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As 2010 comes to a close, DFWAE would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the DFWAE Leadership Briefings, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.




Seven reasons why organizers need to develop meeting apps now
Meetings Net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sept. 1, 2010 issue: Technology forecaster and business strategist Daniel Burrus believes that meeting planners who aren't developing mobile technology apps are making a big mistake. Mobile apps are the future, he says. And, oh, by the way, the future is now. More

How to run a meeting
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Oct. 13, 2010 issue: Dr. Nadine Katz goes to a lot of meetings. Some of them last so long the participants have to order in food or switch rooms. About eight years ago Katz, who is senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, decided she'd try to figure out how to make those endless meetings more efficient. More

Stuff your conference speakers need to know: The TED speaker commandments
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Nov. 24, 2010 issue: TED welcomes and encourages comments and controversy. What, they encourage controversy? We could all use a good dose of communication skills. We need to learn how to stop pointing fingers and blame and have adult conversations about issues of disagreement. Open discussion is a good thing. More

Using reinforcement well - in general, be specific
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 27, 2010 issue: The tendency for most leaders in this situation is to mention what's good in general terms and be more specific about the faults. As in: "Overall, you did a good job on the presentation, Christine, but the first slide is really cluttered, and there aren't enough graphics on any of the slides. Oh yeah, one other thing — you need to work on your punctuation." This approach doesn't provide enough information, so Christine will be left feeling uncertain about how to improve the presentation. And even though it started with a compliment, the overall tone is negative. More

Pulling it all together: The 360 degree marketing communications strategy
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Sept. 1, 2010 issue: We've seen several distinct stages in the association sector's journey into and through the world of social media. At first, the evangelists spread the good news, and a few eager souls experimented. Early adopters followed their example, and soon, the growth from seed concept to mainstream was amazingly rapid. At each stage, there were successes, failures, and lessons learned. Most of us are continually refining our objectives, strategies and technologies. And we're learning from each other — we're all figuring this out together. More

Cheat sheet for hiring and paying professional speakers
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Oct. 27, 2010 issue: Sometimes hiring and securing a professional speaker can feel like navigating a maze. New jargon, terms, conditions and clauses can be confusing, especially if you only secure speakers once or twice a year. Dealing with a speakers bureau or agent can feel daunting. Few meeting professionals know that it is perfectly acceptable to negotiate. More

Do you want satisfied conference attendees or loyal attendees?
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Oct. 13, 2010 issue: Of course you want satisfied attendees. Without attendees, it's hard to sustain any type of conference. Sponsors won't donate dollars. Exhibitors won’t display. Vendors won't advertise. Speakers won't commit. Any conference organizer without a focus on attendee satisfaction is playing with Russian Roulette with their future conferences. So are satisfied attendees enough to maintain a self-supporting conference every year? More

Meeting room tips for shy people
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Oct. 27, 2010 issue: Always carry business cards, when entering a room walk slowly and scan the tables to see where seats are available, and if possible, select a seat facing the speaker or the expected center of attention are just a few meeting room tips for shy people. More

Nine essentials to keep your presentation from becoming a corpse
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Oct. 27, 2010 issue: Presentations are the economy of most conferences and business today. Yet most presentations are boring. A majority of them are just uninteresting. They lack humanness, life, passion and emotional connections. Today, many conference participants feel trapped by a parade of monotonous, dreary, insipid presentations. It doesn't take long to recognize a corpse. It takes even less time to recognize a conference that is a morgue of corpse presentations. More

Sam Pettway on how governance will be different
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Oct. 27, 2010 issue: Until recently, few people paid much attention to nonprofit board governance, and many organizations saw their boards as regulatory necessities rather than strategic assets. Today, the news is full of debacles and disappointments — board chairs and CEOs at name-brand nonprofits losing their jobs over the way pay issues were handled, an explosion of data and information matched by a decline in knowledge, and donors demanding time and reports from nonprofits that they would never expect of their corporate investments. Sam Pettway, the founding director of BoardWalk Consulting, an Atlanta-based executive search and governance advisory firm dedicated to building strong foundations for nonprofits talks about how governance is changing and what associations need to be thinking about and doing in the next five years. More
   
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