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Mark your calendars now for these great upcoming events!

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
Seating is limited — register online now!

Wednesday, June 20: DFWAE June Luncheon
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, NorthPark Center — Dallas
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Jonathan Schick, "Developing Your 20 Second Elevator Speech"

Wednesday, July 18: DFWAE July Luncheon
Location: Hurst Convention Center
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Rush Olson, "Making Your Brand More Fun Using Advertising"


Leadership and the power of listening
N2Growth    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple one — talk less and listen more. The best leaders are proactive, strategic and intuitive listeners. They recognize knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening. More

Meet the meeting killers
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With advances in technology and an emphasis on efficiency, the office should be running more smoothly than ever. Meetings are supposed to be a time of creative problem-solving, where the best ideas emerge. Yet even some of the best managers can't seem to run them. More

Leading those who would undermine your leadership
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The No. 1 thing experienced leaders regret is not moving faster on people. Even so, many leaders are reluctant to make early people moves for fear of upsetting the apple cart. But upsetting the apple cart is better than letting rot spread from apple to apple. Do the following three things. More

Creating community and conversation, online and off
Plan Your Meetings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Community," as defined by Wikipedia, is "a group of interacting people, living in some proximity (i.e., in space, time or relationship)." In today's world, communities have evolved. They are now created in both online and offline environments. Event organizers have the power to foster communities that let their participants benefit from others, before — or even if — they ever meet in person. More

7 deadly sins of leadership
thoughtLEADERS, LLC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Leadership is perilous territory. People's lives are at stake — sometimes literally. While avoiding the following seven deadly sins won't guarantee you'll be a great leader, succumbing to them will guarantee you'll have a significant learning moment. The following are common ways you might find yourself in trouble and, more importantly, things you can do to avoid that trouble or extricate yourself from it. More

The risks and rewards of international meetings
Successful Meetings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Organizing meetings in international destinations involves a set of risks and responsibilities that are far more challenging than events held domestically. However, with a little foresight, some solid relationships, and the right communication strategy, organizations can mitigate any additional risk associated with — and reap the full benefits of — international meetings. More

To build the team, build the trust, with these 8 tips
Poynter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Great bosses know it's important to build trust in organizations. But managers can't simply mandate it. However, leaders can create an atmosphere where the choosing comes easily. More

Greening engagement
One+ Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are sustainability practices worth green lighting as tools for engagement at your company and meetings? "There's a lot of potential as to what an organization can do if they tap into this," said Patti Prairie, CEO of Brighter Planet, which conducted surveys on sustainability and employee engagement in 2009 and 2011. More
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