This post was originally published on LinkedIn on April 30, 2015, from CAMP Advisor and Bizon CEO Nunzio Presta. To see the article in it’s original format, please click here.
I have the privilege of serving as an advisor for the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals, or as we love to refer to it, CAMP. CAMP is a not-for-profit organization with a vision to create an exclusive community for marketers. While relatively young, CAMP is growing tremendously, providing marketers from all avenues with the chance to learn, network, and EVOLVE!
I, myself, benefit a lot from being a member as well. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet amazing, talented and passionate individuals and find this beneficial since I am a big believer in the importance of connecting with like minded individuals that help bring out the best in you.
Being an advisor also does a great job at shining light on my business, BizON, which helps increase awareness and brand recognition. Most importantly, being an advisor allows me to dip into other areas of business which contributes to the cultivation of fresh ideas for BizON and CAMP. This diversity allows me to keep my thinking fresh and current. I highly recommend that if you ever have the chance to be an advisor- DO IT! You will not regret it! Here is a list of the top 7 reasons (in no particular order) why you should be on an advisory board:
1. Networking – meeting other like minded individuals.
2. Education – learning from others.
3. Self promotion – your business will get much deserved exposure.
3. Personal branding – as you are introduced to more and more people, more people will know who you are.
4. Diversification – changing up your scenery and being subjected to different thoughts and ideas will allow you to go back to your company with fresh input and ideas.
5. LinkedIn – looks great on your linkedIn profile re: experience.
6. Satisfaction – providing support and guidance for the founder (Nadine Evans) to grow their business and dream.
7. FREE FOOD – did I mention that you get spoiled a little by the founder of the company 😉
Are you on an advisory board? How has your experience been?
Oh ya….he is also on the advisory board for the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals, check them out.