We all need a little help from our friends and our programming is no different. Sometimes knowing what chamber learning sessions are popular among other chambers can help us find that perfect idea. Here’s a list of what has drawn a crowd at chambers around the country. Remember, what is popular at one chamber may not work for you, but at least it can help get the creative blood flowing.
Top Chamber Learning Sessions
These ideas came from chamber professionals across the country as shared on the Chamber of Commerce Professionals page on Facebook, Many thanks to Christine Little, Becky Beissel, and Maribel Ramirez for their creative ideas.
- Social media. These sites are always rolling out new information and chamber members who have never used social are deciding they need to now. This topic can be targeted at beginners or masters (topics like the 10 “secrets” of Instagram work well with this group). You can also host best practices on social in a particular industry if you have enough members belonging to it.
- A+ customer service. Every business needs it, few have it. There’s always room for improvement. You can also use niche topics like “how to begin using social media for customer service.”
- The importance of employee engagement. No disengaged employee can service customers well not to mention what it costs your business in morale and lack of productivity.
- How to take better marketing pictures with your smart phone.
- Why customer loyalty matters. It’s less expensive to sell to an existing customer than sell to new ones.
- Emotional intelligence, a very important topic in today’s workforce.
- Place making, creating a special “place” in your town. Usually this is around staging a charming Main Street but it could be building more green space or creating unique art installations to further your reputation as somewhere to come for sculptures or murals, for instance.
- Laws of leadership.
- Quickbooks. This is the go-to accounting software for most businesses. You could also host a session on the free to cheap SaaS invoicing software out there like Wave and Freshbooks.
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