Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 1 - (Page 51)
BY LISA M. ZARDA, CAE
IS CONNECTING MEMBERS
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT COMING THIS SPRING!
is pleased to be unveiling in the spring of 2012 a NEW member beneﬁt, AACS MemberLink. It’s a one-stop-shop for you to connect with other AACS members, get tips from one another and make business connections. AACS MemberLink is a private social online community designed just for members of AACS. This new member beneﬁt will allow you an even greater opportunity to network with members outside of our annual conventions and allow you to ﬁ nd the information you need. Features will include: • A customized experience where you can organize your dashboard so you can ﬁnd what is important to you. • Create your own proﬁ le, including your photo and links to your other social media information (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). • Privacy setting so you can determine the information you want to share with others. • “People You Should Know” feature that will help match you with other members of the association that are “professionally compatible.” • Ability to export event information directly into your Outlook calendar. • View, save and delete resources on your custom dashboard that are important to you. • Ability to direct message people in your contacts list, view their proﬁle information or remove them from your list if needed. • Create groups so you can collaborate directly with people who share an interest or point of view, allowing you to contribute discussions, documents and links. • View an activity feed of your network of contacts (see what information others are talking about or sharing on our network). • Discussion boards where you can share and talk about important issues. • Ability to conﬁgure email notiﬁcation preferences so you can get the information you want, when you want it, in your email inbox. • Similar to Google Alerts, Content Alerts allow you to specify what content you are interested in and how often you want to be alerted of new content. You will also have the ability to import RSS feeds from external or community sources into your dashboard to aggregate and manage additional content. Organizations will also have the ability to create a proﬁ le so our school members can learn more about our Associate Members and the products and services they offer. Featured information will include: • The organization’s logo.
• Contact information for the organization including email, website and a company description. • Announcements from the organization, such as specials/discounts, staff promotions, events they will be attending, etc. • Employee proﬁ les so you can connect directly with the representative you work with. • A primary contact will also be identiﬁed with the ability to connect directly to them. AACS MemberLink is expected to become available during the spring of 2012. Your username will be your email address and you will have the ability to set your own password after ﬁ rst logging on to the system. Watch your email and the AACS website, www.beautyschools.org, for further details and user training webinars.
We Want Your Feedback!
AACS First Friday eNewsletter
We are proud to announce the launch of our new First Friday eNewsletter. You can expect to receive exclusive ‘memberonly’ AACS news and happenings the ﬁrst Friday of each month directly to your email inbox. In First Friday you’ll ﬁnd GR news, State Relations updates, beauty tips, useful articles and more. We want your feedback! This is a new communication avenue for us, so be sure to tell us what you think. Please voice praises or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, this is your newsletter. We want you to get involved. If you have story ideas or want to guest write a beauty tip or article, let us know! We’d love to feature a variety of writers from experts like you.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 1
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings of Washington
A Trade Show Workout
Building a Bulletproof School
The Art of Edutainment
Beyond the Fluff
And Then There's Compliance
Beauty Changes Lives
Spring Operations Conference Info
AACS Is Connecting Members
Associate Member Profiles: Collections
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 1