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Mark your calendars now for these great upcoming events!

Wednesday, May 26: Luncheon Meeting
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Topic: "How Associations Can Attract and Grow Event Participation (Attendees and Exhibitors) While Delighting Their Existing Base"
Location: Hilton DFW Lakes, 1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, Texas 76051

Friday, June 28: Dine Around 2012 (Evening Networking Event)
Location: Dallas' Uptown Neighborhood
6 p.m. — Drinks/appetizers at Sambuca
7:30 p.m. — Dinner at The Old Warsaw
9 p.m. — Dessert/coffee at Truluck's
More information soon!


5 steps to better leadership charisma
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Leadership charisma and personal charisma are very different things. They both involve the same kinds of personal attributes — the ability to project confidence, the capacity to engage others, skill in articulating ideas, vision and goals — which may explain why some leaders aim for one when they should be developing the other. More

Avoid these common brainstorming pitfalls
Industry Market Trends via ThomasNet News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We've all been there: The boss asks you to participate in a chaotic exercise billed as a brainstorming session, tells you to "think outside the box" and then waits expectantly. How can these exercises be improved? More

The 1 skill all leaders should work on
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scott Edinger writes, "If I had to pick one skill for the majority of leaders I work with to improve, it would be assertiveness. Not because being assertive is such a wonderful trait in and of itself. Rather, because of its power to magnify so many other leadership strengths." More

5 technologies to adopt for your event
Stronger By Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Looking for ways to improve engagement and participation at your association's events? Several technology options are available that will enhance and bring added value to your event. More

Better leadership through social media
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefMost executives don't want yet another platform to deal with. They aren't looking at it the right way. More

The future of meetings
One+ Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Technology is the most significant area of change facing the industry. In fact, 18 percent of meeting professionals have already encountered the move to virtual and/or hybrid meetings. New trends present challenges for the industry, but also present opportunities to enhance and extend meetings beyond face value. More

10 ways to improve your credibility
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Leaders and managers spend a lot of time and effort figuring out how to develop their people's talent, shape their performance and motivate them to improve. But when was the last time you focused on yourself? Specifically, how's your credibility? Does it need some attention? The following are 10 ways to boost your credibility with associates, customers and everyone else within your sphere of influence. More

11 audiovisual negotiating tips for meeting success
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Often meeting professionals get so consumed with all the details that we forget the main purpose of the meeting: the attendees. All of the logistics are there to serve as a tool for the attendee’s experience. One of the most important details is the audiovisuals. And it's often the area meeting professionals know the least about, unless they have a production background. More

A leader's most dangerous thought
Leadership Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Leadership is demanding. It takes a personal toll and if we are not careful, we can begin to make it about us. It's not a difficult position to rationalize. More

Promote the value of meetings: New tool kit for planners
MeetingsNet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As part of its yearlong Vote Travel campaign to educate policymakers, industry, and local communities about the value of travel — including meetings — to the economy, the U.S. Travel Association has just released a new Keep America Meeting tool kit for meeting professionals and venues. More
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