Field Guide to Communication for Associations
(Updated June 2016)
In the world of association management, a key element to success is communication. Communicating includes how to deal effectively with staff or membership, or how to correctly transmit an email message. The following resources help today's busy association executive better understand and achieve successful styles of communication. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)
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Successful Communication Techniques
Mobile apps for member service, (REALTOR® AE Magazine, May 9, 2016).
Text me!, (REALTOR® AE Magazine, May 9, 2016).
Crisis Response, (REALTOR® AE Magazine, Winter 2015, pp. 20, 22).
Convey value: how associations deliver the value message to members, (REALTOR® AE Magazine, Summer 2013).
Make your e-newsletter a member must read, (REALTOR® AE Magazine, Summer 2013).
Lights, camera, action! How and why to make association videos, (REALTOR® AE Magazine, Spring 2013).
REALTOR® Association Executives Magazine, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Communications and Marketing, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2015).
American Society of Association Executives—The premier association for AE's, the ASAE website offers a wealth of information for today's association executive. Many of the website areas are inaccessible to nonmembers, however.
American Management Association International—This large website includes research statistics and samples of reports and articles.
The Association for Business Communication—The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an International organization committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education, and practice.
The American Communication Association—This large website includes research statistics, reports and articles.
National Management Association—The National Management Association (NMA) is a professional leadership development association headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Challenges in Virtual Collaboration (Kindle, PDF eBook)
Communication Essentials for Dummies (Kindle, EPUB eBook, PDF eBook)
The Easy Step by Step Guide to Writing Newsletters and Articles (Kindle, OverDrive Read, EPUB eBook, PDF eBook)
Fire Up Your Communication Skills (PDF eBook)
Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders, (PDF eBook)
Perfect phrases for writing company announcements (Kindle, OverDrive Read, EPUB eBook, PDF eBook)
Quick Win Business Communication (Kindle, OverDrive Read, EPUB eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Information Services. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Corporate communications for executives, (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1998). HF 5721 G63
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