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3D Printers Change the Way We Think and Create

March 16, 2017

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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?

March 9, 2017

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

December 29, 2016

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!

December 27, 2016

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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

December 18, 2016

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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

November 28, 2016

 

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

November 16, 2016

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

November 12, 2016

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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

November 9, 2016

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

November 8, 2016

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

November 7, 2016

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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

November 6, 2016
 
 

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

October 23, 2016

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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

October 21, 2016

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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

March 3, 2016

 

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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Timely Tips for Planning Your Next Meeting or Event

November 14, 2015

You have been delegated the task of planning and organizing the next corporate event, be it the annual company sales meeting, a new product launch, employee appreciation event, an employee transfer or retirement sendoff, or a state-of-the company presentation by the CEO. The enormous task of put…

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3 Ps to Make Your Business More Visible

October 24, 2015

 

Plaques

Having an awards ceremony, employee appreciation event, or sports banquet? We have a huge selection of plaques and reward items just waiting for your logo and message.   

 

 

 

Promotional Items

We have 10’s of 1000’s of items waiting for your promotional …

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12 Terrific Tips to Effectively Moderating a Panel Discussion

September 20, 2015

More and more meeting planners are turning to an effective way to give great content to attendees in a short period of time: the panel discussion. Although this type of program has been around for a long time, several best practice enhancements have been implemented over the last few years.

I…

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6 Super Ways Event Planners can Properly Vet All Speakers

July 25, 2015

We have all had them – great, mediocre and just down right lousy speakers. The great ones resonate with the audience; they either make them laugh, cry or think. The lousy ones are all about their message and could be talking to a wall for all they care. You want the great ones, but how do yo…

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10 Terrific Tips to Justify Attending Your Next Conference

July 12, 2015

You really want to attend a conference and trade show that is coming up in three months. You know many of your industry colleagues will be there and the speakers look to be fantastic! In addition, it is in a desirable venue because you can bring your family along for a mini-vacation.

The prob…

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