Association Mavens & the Learning Revolution

Association Mavens - Learning Revolution

After a long pause, I am back with a new episode of the Learning Revolution podcast. In this one, the tables are turned, and instead of me interviewing someone, I get interviewed by Bryan Kelly of Association Mavens. We talk about how the Learning Revolution is impacting trade and professional associations, and in the process, highlight many of the key points from the book.

While associations are the focus of this episode, I’ll stress that the topics covered really apply to any of the audiences for the Leading the Learning Revolution – speakers, trainers, consultants, businesses interested in educational content marketing.

Finally, I’ll note that this is the final episode of the podcast. Having started it primarily as a way to publish the interviews I did for the book, I’ve decided that it has pretty much run its course. If you have not listened to earlier episodes, I certainly encourage you to do that. I also encourage you to subscribe (or stay subscribed), as I plan to announce a new podcast via this platform at some point in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, pop in those earbuds or slap on those head phones and listen in to the interview with Bryan Kelly.

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04:42 – Kick-off of Association Mavens and introduction of yours truly – Jeff Cobb – author of Leading the Learning Revolution and founder of Tagoras.

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Building Buzzing Communities with Richard Millington

Richard Millington - FeverbeeWhat if you could build a thriving community of people passionate about your area of expertise? Many Learning Revolutionaries are interested in doing just that, but don’t know where to start or how to go about it.

In this episode, community expert Richard Millington offers the insights and tips you need to start making your community vision a reality. Rich is the founder of Feverbee, a consulting firm that focuses specifically on helping organizations build and manage successful communities. His clients have included the United Nations, The Global Fund, Novartis, Oracle, OECD, BAE Systems, and AMD.

He’s also the author of Buzzing Communities: How To Build Bigger, Better, And More Active Online Communities and architect of Feverbee’s Community Management Course.

Bottom line: Rich knows community, and he’s here to share that knowledge with you here in the 2oth episode of Learning Revolution.

So, put your cell phone in silent mode,  put a do not disturb sign on the door, and get ready to learn. (And, as always, be sure to share the good word about Learning Revolution.)

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00:15 – This is episode 20. Wow! Ideas for Episode 25? Let me know.

00:55 – “Community” will be the focus of this episode. Past guest who have talked about the important role of community include Alan Weiss and Leo Babauta.

01:25 – Introduction of new “tools and tips”segment. Thanks to Michael Stelzner for the idea. Mike does a great job of this in the Social Media Marketing Podcast.

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Breaking the Mold – and Thriving – with Jason Blumer

jason-blumer-cpaDo you work in a field in a field or industry that seems completely set in its ways? Where change seems impossible?

Would you like to shake things up with with new perspectives and new business models – and, of course, generate significant income while doing it?

Then you won’t want to miss this episode of the Learning Revolution.

Visit the Web site for BlumerCPAs and you will know immediately that you are not in the world of traditional accounting. Several years ago Jason Blumer started to transform the CPA firm he took over from his father into a thriving niche business with coaching and education as a key component of its strategy. Jason also founded the Thriveal Network, a membership site for forward thinking accountants, and has seen that effort, well, thrive.

I got connected with Jason through Paul Johnson from Pathwright, who I interviewed back in Episode 15. Jason uses the Pathwright platform for the high-end coaching courses he offers in both live online and on-demand versions.

In short, like most of the people I have interviewed on the show, Jason Blumer is a dyed-in-the-wool learning revolutionary who is using education to transform and grow his business. So, listen in for a mega-dose of inspiration. (And, of course, be sure to share the good word about Learning Revolution.)

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01:46 – Intro of Jason Blumer, principal of BlumerCPAs and founder of the Thriveal Network and the Businessology show.

02:39 – Jason gives an overview of the firm he took over from his father. BlumerCPAs has transitioned to a completely virtual, cloud-based model with a very niche focus on the creative industry. That focus has been key to building brand and being in the position to charge premium prices.

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Getting an Edge with Virtual Events – A Conversation with Michael Doyle

Michael DoyleWhat if you could deliver not just the occasional video, Webinar, or online course to your audience, but a bona fide virtual event?

Turns out you can even if you are a small organization or  a solopreneur. And – here’s a bonus – it can be highly profitable part of your business model.

In this episode of Learning Revolution, you’ll learn all about what’s going on in the world of virtual events from one of the true experts in the field: Michael Doyle of the Virtual Edge Institute. One of the reasons I wanted to be sure to have Michael on the show is that I feel like he makes virtual events feel doable. They don’t have to be expensive, high production value extravangzas to get the job done. I’m bettin’ you’re gonna feel that way too by the time you are done with this episode – and you may also feel ready to start planning an event of your own.

So, kick back, set the volume just right, and listen in. (And, of course, be sure to tell the world you are listening to Learning Revolution.)

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00:35 – Shout out to the folks at the Community Learning Network.

01:48 – Introduction of Michael Doyle, Executive Director of the Virtual Edge Institute.

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Social Leading, Social Learning with SocialFish’s Maddie Grant

Maddie GrantInterested in launching a dynamic social learning experience for your audience?

Want to make the leap from social media not just as a tool for communication, but as a platform for leadership?

Then you will definitely want to tune into this episode of Learning Revolution with Maddie Grant. In it we discuss the new Private Community Management Certificate Program launched by Maddie’s firm SocialFish and dig into social as an approach to both learning and leading.

We also talk about how Maddie made the leap from being an association employee with a blog on the side to being a successful social media entrepreneur, teacher, and leader.

Get those earphones in a comfortable position, turn up the volume, and listen in!

(And don’t forget to share this episode with your tweeps.)

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01:58 – Introduction of Maddie Grant, Chief Social Strategist of SocialFish and co-author, along with Jamie Notter, of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.

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