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Thumbs Up: A Positive Meetings Forecast Predicted for 2015

June 29, 2017

thumbs up predictions, Mulligan Management Group, predictions for 2015, American Express Meetings & EventsAmerican Express Meetings & Events recently completed their worldwide 2015 forecast and found that most meeting indicators were positive even in light of increased compliance, global expansion and innovative virtual meeting options.

Today’s blog post will focus on the key indicators from this rep…

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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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10 Terrific Tips to Plan Better Association Meetings

June 27, 2017

Unlike corporations where meeting attendance is mandatory, association planners need to entice and pull attendees into their conference. Due to regional limitations, budget constraints and members trying to deal with more work in less time, selling your conference may not be a walk in the pa…

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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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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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What Technology Trends are in Store for 2015? Event Planners Need to Know!

December 27, 2016

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I know it is hard to believe, but 2015 will be upon us in 3.5 months. And with a new year, comes a new plan. I checked out Corbin Ball’s crystal ball for his 10 big predictions.  This blog post will weigh-in on four of them and how technology can significantly improve your meetings and events.…

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4 Steps to a Successful Roundtable

December 18, 2016

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Although the roundtable discussion meeting method isn’t used very often and has been around for a long time, Kelvin Newman recently shared on Event Manager Blog his recommendations to bring them back. I have highlighted some of his ideas below along with a smattering of my own.

Below …

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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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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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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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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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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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5 Tips to Become More Member Relevant With Your Association

December 12, 2015

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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The Many Benefits of Working with a GSA Approved Contractor

October 17, 2015

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

September 13, 2015

 

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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The Top 3 Technology Events and Their Key Takeaways

August 8, 2015

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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Short-Term Project Coming Up? Computer Rentals Can Do The Trick

June 21, 2015

 

When you have a need for computer technology for a day, week or even several months because of a special company initiative or short-term project; renting computers and/or laptops is the best way to proceed.

Below are some examples of special projects, the four key benefits of renting a…

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Cloud Computing Makes Sense for Your Business in so Many Ways

June 20, 2015

If 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 te…

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