By: Shelly Joines
Being an Association Management Company (AMC) staff member and attending a client’s annual conference is like killing two birds with a single stone. It allows me to apply our best practices to benefit the client while learning from this event and sharing with our other client associations.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of assisting with one of our client’s annual conferences in Orlando. I have in depth experience in the dental laboratory industry in my almost 9 years at PIAM and it’s exciting to carry knowledge and experience from this to one of its state component members. Continue reading “AMC Model Benefits Clients During Conference Season”
By: Christina Welty
Is your meeting getting stale? Are your attendees getting bored with the same events year after year? Here are five creative ideas to breathe life into your opening reception or party. Continue reading “Breathing Life into Your Opening Reception”
By Christina Welty, MA
In 2004, in just 6 short weeks, Florida was hit by 4 major hurricanes – Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. I was working for another association at the time, busy planning our Fall Seminar & Expo. Of course, staff was keeping tabs on the storms, but no one expected so much damage. Continue reading “3 Easy Tips for Preventing Disasters”
By: Caroline Thomas
Have you heard this saying before? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe. It remains one of the most well-known wedding traditions, stemming from an English rhyme. Many brides round up items for each of these categories for good luck on the biggest day of their life. If you can believe it, in an office staffed with approximately thirty people, four of us are getting married within two months of each other this coming spring.. I am learning so much throughout the process that I want to share how you can utilize these concepts at your next association event, whether you consider yourself to be superstitious or not! Continue reading “Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…and Something for You:”
By Jill Jackson, CMP
After being involved in RFP’s, contracting and event management for over 15 years, you definitely learn many valuable tips along the way. Some cause new and exciting enhancements to your events while others cause sleepless nights, chest pains and new wrinkles!
I would like to share seven important items I believe will save the twitching eyes, lost hours of sleep and bring a sigh of relief knowing these important items have been covered. Continue reading “CONTRACTS, RFP’S AND BEO’s… IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS!”
By: Malarie Barineau
Have you ever been to an event when you were not accompanied by another colleague, friend or acquaintance? Did this make you feel nervous, timid, or just plain uncomfortable? If so, you could be an introvert. Continue reading “Breaking out of the Shell”
By Bennett Napier, CAE
One of our association management company’s clients, is a 501 c3 organization, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology.
The group’s mission is to (http://www.dentallabfoundation.org/) advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. Continue reading “Fundraising; Friendship/Fun and Fear”
By: Lauren Asbell, CMP
One of my favorite parts of magazines is when they ask people “What’s in your bag?”. You can gain great tips on beauty products, books, how to pack, etc.
We have a few meeting planners in our office and I always like to take a peek at what they have in their toolbox. I’ve picked up some great tips from them. Below are my essentials. Continue reading “Meeting Toolbox Essentials”
By: Jill Jackson, CMP
In event planning there is a never-ending “to do” list when it comes to preparations and perfecting execution of successful events. Most who don’t plan meetings and events full-time either believes it is fun or dread every minute of it! For me, I guess I have been involved in some type of event planning for as long as I can remember…or more like as long as I’ve been old enough to help my mother! My mom was the “party planner” for all family gatherings, friends and church events, as well as running her own catering business “for fun” on the side. My sister and I were always involved in some aspect of these events. Little did I know these experiences would help me learn the ins and outs of event planning and that it would be my professional career one day! Continue reading “Successful Event Execution or Disorganized Chaos!”
By: Deborah Mandel
In our office, each employee creates a Professional Development plan for the year. This helps us select a focus for continuingeducation and make sure we are using our time and funds appropriately to move our careers in a positive direction. In our plan, we are asked to read a book and share what we’ve learned. For my report I chose “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done”, written by Peter Bregman.
Here are 5 ideas that I found worth noting: Continue reading “A Book Review of “18 Minutes” by Peter Bregman”