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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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Fact or Fiction: Quiz Yourself on Current Meeting Challenges

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

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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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

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

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

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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

 
 

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

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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

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

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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7 Solid Tips to Enhance Your Next PowerPoint Presentation

 

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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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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Timely Tips for Planning Your Next Meeting or Event

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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5 Ways to Enhance Your RFP responses

Every hospitality marketing representative answers Request For Proposals (RFP) and is very familiar with the way to respond. Even though "dates and rates" are still part of the focus, it isn't the total package. Think of your RFP response as a way to tell your destination's story. Yes, it will t…

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8 Effective Ways to Introduce Your Property to Meeting Planners

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7 Tips to Build a Great Relationship with Your AV Supplier

What would you do if your linen supplier suddenly disappeared and closed up shop? What about your décor, lighting, staging, rental, or audio visual suppliers…or perhaps your favorite florist? Would you be able to conduct business as usual? Would you be able to continue producing events without t…

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3 Ps to Make Your Business More Visible

 

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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