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Month: October 2012

Want to Capture Your Attendee’s Attention? Make Your Message Short.
Oct 08, 2012 by
Theater style seating arranged. Check. PowerPoint presentation equipment set up. Check. Speaker has arrived and sound and lighting rental units tested. Check, check, and check. You have the outward appearance of a fantastic meeting that is going to last 2 hours --without any interaction or breaks. Your plan is to put your attendees or employees in a semi-dark room to listen to a subject matter expert. What does this format remind you of? You got it...school! Most planners organize meetings i...
Keeping Your Meetings Green is as Simple as 1-2-3
Oct 05, 2012 by
Even though the "green movement" has been around for years, the event meeting services industry still has a fair way to go with their embracement of it. Here are the cold, hard facts:  In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency deemed the meeting and event industry as the 2nd most wasteful in the country.  That same year, a EPA study determined that Americans generate about 250 million tons of waste, composting and recycling only 34% of it and throwing th...
Want to be a Meeting Industry Thought Leader? 2 Surefire Ways to Make it Happen
Oct 03, 2012 by
The buzz question in every industry circle is: Who are your thought leaders? But most people want to know: What exactly is a thought leader and how can I position myself to become one?  According to Webster's Dictionary, a thought leader is one whose views on a subject are taken to be authoritative and influential.  The reason most of us in the meeting industry want to be considered "authoritative and influential" is because it sets us apart from everyone else....
4 Things Event Organizers Can Learn from the Presidential Election Process
Oct 01, 2012 by
Are you sick of the political rhetoric, TV commercials, and telephone calls from the various parties touting their candidate? As time-consuming and frustrating this process may be to you, the fact is that many of these tactics work. Since so much of the presidential campaign is event driven, I thought it only appropriate to identify the top 4 things that meeting planners can take away from this process. Political Point #1: We always know when the election will be held.  The el...

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