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Not sure how to persuade your boss to pay for your SMRT membership? Here are some simple steps to help you prepare for your request.

Timing is everything:

Know when to ask. Explain that you need to purchase early to get the most out of your annual membership. If you have regular one-on-ones, it may be good to talk to them during this time that they have blocked off.

Tell why:

Make an outline with bullet points or justifications on why it will benefit you, your patients and your company or institution. Show that you will make the most of it, and how you will take advantage of the many benefits of membership. Ask yourself what your short-term and long-term goals are with your organization’s objectives, and pair them with how this membership could contribute the most to the goals. Explain how it will make your company or institution more profitable, functional and flexible and a safer environment for your patients.

Explain the top reasons why you should be a member. Here are some examples.

  1. I will have complimentary access to a vast array of MR educational content through SMRT’s eLearning Center. There are over 350 print and video sessions that will increase my knowledge and help me be a stronger resource for my team and patients.
  2. Networking – Networking is important. The best of the best are members of the SMRT. I will have the opportunity to meet and interact with influencers and the leaders in the industry through committee involvement, local and national educational conferences and access to the membership list. I can address them with problems we face and get advice, as well as collaborate and share ideas with one another.
  3. I will learn more about the industry and the latest innovations. Working at (company name) has my full attention and is a career I fully invest in. Being a member of one of the most respected MR organizations in the world will boost my knowledge and help drive myself and others to success.

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