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Planet of the Associations — Seth Kahan & Mark Levy
29 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Episode 18 - How associations can make things that create a buzz, work from a noble purpose, and use allied spaces
Listen in as Mark and Seth talk about Houdini, Steve Cohen, David Blaine, bridges, changing the field, apple trees making apples, Lisa McCleod, doing what we are put on earth to do + lots more!
30 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 17 - Everything you want to know about the inner workings and key elements of Creating a Social Movement
Watch as Mark and Seth talk how associations can create a social movement, QANON, Christina D. Economos, Emceeing, Handwashing, Segues, Architects, and Facts, Figures, & Stories
30 minutes | May 28, 2021
Episode 16 - Mark Levy and Seth Kahan discuss finding edges and exploring frontiers
Listen in as Mark and Seth as they talk about being frontier people, National Apartment Association, Daniel Boone, Mythos of America, the human time construct, plug-less appliances, knowledge vs. information, poison ivy, and lots more!
31 minutes | May 21, 2021
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32 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 14 - How can you get outside the limitations of your own brain when it comes to creative thinking?
What holds a Grand Challenge together? These questions snd more answered inside this riveting episode!
31 minutes | May 7, 2021
Episode 13 - Perfectionism, Commitment and Authenticity
In this episode, Seth and Mark discuss the need for associations and association execs to be authentic and fully committed. Through their stories, they unpack the 5 stages of crisis response, doughnuts, "Freebird", strategic mapmaking, Theodore Levitt, Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic, and the Chris Farley commitment. Tune in, you can't miss this one!
30 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 12 - JumpStart Storytelling
Why storytelling is so effective and how to use it at your next gathering to accelerate your agenda. What you can learn from extreme reactions, both yours and others’.
31 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 11 - Gaining and Keeping attention through street theater and Brillo Furniture Polish
When it comes to gaining and keeping attention, find out what street theater and Brillo Furniture Polish have to teach as well as the Pawn Shop of Sentimental Value (apologies to Phil Hartman!).
29 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 10 - Using Springboard Stories, Magic, and Storytelling to Show Innovation and Create Impact
From Royal Dutch Shell to Phil Dusenberry to golfing tips, we point out the value of springboard storytelling and the power it creates for an association.
31 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Episode 9 - Dig Deep into Membership
Dig deep into membership, its similarities to fan clubs and magic shows and the value of engaging potential members with their concerns rather than showing off your benefits. Along the way we find camels and learn how to tell stories that spark action.
31 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Episode 8 - Why It’s Important to Share What You Know that Others Don’t
The value of facilitation skills for leaders, engineering a breakthrough in Shell, and speaking to the future. Also, Mojo the cat makes an entrance and we go inside the CIA at Langley.
32 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 7 - How do we get out of our own way when it comes to creativity?
How do we get out of our own way when it comes to creativity? How do we harness our "accidental genius?" What role does fear play in creativity, public speaking, taking on big challenges and achieving grand accomplishments?
30 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 6 - What is value? An exploration that includes candy bars, the French Connection chase scene, IBM Watson, & More!
What is value? An exploration that includes candy bars, the French Connection chase scene, IBM Watson, tacit knowledge and immersive technologies
31 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 5 - How do you get to what your customer really wants?
How do you get to what your customer really wants, regardless of how sure you are about your current value proposition? This includes learning how to pay attention to what's not there and the importance of your customers' customers.
29 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Episode 4 - Innovation comes from a specific mindset, but how do you get people into that state?
Innovation comes from a specific mindset, but how do you get people into that state? Real innovation can be wild and dangerous. Seth and Mark take a look at some methods for getting your board, senior team, and other VIPs into the right head-space to come up with powerful, new ideas.
29 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Episode 3 - A powerful experience in an early 20th Century brewery...
A powerful experience in an early 20th Century brewery leads to a study of the value of direct experience when it comes to marketing. This is applied to innovation writ large and how member engagement creates the traction that new products and services need to succeed.
30 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Episode 2 - Innovation happens at the periphery.
Innovation happens at the periphery. How, then, can you seek out novelty? In this episode Seth and Mark take a look at association mission statements, and at the evolution of associations from transactional to generative . . . and beyond.
31 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 1 - Why is the world obsessed with rectangles?
Why is the world obsessed with rectangles? Hidden within our obsession with the right-angled quadrilateral are secrets that can help us question our assumptions and get out of our oppressive self-imposed boxes.
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