Tricks for Microsoft Excel

By: Deborah Mandel

I love Microsoft Office products, and one of my favorites is Microsoft Excel. For the general user, it is easy enough to figure out and allows you to view and sort data, create simple formulas, format cells, and more. For the advanced user, there are over 400 functions and formulas to help you do advanced calculations, programming and even more that is well beyond me.

For the most part, I consider myself a general user. I’m using Excel typically for work purposes and a little for personal use. Each time I use Excel I learn something new about its capabilities and I’ll tell you, I love it!

Here are a few tricks that I wanted to share: Continue reading “Tricks for Microsoft Excel”

Love, Exhibitor Style: Starring Meeting Planners & Vendors

By Christina Welty, MA

I’ve worked with exhibitors for over a decade and there’s no doubt that they are the lifeblood of most associations.  Without the support of the associate/industry members through exhibits and sponsorships, most associations could not continue having Annual Conventions each year.

So why is it that some meeting planners seem to focus little energy enhancing the experiences of the exhibitors?  Most likely, this lack of energy is probably not deliberate.  Hosting and managing an Annual Convention is a LOT of work and depending on the amount of staff, you may not have time to focus on everything.  In this blog, I’ll share some strategies I’ve practiced and some tactics I’ve seen exhibitors use that have been successful.  Some take quite a bit of time and money, but others do not and can make a BIG difference. Continue reading “Love, Exhibitor Style: Starring Meeting Planners & Vendors”