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POMA is amazing. The responsiveness to member needs is unheralded among professional organizations. POMA listens to our clients’ needs and reacts to them. POMA’s commitment to the industry shows at every conference. Our clients can’t afford to not be at the conference each year.
A POMA Biz Tip allowed me to recoup content that would have taken a monumental amount of time to recreate.
A few weeks ago POMA posted a Biz Tip on how to recover lost files. I printed that up and filed it here at my desk, knowing that chances were that I'd never need it. But I filed it anyway.
Today, I was answering questions for my "Ask Dr Dave About Whitetails" column for www.sportsmansguide.com, and somehow deleted that file from my disk. I had no backup (duh), and even worse, that file contained around 100 past questions that I've been saving to use for a new book I've just started.
Biz Tips to the rescue. In 20 minutes, I was good to go.
Thanks POMA and Biz Tip author PC World Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector!
Dr. Dave Samuel
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate our membership in POMA. I thought you might like to hear a great example of why it is important for companies like mine to support you.
John Phillips has a new book, with a second volume already being worked on, that teaches people How to Hunt Big Bucks on Small Properties. He has realized from our conversations over the years at conferences that MyTopo's private land data, which provides property owner names and boundaries on smart phones and printed maps, goes hand-in-hand with this type of hunting.
Consequently, John is recommending his readers visit www.mytopo.com to get their digital and print private land maps. And, in turn, I am recommending to all MyTopo customers to buy and read his book.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to come to the conferences and meet writers and get to know them. The ones who are actively writing are great about learning how MyTopo can help them with any mapping needs they have personally or professionally and incorporating us into stories whenever possible.
As I was writing this, John called to set up a taped interview tomorrow for an article he is doing about hunting on public lands! Isn't that awesome?
Thank you for doing all the behind-the-scenes work to bring writers and companies like mine together.
MyTopo, a Trimble Company
As a full time freelance magazine writer and book author I spend a lot of time alone - in the office, traveling and in remote locations. POMA through its Briefs, Business Conference and webinars offers me a very valuable means of staying in communications/networking with others in my field.
The freelance lifestyle can cause a writer to become set-in-his-ways and stale without regular contact with other professionals. I depend on POMA for much of that contact and it pays off with fresh ideas, new projects, a growing list of professional friends/contacts, writing award opportunities and continuing education.
I can’t image a full time outdoor communicator not being an active member of POMA. In a job that can cut one off from much of the world, POMA brings the outdoor world to you.
I’ve learned over the years that the quickest way to get from where you are to where you want to be is to find someone who is already where you want to be and do whatever he or she tells you to do. POMA is the best place to find a mentor to help you become an outdoor communicator, a PR professional, a videographer, a photographer or any other area for communicating the out-of-doors.
I always try to learn from people I believe to be better than me in our craft, and I find those people in POMA.
POMA was founded on the principles that outdoor professionals get together and share ideas, they can help each other make more money. Helping our members make more money is at the very core of our organization.
Book Author, Writer & Photographer
I have 7 articles publishing this week due to my association with POMA. Not to mention the numerous business opportunities from people that I have met. Just last week a company that I wanted to do some business with automatically jumped on board when he heard that I was a POMA member. I can't even begin to tell you how much business I did just this week due to my POMA connections.
"It pays to be a POMA member," Darren Warner said in a recent note to POMA. "As a member, I'm able to receive more than three times as much for my work, from Buckmasters Rack magazine, than I would if I were not a POMA member."
Two months after going full time as a writer I joined POMA and attended their convention in Ogden. POMA has helped me make a lot of good contacts, writing and Pro-staff deals. I don’t see how you can go wrong by joining. If you want to write part-time, it will make you a better writer. If you want to go full-time, you’ll make more contacts. You still have to hustle hard but POMA has been a big blessing for me.
Well, that didn’t take long. I just sent in my dues payment and I’ve already seen a 400 percent return on the investment thanks to a tip from the Money Line. Thank you POMA!!!!!!
For years I avoided joining the professional writer’s organizations in favor of an independent approach to networking and relationship building. That worked well for a while, but then I hit a plateau. During that time I joined several writer's and media organizations.
While every one has contributed to my professional career, POMA has really distinguished itself from the others. The topics and outreach is always current and regular, Money Line is streamlined and timely, and the additional support topics are helpful and appropriate.
POMA is a group that must be run by writers, for their proactive approach in delivering quick and relevant information helps me to fast-track my processes and accomplish more work. Thanks for being a terrific business partner, POMA.
Freelance Writer/The Keer Group
POMA Heritage Members:
Member, Year Honored
- Duncan Barnes, 2005
- Jim Carmichel, 2009
- Horace Carter, 2005
- Jim Casada, 2011
- Homer Circle, 2005
- J. Wayne Fears, 2011
- Betty Lou Fegely, 2011
- Tom Fegely, 2013
- Kathy Etling, 2009
- Grits Gresham, 2005
- Tom Gresham, 2011
- Toxey Haas, 2012
- Nick Lyons, 2005
- Tony Mandile, 2011
- Patrick McHugh, 2011
- Bill McRae, 2009
- Ed Park, 2005
- John E. Phillips, 2011
- Dave Richey, 2005
- Leonard Lee Rue III, 2005
- Cliff Shelby, 2013
- E. Thayne Smith, 2012
- Gene Smith, 2010
- Vin Sparano, 2005
- Ronnie "Cuz" Strickland, 2012
- Hal Swiggett, 2005
- Bryce Towsley, 2011
- John Wootters, 2005
- Jim Zumbo, 2011
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP: Heritage Members are media professionals who have made significant contributions to honor the heritage of fishing, hunting, trapping and shooting and whose efforts have helped promote excellence in outdoor communications.
Any POMA member may submit a written nomination for a Heritage Membership to the board of directors for consideration.
Heritage Membership shall be bestowed by invitation of the board of directors only, and can be revoked by the board. No annual dues required.