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