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6 Ways to Save on Event Rentals

April 12, 2017

  If you are like me when planning a meeting or event, the rentals portion of the budget can consume your time and energy. But it doesn’t have to; if you just have the courage to ask the right questions to your boss, stake holders and most importantly, your rental vendor.

Here are some tips I …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Key Uses for Computer Kiosks at Your Event or Trade Show

April 25, 2016

You use them all the time for retail applications, whether it is at your bank, movie theater or at your grocery store’s self-serve check-out lane.

But can kiosks be used at your trade show or event? The short answer is: YES! The long answer is: In many, many ways!

This article will focus…

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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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