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Sarah Sladek

Short Life Lessons from Sarah Sladek

Sarah Sladek was interviewed by World Class Performer and named a global top performer in business strategy Sarah Sladek is an author, speaker, strategist, and futurist. She is an experienced marketing and media professional who started researching demographic shifts in 2000. Sarah is the CEO and Founder of XYZ University which goal is to help organizations identify their competitive…

Save the Associations

 Octavio ‘Bobby’ Peralta, column contributor at Business Mirror deep dives in the Sarah Sladek’s mission and initiatives to Save the Associations. THE first time I “e-met” Sarah Sladek, American best-selling author, association membership growth strategist, and futurist, was when I attended the webinar of the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) in June last year….

Metal Fabrication

Addressing the Changing Workforce in Metal Fabrication

The Fabricator recaps Sarah Sladek’s keynote for FMA addressing intergenerational team building. For the first time in 34 years, the baby-boomer generation is no longer the majority in the workforce, having been replaced by Gen Y, also known as the millennials. As a result, employers are scrambling to learn how to relate with a younger…

impact of 2020

The Impact of 2020 on Gen Z

Sarah Sladek authored this article for the DJS Direct Selling Journal. Pandemic. Racial tension. Riots. Fires. Political conflict. Yes, 2020 was unprecedented, and a defining, historic moment. It’s times like this that influence the behaviors, values, and attitudes of younger generations. No one could have predicted a year like 2020, yet there are clues into…


Should Your Association Consider a Gen Z Membership Tier?

Sarah Sladek was interview for this article by Associations Now. With a recession, a pandemic, and a tough job market, some associations are looking to target Generation Z with new member offerings. It can work if you prioritize their engagement, one expert says. We’re starting to get past the point where millennials are at the…

Attracting and Retaining

Building for Change: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Construction Professionals

Sarah Sladek was interviewed as a contribution to this article by Procore Blog. For companies looking to engage younger generations, build a talent pipeline, and increase employee retention, the question is often how. In partnership with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California and Build California, Procore interviewed recent college graduates, construction industry leaders and social equality experts…

Should Organizations Worry About a Decline in Membership?

Sarah Sladek was interviewed as a contribution to this article by Wild Apricot. Last month we released the 2020 Membership Growth Report: Benchmarks and Insights for Growing Revenue and Constituents to find out how membership organizations grew (or didn’t grow) their membership and revenue throughout 2019. We learned what tactics organizations are using — what works for…

Sarah Sladek Interview

Growing your membership during a crisis

Sarah Sladek, a guest speaker with Amplify.   Pre-COVID, many Associations relied on events to bring in revenue, most business was done in person, board appointments were based on years of experience, the same member benefits and traditions were offered year on year. Now, Associations must be future focussed, bring the whole community together in…

3 Trends That Will Change The Future Of Speaking

3 Trends That Will Change the Future of Speaking

Sarah Sladek authored this article published by National Speakers Association.  If you’re like me, you’ve longed to return to the stage, the live audience, and travel. Questions have inevitably haunted your thoughts: When will this end? What must I do to stay relevant? What will the future bring? When I do return to the stage,…

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