Presentation on theme: "Communications Matter. Why You Need To Communicate Share Information Get Members to Act Ensure Understanding Create Value in the Association/Take."— Presentation transcript:
Why You Need To Communicate Share Information Get Members to Act Ensure Understanding Create Value in the Association/Take Credit/Create culture of belonging Keeping silent lets rumor become fact
What’s Your Association Narrative?
How Do I Communicate?
Paper Pixel Person
What do we share?
SUCCESSES ASSOCIATION NEWS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES MEMBER BENEFITS CONTRACT UPDATES ANYTHING YOU CAN TAKE CREDIT FOR/BRAG ABOUT ANYTHING RELATED TO SALARY AND BENEFITS STORIES ABOUT MEMBERS. PEOPLE LIKE TO READ NAMES OF PEOPLE THEY KNOW AND SEE THEIR PICTURES.
Paper Newsletter Bi-Monthly Can’t do that? Do a mid and end of the year review Can’t do that? Do an end of the year round up Just do something that gives the Association a visible presence in the local to create value --Let’s talk about how to create the newsletter for a minute--
As Needed Communications Negotiators Report (same colored paper as newsletter) Meeting/Training Announcement Reminders External Communications
Visibility Creates Value
Bulletin Board Look at Me! I have important information for you to share with your members!
Post on Bulletin Board Latest Newsletter Member Benefits/www.neamb.com Any Announcements/Meetings Weingarten Rights Building Rep Name and email Local Association Leadership names/emails MEA contact information for local office and www.maineea.org
Which Gilligan's Island Character are you?
Climate Survey Want to know what members, think, want need from the Association? Just ask them in a simple climate survey which: Engages Members Opens lines of communication Lets members feel like someone is listening Give the Association a clear area to focus work and produce results for members