In It ForEVER | Helping Businesses Grow Through Events and Membership Programs

Dan and Nicole Ratner are a power couple in the association world leading organizations to achieve record growth in membership and plan highly efficient events over their 36 combined years in the industry. After climbing to the highest levels of leadership in multiple organizations, they both made the unusual choice to step off the corporate ladder and put family first. Throughout this podcast, you’ll hear how they help non-profit and for-profit businesses move from incremental growth to exponential growth, from passive customer relations to active customer relationships, and from surviving to thriving. They’ve introduced a unique business model called the In It ForEVER™ Principle that emerges from the belief that members/attendees/customers are in it for…a quality positive Experience, ever-increasing Value, intentional Engagement, and consistent and reliable Relevance. The show includes a mix of discussions, interviews, and education focused on topics, such as, event planning, meeting planning, membership development, member retention, member engagement, value proposition development, marketing, direct sales, selling, strategic planning, managing a governing board, customer service, vendor and provider relations, and curating and cultivating partnerships. As independent entrepreneurs growing their own small business (The Next Steps, LLC), listeners will also get a glimpse into the challenges and struggles they face managing their family and business together.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 30, 2017

We learn a lot by making mistakes. To take us into the New Year we've put together a fun montage of some of our mistakes while podcasting these past few months--otherwise known as bloopers. So enjoy this quick listen and cheers to 2018! 

Dec 15, 2017

In this episode we are talking about stepping up in 2018. How will you step it up with your goals for the future? We give you a fun tool to use to see what your focus may look like in the New Year. 

Dec 8, 2017

In Episode 19 we touch base on Meeting Trends for 2018 and offer a few tips as you plan and prepare for your events. Regardless of the event make sure you know what the trends are and if they fit find a way to integrate. 

Dec 1, 2017

In this episode Dan talks about shifting from customer service to concierge service. Here are some tips to take it to the next level and better serve your members, customers and clients.