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The Perfect VIP Photo Opp: Tips for Your Event Planning Checklist 02.06.2018

By Jenny Taylor from the D’Amelio Network. Re-posted with permission.  The Stress-Free Event Photo Opp A photo with your celebrity entertainer or big name speaker is a lasting treasure for your event guests. Of course, like much of everything else in the live events business, there’s only one chance to get… Keep Reading…

18 Predictions for 2018-2023 01.26.2018

By Vikram Mansharamani. Re-posted with permission.  2017 was a year marked by a series of seemingly seismic shifts, many of which disrupted the status quo. Robert Mugabe’s 37 year (mis)rule of Zimbabwe ended; sexual harassment made headlines globally, and American tax policies were reformed.  The war on corruption accelerated, with… Keep Reading…

7 Ways to Optimize a 5-Minute Huddle 01.18.2018

Communicating ideas quickly is crucial to a short meeting’s success. Alan Parisse shares 7 ways to optimize a 5-minute huddle: 5-minute “huddles” are the new meeting trend. As Sue Schellenbarger reported in the Wall Street Journal (11/08/2017), “Long-winded monologues and Power Points are out. There is no room for… Keep Reading…

Discomfort Yields Success 01.02.2018

By Brian Palmer, CMM Real learning, genuine change and significant progress usually involve some measure of unease. All sorts of situations pull us from a sense of comfort: new ideas, direction, people, schedules and processes. And just like the great teachers and lessons of our lives, these sorts… Keep Reading…

AI: Is Your Industry at Risk? 12.15.2017

The AI is coming. For our jobs. For our way of life. Depending on what you read, they will either make our lives better (yes please!) or decide we need to be exterminated (and who could blame them?). It’s a tough question to answer with a lot of… Keep Reading…

Six Behavior Changes to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence 11.15.2017

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a crucial component to workplace and life success. Bill Benjamin shares six behaviors you can change to increase your EQ. Research at the Harvard Business School has shown that Emotional Intelligence (EQ)—the ability to manage our own emotions and connect to the emotions of… Keep Reading…

Bringing Innovation to Innovation (In Your Meeting) 10.11.2017

Dubbed “Mr. Creativity” by the Economist, John Kao shares a few ideas on how to utilize your events to bring innovation to innovation: How can your event bring clarity, focus and practicality to your organization’s innovation agenda? As someone who has worked in the innovation field for some thirty years,… Keep Reading…

Disrupt Yourself Before Someone Else Does 09.13.2017

To avoid disruption, we must constantly innovate. Kevin Freiberg shares how: The status quo doesn’t give in easily.  It’s designed to protect itself. It wields fear as one of its most powerful weapons. Disruption rarely comes from within because incumbents are held hostage by fear—by the old ways… Keep Reading…

Preparing Industry Speakers 08.18.2017

Inviting industry experts to speak at your events is a useful way to provide your organization and attendees practical takeaways from people who have walked in their shoes. We share this story to illustrate the importance of systematically preparing these people to help ensure they do the job…. Keep Reading…

Previewing Speaker Video 07.06.2017

A speaker’s effectiveness on stage is a crucial component of your meeting’s success. To aid your speaker selection process, we offer these tips on previewing video of potential speakers. Video is a powerful tool to gauge whether a speaker is the right fit for your event—when these factors are… Keep Reading…

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