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Concrete Actions Steps to Planning a SMART Meeting

Without a doubt, meeting planners are one of the busiest professionals I know. They have to manage the logistics, as well as, all the attendees, speakers, sponsors and VIP needs. They need to be involved in contract talks, management meetings and site visits.

But…busyness doesn’t necessar…

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Why the AVExperience is Exceptional in Spain

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I love traveling by train. It is so comfortable and I can easily sit with my family and friends. I can get up and stretch when I want to and there is always a dining or snack car available. In addition, I can take in the wonderful countryside and relax.

When I travel to Spain sometime in …

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4 Single Advantages of Branded Clothing for Your Business


Branded apparel can have a big impact on any type of business. Any time your business logo and name are put out into the world, you have a powerful marketing opportunity. Put the business name and logo onto apparel and you immediately increase brand awareness. So, consider these benefits of brande…

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Thumbs Up: A Positive Meetings Forecast Predicted for 2015

thumbs up predictions, Mulligan Management Group, predictions for 2015, American Express Meetings & EventsAmerican Express Meetings & Events recently completed their worldwide 2015 forecast and found that most meeting indicators were positive even in light of increased compliance, global expansion and innovative virtual meeting options.

Today’s blog post will focus on the key indicators from this rep…

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10 Terrific Tips to Plan Better Association Meetings

Unlike corporations where meeting attendance is mandatory, association planners need to entice and pull attendees into their conference. Due to regional limitations, budget constraints and members trying to deal with more work in less time, selling your conference may not be a walk in the pa…

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3D Printers Change the Way We Think and Create

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Imagine this: You access a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program, create some gizmo, store your file on the cloud and make it accessible to anyone with a 3D printer. Seems farfetched right? Not really.

3D printers, for the first time ever, are allowing individuals to customize and print product…

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Suicide Prevention: Do you know the signs?

As we wrap up Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect, remember and talk more in depth about awareness and prevention. While keeping a loved one from committing suicide is not 100% preventable, there are detectable signs for which you can start and keep t…

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Meetings Mean Business: 4 Key Indicators of Their Overall Value

meetings mean business, Mulligan Management GroupMeetings Mean Business recently launched the above video and updated their findings about the number of meetings, GDP effect and taxes generated from meetings. In fact, the meeting industry's contribution to the GDP was greater than the motion picture, performing arts and spectator sports industries…

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What Technology Trends are in Store for 2015? Event Planners Need to Know!

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I know it is hard to believe, but 2015 will be upon us in 3.5 months. And with a new year, comes a new plan. I checked out Corbin Ball’s crystal ball for his 10 big predictions.  This blog post will weigh-in on four of them and how technology can significantly improve your meetings and events.…

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4 Steps to a Successful Roundtable

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Although the roundtable discussion meeting method isn’t used very often and has been around for a long time, Kelvin Newman recently shared on Event Manager Blog his recommendations to bring them back. I have highlighted some of his ideas below along with a smattering of my own.

Below …

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How to Stop Rage from Ruining Your Relationships

 

Is Anger Running and Ruining Your Life?

Blog Post by De-de Mulligan

I once dated a man who had real anger issues - he could be sweet and kind about 90% of the time but it was that 10% that did us in. He could not solve a stressful, complex issue without getting into some sort of rage - w…

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Fact or Fiction: Quiz Yourself on Current Meeting Challenges

When planning a major meeting and/or trade show, there are a lot 

of variables to consider including budget, attendee experience and destination. In addition, as a planner you know it is part of your job to interface with a lot of partners and suppliers.

In today’s market however, with rapidl…

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3 Examples of More In-Depth Work: eGuide, White Paper and eBook

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Mulligan Management Group was contracted to write these three in-depth pieces: 

 

The Event Planner's Guide to Sourcing Your Next Meeting or Event which provides a step-by-step guide for planners to follow when completing site selection. 

 

 

A Planner Loyalty Study White Pa…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

trade show tips, trade show, SmartSource Rental, Mulligan Management GroupAs meeting planners, show managers and exhibitors work together toward a successful trade show experience, there are things they can do to make it better, as recently pointed out in the February 2014 edition of The Meeting Professional. So, rather than fight to make things happen, seasoned trade sh…

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Change Your Mindset Meeting Planners: Big Data is Here to Stay

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, recently spoke at PCMA's Convening Leaders 2014 about understanding and using Big Data. Below are her thoughts in an October 2013 interview with Sarah Beauchamp and concrete ways you can use this information when planning your next meetin…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

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If you are the typical exhibitor, you probably have your trade show calendar planned out for the next 12 months. As you and your team gather to talk about the logistics of your shows, it occurs to you that things need to change due to tightening budgets and ROI demands.  

Today's bl…

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5 Tried and True Ways to Promote Your Event via Social Media

 
 

Without a doubt, social media is the fastest growing way to promote your meeting or event with attendees and potential attendees. The key is to keep the fire going once the invitations are sent out and use a little social savvy to make the search engines work in your favor.

Jay Baer, …

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How Social Channels Can Bring Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth

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Everyone who participates in a trade show desires to introduce themselves to current clients and new prospects, engage with individuals while they are on the floor and be remembered long after the show is over. While there are many avenues to do so, such as direct mail and email campaigns, socia…

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On-Demand Desktop Streaming: Why it makes Sense for Your Organization

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An On-Demand Desktop Streaming rental option is a solution that is taking hold in with the corporate and legal community. Simply stated, it allows you to manage your software from a server rental and stream the operating system and apps to diskless desktops. The overall benefit of this offering …

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7 Solid Tips to Enhance Your Next PowerPoint Presentation

 

Whether it is an unintentional font, broken link or frozen equipment - a bad visual experience can ruin your presentation, as well as, the attendee’s experience.

I attended a conference about 3 months ago where the PowerPoint presentation wasn’t lined up adequately to the screen size …

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