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Workplace Safety Requires These 5 Technologies

October 16, 2017

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When you think of safety, you probably envision a firefighter or construction worker, such as the ones above. Someone with a hardhat and safety gear who has been trained to handle all kinds of hazards and conditions. 

But considering the events of the last three months, including three…

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8 Great Items to Have on Your Peer Review Checklist

June 29, 2017

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Many times even planners have very short notice to plan a peer review. This is where a lot of details can be lost and budgets can experience cost overruns.

In order to avoid this problem, I have put together a peer review checklist to ensure your event goes off without a hitch while keeping y…

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The Highs and Lows of FAM Trips

June 26, 2017

Every meeting planner, whether they are an association, corporate or independent one, are offered a FAM sometime during the course of their career. Some have been on just a few, while others have been around the world. There are many advantages to taking a FAM, but destination organizations …

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The Secret Sauce That Gets Attendees Returning Every Year

May 8, 2017

These 4 Ingredients Will Hook Them

 

Let’s face these facts: Without attendees, you have no meeting. And without a key group of attendees that return year-after-year, your marketing time and effort to secure new ones goes up, up, up.

So, what is the value of a repeat attendee? It is …

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Is the “Luck of the Irish” With Your Business Today?

March 17, 2017

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and it will certainly be a day filled with good tidings, green clothing and beer. Your town may even be blessed with a parade to celebrate the hard-working Irish men and women who were, and continue to be, the fabric of our country.

But what does the “Luck of the Iris…

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Alcoholism is a Family Disease

March 2, 2017

 

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Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is characterized by uncontrollable drinking or the obsession with alcohol. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is estimated there are up to 3 million new cases of alcoholism per year.

Unlike heart disease and cancer, this disease is self-diagnosable. …

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3 Tips to Limit No-Shows at Your Event

February 12, 2017

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No-shows and last minute cancelations are one of the biggest worries event planners have because they can have a significant impact on the food and beverage budget, as well as, the overall profitability of the conference.

The average no-show rate for paid events is 10%, while free events …

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Meeting Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them

February 10, 2017

 

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Halloween is just around the corner and in the spirit of the season, it seems only fitting to share meeting and event planning horror stories that attendees have experienced throughout the year. None of these incidents are particularly problematic and most can be avoided with good communic…

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Words Do Hurt: The Case to Prevent Cyberbullying

November 28, 2016

Is your child being cyberbullied?

A lot of adults have a hard time relating to cyberbullying, especially Baby Boomers. It seems that it is harder to take a kid seriously when he says he was bullied online. That isn’t real bullying, right?

The problem students encounter is that, when they…

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Running an Election Campaign? Here are 6 Ways Technology Rentals Can Help

November 22, 2016

   

If you are the Campaign Manager for a local, state or national candidate, you know the importance of having real-time data at your fingertips and keeping the buzz about your candidate alive.

Given the fact that you are bringing either a few to a few thousand staff members and volunteers …

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Make Your Team Great Again by Following These 8 “Cs”

November 20, 2016

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Everyone give lip service to teamwork – “they are on my team” or “it takes a village” or “that shows real team effort.” In fact, with today’s work environment, if you are NOT on a team in some way, shape or form, you work outside of the corporate norm.

But have you ever w…

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Meeting Industry Survey Results: The Good, Bad & Ugly

November 17, 2016

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Every year, MPI surveys seasoned meeting professionals to determine the state of the industry. And every year, the challenges shift in their level of importance.

The good news is, MPI pays careful attention to this data and works hard to support their members in whatever their challenges are …

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Viable PowerPoint Presentation Alternatives

November 16, 2016

Even though PowerPoint is still the most popular presentation tool in the world, with an estimated 500 million users, have you ever considered other presentation alternatives that can allow you to engage and entertain your attendees much better?

What they are, how you use them and how they co…

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SKY ZONE FACTS FOR THE NEWBIE JUMPER

November 15, 2016

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

We at Sky Zone Boston Heights are so excited to be serving you starting in October! However, if you are new to the indoor trampoline park environment, you might have a few questions. And we want you to be fully prepared when we o…

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Room Setups Matter: 4 Flubs and Fixes for Your Next Meeting

November 11, 2016

meeting room, meeting planner, Mulligan Management GroupWhen I was studying for my CMP a few years ago, there were only a few seating options for your attendees, the meeting room was determined by the venue and the room conditions or setup were stagnant. Oh how the world has changed!

Nowadays, attendees want to learn from the presenter and others; whe…

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3 Things that Befuddle Planners and What can be Done About Them

November 10, 2016

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If you are a meeting planner, you know the stress associated with planning and executing a large, complex event. You can be the best project manager and communicator in the world, but when the event actually starts to unfold, things can go sideways rather quickly. 

Here are three items that …

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Pros and Cons of Holding a Meeting around a Holiday Weekend

October 21, 2016

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner; have you given any thought to combining your meeting or event with fun family time? Wedding Planners do it all the time – they hold the nuptials over a long holiday weekend so family from faraway places can plan to attend the ceremony. 

The que…

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Cloud Computing Makes Sense for Your Business in So Many Ways

September 12, 2016

cloud computing, hartford technology rental, mulligan management group, dede mulliganIf the term “The Cloud” is confusing to you, you are not alone.

Is it supposed to replace your data center? What is the difference between public and private clouds? Which one should you use? And the list of questions can go on and on.

This post will help you unravel cloud computing terms…

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Stuck in the Same Venue? Keep your Meeting Fresh with these 6 Tips

April 4, 2016

Elliot Masie’s Learning conference has been held in the same city every year for the last 21 years. Orlando is the city and more specifically Walt Disney World is the destination. With 1,500-2,000 attendees each year, of which many are repeat offenders, doesn’t it make sense that Orlando w…

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7 Killer Places to Seek Savings at Your Next Conference

March 15, 2016

 You just received your budget number for your annual conference and not surprising, it is a very minor uptake from last year’s budget. Upper management’s mantra is “do more with less”. As you reflect on last year’s event and all your meetings in general, it seems like some items could be cut – but …

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