at Work, at Home, and Online—Even When the Jackass Is You.
Scott and Alison are co-authors of several best-selling business books, including UnBranding: 100 Branding Lessons for the Age of Disruption, UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging, and The Book of Business (UnAwesome). They're also co-owners of UnMarketing Inc., and co-hosts of The UnPodcast.
Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager, and a professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, Scott ran his "UnAgency" for a nearly a decade before focusing on speaking about social media and marketing, at events, for companies, such as PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Fidelity Investments.
I invited Scott and Alison to join me on the Association Chat Podcast to discuss The Jackass Whisperer, and how the book, despite its light-hearted title, has valuable lessons to teach about empathy, compassion, and cooperation.
Mo Rocca, Mobituaries, and the Role of Humor in Times of Adversity
“CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca explains what drew him to highlight stories about historical figures that many people may not know about.
Many things have changed because of the current pandemic, but one thing remains true: we could all use a good laugh right about now. In this episode, Association Chat host KiKi L'Italien interviews humorist, journalist, and actor Mo Rocca about the role that humor plays in times of adversity.
We talked about encyclopedias (World Book > Encyclopedia Britannica), ObitCon being better that ComicCon, and the death of dragons.
Mo is best known for his off-beat news reports and satirical commentary. He is also the host of CBS’s series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation. The show features stories about some of the world’s greatest inventions—past and present—and the effort it took to create them, educating and inspiring audiences with stories of creativity, hard work, and passion. Mo created and hosted the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learned to cook from grandparents across America. He is also a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! **Special thanks to Mike D’Andrea and Greater Talent Network (a UTA company).**