In episode 480 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” Thom Singer talks about the importance of joining associations. Your industry trade association can be the best resource for growing you career.  But too many people skip their joining their associations and rarely attend meetings.
Thom recorded this episode while attending the 2019 National Speakers Association annual conference… Called “Influence”. While attending this event he realized that associations across-the-board, in all industries, are growing if they are willing to adapt and change to meet the needs of their membership. To get the next generations excited about joining associations, these membership organizations have to change and adapt.
The National Speakers Association is one of these associations. Listen to this episode and find out to some of Thom’s opinions about why it’s important for you to belong to your trade association and ideas on how associations can meet the needs of their members.

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer has an eclectic background working in sales, marketing and business development roles for Fortune 500 Companies, Law Firms, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is a business growth speaker whose work gets people to build influence, unlock potential, and drive performance.
He believes that all opportunities come from people, and when we work together to find “cooperative significance” with others we all discover more success and illuminate their possibilities.
Singer is the author of twelve books and he speaks regularly at business and association conferences around the United States and beyond. He is also the host of the widely popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On this show he interviews entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and business leaders from a variety of industries. He encourages his guests to share tips and ideas that can help those with an “entrepreneurial spirit” understand their potential and then go for it.
Thom and his wife, Sara, make their home in Austin, Texas and are the parents of two highly spirited daughters.
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