Friday, February 18, 2011
You’ll get many benefits from taking an active part in a respected industry association, including formal and informal mentoring and guidance, tapping into industry trends, and being a voice for your profession.
Another benefit of being involved with an association is the mindset. You’re associating with people who are where you want to be. You become the company you keep. A small business owner often faces isolation, but you needn’t be an island. You needn’t go the distance alone.
I’ve just become the Marketing and Membership Manager for the New South Wales Chapter of the National Speakers’ Association of Australia. Apart from being a long title, it’s an important one for me: I’m investing in an association of likeminded business owners with the opportunity to contribute to a profession I value. I joined the committee to develop two areas of professional development: leadership and delegation. I’ve also gained an engagement.
To your success
Authour of the forthcoming book, 'True Brand Toolkit: How to Bring in Big Money For Your Small Business.'