Social Media Roundup: Find Opportunity In Your Impatience

Three ways to turn impatience into productivity. Also: What can your association learn from an award-winning magazine?

Patience is a great virtue, which unfortunately many of us don’t have. How can you channel your impatient energy toward achieving results?

This and more in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Take a breather

In business, impatience can lead to missed opportunities and often miscommunication among employees. “Impatience has its benefits as well. It creates drive, speed, and action. But many valuable opportunities are lost due to impatience,” according to Inc. contributor Kevin Daum. “Most great business models and effective marketing programs require time to develop, prove, and take hold. Some of the best things are truly worth waiting for.” Successful leaders learn how to manage their sense of urgency and channel it in a positive and productive direction. (ht @ProExhibits)

Multifaceted Communication

How does your association reach its members? Mahlab Media compiled some the lessons associations can learn from economia magazine, a monthly publication, print and digital, from the Insitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. According to Mahlab, economia is getting a lot of things right in terms of media production, strategy, and promotion. What’s the key to their success? A multifaceted communication plan. “The news-focused website allows immediate reader feedback, as well as dynamic content such as webinars, video clips, live streaming, and audio.” The magazine also relies on an email newsletter and a mobile app. (ht @AssocForumAU)

What cool stuff have you read online today? Let us know in the comments.

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Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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