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6 Ways to Pull Off an Effective Product Launch

February 15, 2018

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Are you tired of running email and direct mail campaigns about your new products and services that have limited impact on your target market? With the noise level on the digital scene and the probability that your print material will be perused and then thrown away, there has to be a better way …

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Are Your Sponsorship Proposals “Win-Win”?

January 11, 2018
 


As a meeting planner, I certainly understand the value of sponsorship dollars. I don't think many of the meetings, conferences or conventions could happen today without this dollar infusion into the industry. Planners could not bring in top-notch speakers, interactive technology tool r…

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Do Onsite, Online Reviews Really Matter?

January 7, 2018

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Yes they do; both in the leisure traveler and business travel marketing arena. And they can drive hotel marketing staff crazy trying to keep up with online chatter. BUT, they are part of your job description now because hotel guests can write a review standing in line during check-in, dining at …

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When One of You Becomes the Team Leader

January 7, 2018

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It happens every day in corporate America, one of you becomes the team leader or for lack of a better word…the boss. Many organizations like to promote from within the team for a lot of reasons, but primarily for a fluid and fast transition process because you already know the players. How…

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Planners and Attendees Face Off On Their Event Needs

January 7, 2018

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Last month, American Express Meetings & Events released a report titled “Great Expectations: The Evolving Landscape of Technology in Meetings” where they surveyed 363 planners and 161 attendees. Their research focused the different types of meetings and mobile app use in these events. Below is a…

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3 Simple Ways to Make Your Presenters Stand Out

January 6, 2018

You probably have heard this before, but that saying “people fear public speaking more than death” is still true. However there is hope…even for the most reserved, stage-frightened individual.

Chris Anderson, the founder of TED, recently shared his thoughts about ways to take your speak…

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Ohio’s Opioid Crisis: Short and Long-Term Solutions

January 6, 2018

Ohio is in the throes of an opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating. In 2005, 500 Ohioans died from opioid overdoses. Two years ago, 2,700 opioid overdoses occurred. That is a 440% increase in 10 years!  Also in 2005, most overdoses were caused by heroin. Today, most overdoses are caused by f…

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8 Great Takeaways from National Cyber Security Awareness Month

January 5, 2018

Even though the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) ended on October 31st, that is no reason to take your eye off cyber security. Awareness is the first step in keeping your data safe. However, please remember that cyber criminals are working hard at all times to crack into …

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How the Repeal of Net Neutrality Will Impact Meetings and Events

December 20, 2017

 

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communication Commission repealed net neutrality standards that were put in place in 2015. The act, called Restoring Internet Freedom now allows large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon and AT&T to create a “pay for play” …

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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 and …

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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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