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I Have Realistic Optimism

January 1, 2011: 

“Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes the solutions, knows about difficulties but believes they can be overcome, sees the negatives but accentuates the positives, is exposed to the worst but expects the best, has reason to complain but chooses to smile.”
—William Arthur Ward

I hate clichés. I can still hear my college English professor repeating, “A cliché is a crutch for lazy writers.” Well, despite all that, and with apologies to George Orwell, here are a few clichés we’ve been hearing lately:

Hire Speakers with Spark

January 1, 2011: 

Have one bad meal at a restaurant and you may never go back, plus you’ll tell all your friends about the experience. It’s the same with your association classes. All it takes is one boring, unprepared, or just uninteresting speaker and your members—as well as their colleagues—may never take, or recommend to others, another class. No association can afford to have bad speakers undermine their entire education program.

Hire Speakers with Spark

January 1, 2011: 

Have one bad meal at a restaurant and you may never go back, plus you’ll tell all your friends about the experience. It’s the same with your association classes. All it takes is one boring, unprepared, or
just uninteresting speaker and your members—as well as their colleagues—may never take, or recommend to others, another class. No association can afford to have bad speakers undermine their entire education program.

Essential Merger Docs

January 1, 2011: 

A merger is the union of two or more corporations into one, known as the surviving corporation. Once a merger is complete, the merging corporations cease to exist and the surviving corporation assumes the assets and liabilities of all of the corporations that are parties to the merger.

Better Advocacy Through Technology

January 1, 2011: 

by Masha Zager

It shouldn’t be surprising that government affairs directors love social media. After all, their jobs involve persuading other people to act. From LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter, social media and other communication technologies are amplifying GADs’ voices, helping them reach more REALTORS®, elected officials, and even members of the general public.

AE Profile: Teresa King Kinney

January 1, 2011: 

Making Merger History

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