Community Development, Growth, and Nurturing

Ed Rigsbee is the “Community Catalyst.” Below, you will discover communities he has created for Association Executives and for Professional Speakers. Some are Private and Some are Public:


Association & Society

Chief Staff Executive (CSE) Office Hours

CSE Office Hours is a private subscription online community exclusively for trade association and professional society CEOs and Executive Directors. All association and society CSEs are invited to join. Weekly, for one hour, we cover topics important to the top paid staff person. The topics generally revolve around ASAE’s CAE Domains. As such, the time invested qualifies for relevant CAE renewal education.

The community meets weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays (Noon-1 PM Eastern time)

Top paid staff association executives may express interest by visiting or emailing

Ed Rigsbee top speaker on membership, member recruitment, member growth and member engagementMember ROI Zoom for Associations & Societies

First and third Thursdays (most months) at Noon Eastern Time. This was originally the Member ROI for Associations & Societies LinkedIn Group started in 2010 and has now been migrated to Zoom. During each one-hour call, various aspects of membership (CAE Domain 6) is discussed. Live participation earns CAE relevant educational hours. All paid association and society executives and staff are welcome to join…no charge and no registration required. Just log on and join the fun. More information and Zoom links are available at:

Cigar PEG Philanthropy thru Fun

Ed Rigsbee founded in 1999, Cigar PEG, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

Membership is available at

Cigar PEG Weekly Zoom calls for members on Wednesdays (Noon Pacific)

Cigar PEG Benefactor/High Roller Mastermind in Las Vegas, late May

Cigar PEG Annual Celebrity Auction & Fund Raising Party in Summer (Location of National Speakers Association’s Influence)

Cigar PEG Winter Benefactor/High Roller Mastermind in Key West, late November

Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame

Hosted by Cigar PEG, the Virtual Keynote Speaker Hall of Fame presents quarterly Speaker Showcases in 2024

Participants in the above showcases are nominated for the yearly Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame

Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame Nominee Video Directory

ASSC: Association & Society Speakers

ASSC is a fee subscription community serving professional speakers.

All activities are on Wednesdays at 9 AM Pacific time. Members-Only Monthly Activities:

First Wednesday Goals Setting via Zoom

Second Wednesday Exclusive Member Networking via Zoom

Third Wednesday Office Hours via Zoom

Fourth Wednesday Open Invitation Speaker Networking via “Run the World”


Meeting Decision Maker Interviews

Ed regularly interviews, via Zoom, association executives that are responsible for meetings and selecting speakers. These interviews are made available to ASSC members to better educate them on speaker/meeting organizer relationships and expectations. If you are an association or society meeting decision maker, Ed would appreciate the opportunity to interview you. Click for sample interviews.

Decision makers can schedule their preferred interview time at