163 episodes

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.

Join the Association Chat online community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat, on the Association Chat website, or through the Association Chat Facebook Group.

Find out more about Association Chat at https://associationchat.com/.

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 CEO of Amplified Growth and senior consultant for Tecker International.

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Association Chat Podcast KiKi L'Italien: Podcast Host, Speaker, and Engagement Strategist

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

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.

Join the Association Chat online community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat, on the Association Chat website, or through the Association Chat Facebook Group.

Find out more about Association Chat at https://associationchat.com/.

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 CEO of Amplified Growth and senior consultant for Tecker International.

https://associationchat.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AssociationChat/

    Climate Collapse: What Associations Need to Know and Do

    Climate Collapse: What Associations Need to Know and Do

    The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out our current global situation in stark relief and as United Nations General-Secretary António Guterres declared it is "Code Red" for humanity. We are now past midnight and if the most recent Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow is any indicator, we are justified in saying our governments have failed us and we have to assume that we are now on our own. It is now too late for sustainability, and regeneration of our economic, social and environmental systems to attempt to preserve as much life as possible is our one and only priority. Join us for an update on the current state of the climate, and a deep exploration of the topic of Transformative Adaptation which is our last and best hope to cope with what is breaking upon our world. Associations are needed more than ever to use their capacity to step into the void of leadership and we will have practical suggestions on how you can motivate yourselves, your members and their workforces to push the needle on the adaptation we need now. Guests: Rupert Read is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, a campaigner for the Green Party of England and Wales, former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and co-founder of the Green Activists Network, GreensCAN. He is the author of various books, including Parents for a Future - How loving our children can prevent climate collapse. Shelly Alcorn is a Principal in Alcorn Associates Management Consulting and specializes in strategy and governance for the association community. She is a frequent keynote speaker focusing on critical issues faced by organizations and society at large. Her main interests have been how to be more human in an increasingly machine-driven world and what impacts the rise of artificial intelligence will have on the workplace of the future. She is now laser-focused on our global climate emergency and the role associations need to play in the face of the sixth mass extinction. Find her on Twitter @shellyalcorn.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Impact of Tech Mergers and Acquisitions on Associations

    The Impact of Tech Mergers and Acquisitions on Associations

    The Impact of Tech M&A on Associations Why should people care when one tech company is acquired by another? 
    This interview features Kevin Bruffey, president of Protech and Pat McGlynn, general manager of Togetherwork’s associations business unit to talk about the recent acquisition of Protech by Togetherwork and what all of that means (and could mean) for the innovation of solutions, current customers and association professionals, and for the association industry as a whole.

    • 35 min
    Michelle Mason on the Future for the Association Industry

    Michelle Mason on the Future for the Association Industry

    We've got some big problems to solve and associations are in a position to help bring the right people together to solve them. But what does it mean to be an association professional today and what role will associations play in solving these big issues in the upcoming months? What role *should* associations play? Can a stronger association community help?
     
    For this episode, Association Chat host KiKi L'Italien talked with Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE about her role as CEO for ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership and her thoughts about the future for the association industry.
     
    For this interview, we discussed the future for professional and trade associations, disruptive forces in industry and commerce, and Mason's ideas for ASAE's next chapter.
     
    More about Michelle: Passionate about the advancement of the professional practice of association management, prior to ASAE, Michelle served as the President and CEO of Association Forum for seven years; as Managing Director of Strategy and Innovation at the American Society for Quality (ASQ); and Vice President of Strategic and Future Focused Research Programs at ASAE.
     
    Michelle currently serves on Destinations International Foundation, and Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM).
     
    Michelle is a Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence Honoree 2019, Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Honoree 2019, and the CEO Update Professional Society CEO of the Year 2020.  Michelle is a certified association executive (CAE), Fellow of the American Society for Association Executives (FASAE) and a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA).
     
    This interview was recorded Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 2:30 pm – 3 pm (EST).

    • 31 min
    How to Strengthen Your Associations Value Proposition

    How to Strengthen Your Associations Value Proposition

    Is your association's value proposition as strong as it could be? Are your governance, operations, and culture aligned to support strategy? Join Tecker International senior consultant KiKi L'Italien as she shares the connection between community, content, and culture and how to use these elements to fortify your association's value proposition to members.
    In this episode, KiKi shares real-world examples of how other associations have improved everything from meeting attendance to online community by strengthening their value proposition.

    • 45 min
    The Surprising Gift of Doubt

    The Surprising Gift of Doubt

    • 59 min
    XR for Associations with Vivian Chan

    XR for Associations with Vivian Chan

    We are in the midst of a Creator Renaissance and Vivian Chan is ready for it. Vivian believes that disruption often starts at the intersection of things — with many of the best ideas coming from outside one’s immediate domain or industry.
    As a technology executive, Vivian has been involved in the launch monetization, sales, and marketing management for three different waves of disruptive technologies — Analytics, Cloud, and AR/VR (the intersection of 3D and AI).
    With more than 20 years of experience working with companies of all sizes, Vivian has been focused on scaling high-growth start-ups over the past few years. Currently, Vivian is the Global Head of Digital Sales at NexTech AR Solutions — the leading Virtual Experience Platform that combines enterprise-scale Virtual Events with the enchantment of Augmented Reality.
    VIVIAN'S LINKS
    vivianchannel.com - This site is on LiveX a platform that Nextech AR is building as one-stop shop for creators to engage and fund their work through fans and community
    Kids explaining Augmented Reality video – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvc_...
    Nextech AR's event on Digital Transformation featuring Gary V - http://bit.ly/nextechAR-assnchat
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Mike McAllen ,

Kiki Rocks

I have learned so much from Kiki over the years I just wanted to make sure I reviewed and said thank you to her! Fantastic podcast(pluse videos and chats) Thank you Kiki!

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

KiKi and her guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the absolute best tactics and coming trends to help you effectively grow your association.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to the Association Chat Podcast if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to stay ahead of the curve (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!

Deirdre Reid, CAE ,

One of my favorite podcasts...

...and I listen to dozens of podcasts. Whenever a new episode is released, it goes to my "play next" list. KiKi brings in fascinating and relevant guests. I love her questions and commentary--deep and real. A must-listen for the association community.

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