Why stop with a one-week experience? (Too many trade shows do.)
Instead, think of your trade show as the centerpiece of an ongoing community for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees.
In this episode, membership development consultant Joy Duling shares strategies, tips and tools to:
- Create Discovery Magnets for your show
- Onboard attendees with personalized communications (it might be easier than you think!)
- Craft audience journeys for first-timers and loyal fans of your event
- Study how universities nurture community
- Joy’s blog articles on Roadmap to Growth – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
- iExit app (helpful for road trips!)
- The Joy of Membership (Joy’s website) – also the name of her podcast
- Connect with Joy on LinkedIn
- Joy’s recommended automation tools: JourneyCARE, Zapier, Integromat (now Make), Bonjoro
- Marlys’ favorite automation tools: KonnectzIT (alternative to Zapier), Sendspark
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About Joy Duling
Joy Duling has been helping leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits grow and improve member experiences since 2005.
Before founding The Joy of Membership, she served for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.
Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, online educator, and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.
(Transcript coming soon)