New Ebook Takes the Stress out of Managing a Community Association

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Licensed Community Association Managers now have a practical resource for effectively managing community associations, thanks to the new eBook Tricks of the Trade - How to be a Successful LCAM…the First Time Around.

Tricks of the Trade provides resources and tips for Licensed Community Association Managers

It's a great thing to be able to have discussions with colleagues on the real day-to-day problems and solutions we encounter. There really is no comparable resource in the industry.

Desired Results Consulting, the Florida-based community association consultation firm, has announced the release of an eBook for Licensed Community Association Managers (LCAMs), Tricks of the Trade - a guide of essential tips and practices for recently certified LCAMs and other Community Association Managers looking to enhance overall performance and longevity with their communities. Tricks of the Trade offers everything from checklists to agenda templates, how to establish boundaries with the Board of Directors and communicate with residents and vendors.

The eBook is the brainchild of Lauren Davis, LCAM, CMCA, AMS and President of Desired Results Consulting. "I wanted managers to feel supported and not intimidated by the field. Many become overwhelmed and stressed because they did not have an opportunity to properly prepare -- I have consistently witnessed those who obtain their LCAM license go right to work with no training, no support, no mentor to guide them along the way, and I see this book as a relief and reliable source for those people," Davis said.

Davis attributes her desire to write this book as a direct result of her 18 years experience as a Community Association Manager; indeed, it is the corollary and distilment of her current consultation firm, Desired Results Consulting - which, alternately, provides the unique service of offering managers and boards practical solutions, by devising customized plans for maximum productivity and time management.

"We act as a support system, giving them the whole of our experience through consulting, training and hands-on evaluation," explained Davis. "What I've put down in Tricks of the Trade are the fundamental tools that I begin with when dealing with all of my clients."

Tricks of the Trade also provides value for more seasoned LCAMs who consistently must deal with the frustration of loss of productivity or pleasing the Board of Directors. "I want to give them the guidebook I never had but wanted."

As an outgrowth of her interest in assisting fellow LCAMs, Davis developed My Condo Coach, an industry resource which provides consulting, support and open blogs and forums for its members who would typically include association managers and board members. "It's a great thing to be able to have discussions with colleagues on the real day-to-day problems and solutions we encounter. There really is no comparable resource in the industry."

Tricks of the Trade can be purchased from the website at Desired Results Consulting or My Condo Coach.

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