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Mark your calendars now for these great upcoming events!

Wednesday, May 16: 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 8: 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!


Leadership as a way of life
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VideoBriefIn the past few years, businesses have been hit hard with a talent crunch, a generational shift and an economic downturn. This is all on top of the usual 21st century challenges of globalization, innovation and technology. How can leaders possibly keep up? They must, and they will. But in order to do so successfully, they must learn to not only lead their organizations but also lead themselves. More

Conference attendees remember what they think about
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Conference speakers make assumptions every day about how their attendees comprehend, remember and apply the information they hear. These assumptions, as well as their presentation decisions, are based on a mix of theories, trial and error, past experiences with their own teachers and professors and instinct. Yet are these theories, experiences and instinct serving the speaker and the participant well? Are the speakers' assumptions accurate? More

Leadership: It's the softer side that counts
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Never underestimate the softer side. By the time you become a senior leader, you have already mastered the technical skills. What may be missing, however, are the nuances and the seemingly simple truths that get lost in the noise around how to run an organization. These are the softer skills, which may look simple, but are deceptively so. More

3 ways to help your speakers help your hybrid event
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Hybrid meetings — where some portion of a live event is broadcast to attendees tuning in remotely — are increasing in popularity. By now you've read plenty of articles about the technical requirements for successful videoconferences, Skype meetings, webinars and live-streamed general sessions. The following are three tips from a speaker's point of view for ensuring that your remote audience remains engaged. More

Creating useful vision and mission statements
Leader Communicator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why can having a clear vision be so fuzzy? A common question from leaders is what's the real difference between a vision and mission? It's funny how often the staples in an organization are the very same elements that can cause so much confusion. You may often see strategy maps and well-intentioned executives create unintended confusion because they mix the terminology and/or create statements that aren't helpful to employees in answering key questions: What's our purpose, and to what do we aspire? More

10 tips for incorporating IT into your next meeting
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The meeting and event industry is in a transition period where event planners can increase attendee retention and maximize on extended audiences all around the world through electronic means. Anyone planning an event must be sure to let IT enhance the program, not swallow it. The following are 10 ways to incorporate IT in ways that will let you maximize face time at a meeting or event. More

A different kind of vision
Get Me Jamie Notter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We too often end up with lowest-common-denominator visions, which become boring and often just like everyone else's. Our "visions" end up too disconnected from the real world. So we ignore them and focus on our work. But here's where we need a different kind of "vision." More

Why women prefer online meetings
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A survey suggests that women are driving a trend toward having more online meetings, rather than in person. The reasons might strike some as quite fascinating. More

The 5 biggest mistakes you're making with work relationships
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A major telecommunications company once commissioned some research to find out which attributes best predicted long-term leadership success. Why did some leaders succeed while others never really lived up to expectations? After examining a variety of factors — including tenacity, intelligence, work ethic, ingenuity — they discovered that the ability to build and leverage a network of relationships was the best predictor of success. More
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