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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

 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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Hoteliers: Give Your Groups a Good Night’s Sleep

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Last summer I stayed in a name-brand hotel in mid-town Manhattan for business. It was a relatively new venue and I wanted to give it a try. Plus it had great online customer reviews. Everything went well and I was prepared to give this hotel a big thumbs up until my last night of stay. This is h…

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Introduce Video into Your Events & Amazing Things Will Happen

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video is worth a million. Nothing - short of actually being there - explains a concept, shows off a product or shows a person how to do something better than video.

Yet, video is not widely used at events. Why? Because most presenters, exhibitors and sponso…

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5 Tips to Become More Member Relevant With Your Association

As you read this blog, think about the associations you belong to. Are they delivering on their promise? If your association is experiencing low meeting turnout and high member turnover, there may be no perceived value with membership or at least not enough to keep the member in the fold.

But…

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3 Pamplona Facets that have nothing to do with Bulls

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Even though Pamplona, Spain is best known for the “Running of the Bulls”, there is so much more to this historically rich city. Today’s blog will focus on three of the cultural jewels: The Interpretation Centre of the Fortifications of Pamplona, The City Walls of Pamplona, and The Citadel.

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The Many Benefits of Working with a GSA Approved Contractor

Whether you are a government meeting planner or just need to rent a laptop or two, working with an approved vendor will make a big difference in the speed and efficiency you receive your technology.

This blog post will focus on what a GSA Contractor is, the benefits of using one and how Hartford …

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8 Great Ways Event Planners can Sharpen Their Social Media Skills

 

Is Social Media a Double-Edged Sword?

The short answer is yes; the long answer is, it doesn’t have to be.

By now, it shouldn’t be any surprise to you that attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are using social media at your conference whether you are involved in the process or not. An…

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6 Tips To Get Association Attendees To Your Next Conference

Would this statistic startle you?

According to Associations Now, the largest association meeting only attracts 1/3 of its members.

Can that be right? That means, roughly 67% of your membership stays home on any given year. You couldn’t run a corporate business meeting with 1/3 of your staf…

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The Many Wonderful Ways to Get In and Around Madrid

Whether it is by air, train, bus, taxi or car – you can easily and affordably travel in and around Madrid Spain. Below is an overview of the plethora of options at your disposal as you get to know the real Madrid.

By Air:  The Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

This airport operate…

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The Top 3 Technology Events and Their Key Takeaways

BizBash Magazine recently ran their picks for top 11 US technology events. While there were few surprises, it got me thinking about what makes these conferences unique and what event planners can learn from them.

Today’s blog post will focus on the top three and provide you my perspective abo…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips For Show Managers and Exhibitors

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As 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 trad…

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