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IDA Website Spotlight: New Member Orientation Video

Monday, December 23, 2019   (0 Comments)

Joining the IDA as a member is a big step for any detailing professional.  It shows dedication and a drive to make the detailing industry better for the community.  But we know that joining a new organization can feel overwhelming, especially with as many different opportunities and resources to take advantage of as the IDA has available to members.  That’s why we are pleased to introduce our New Member Welcome Video!

Think of this video as your IDA orientation.  The ten-minute video is jam-packed with all the information you need to get acquainted with the IDA.

The video starts with an overview of member benefits and goes on to explain the myriad of education opportunities available to members.  Better yet, it also shows you where to find these resources – it’s like a built-in GPS to help you navigate the website.

Next, there is an explanation of networking opportunities – such as Meet & Greets and the members-only IDA Facebook Group – and professional development, including the IDA Certification Program. 

After that, you are walked through an overview of events, which include tradeshows such as Mobile Tech Expo, the SEMA Show, and more. 

Then you’ll see all the variety of items you receive to recognize your membership, including a member badge, patches, certificate, and the IDA Code of Ethics.  You’ll also get a quick look at online member profiles and the IDA Awards Program.

Of course, we don’t forget about our Supplier members – the video goes on to talk about benefits specific to our Distributor and Manufacturer members, including company recognition on our website, employee access, and advertising & sponsorship opportunities.

Next comes the most exciting part: finding out how to get more involved as a member through volunteering!  You get to hear directly from each of the Committee leaders about what their committees do and why you should get involved.  Learn about their latest projects and find out what you most connect with.  Whether you are passionate about certification, chapter development, marketing, membership, or tradeshows & education, there is an opportunity for everyone! 

Lastly, hear from 2019 President Jonathan Munsell about how getting involved can have a meaningful impact not only on your experience as an IDA member, but also on your career.

The accompanying webpage has links to our most commonly used features on the IDA website, including education opportunities, professional development, and events.  This page is your one-stop shop when you need to find an IDA resource quickly. 

Bookmark this page, find it under the “Members” tab (you must be signed in to your member account), or access via your Member Group.

The New Member Welcome Video was prepared by the IDA Membership Committee, led by the efforts of Joe DiFiore, CD-SV, Jason Rose, CD-SV, RT, and The Rag Company, with audio provided by Michael Stoops.

Whether you are a new first-time member, a returning member, or a long-time member who just needs a refresher on what the IDA has to offer, make this video your go-to resource!

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