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2011 Dine Around
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DFWAE's 2011 Dine Around is a fantastic event that allows members and guests to relax and enjoy a fun night out away from the worries of the association world. This year's event will be held June 10 at the Shops at Legacy Center in Plano. The evening begins with appetizers at Sambuca 360 Grill — let's start with the energy and style of a Rockin' Grill in Texas. Next on the stop is an entree at Gordon Biersch — we'll move along the Trails at Legacy bronzed depicting the 1840's Shawnee Trail cattle drive to sample this microbrewery and restaurant for dinner. Be sure to save room for dessert at Seasons 52 — enjoy mini-indulgences at the only Seasons 52 in Texas, a restaurant that celebrates living well. Afterward, nightlife abounds in the Shops at Legacy with choices such as The Ginger Man, Ringo's Pub, Cru Wine Bar or live music and dancing at Sambuca360. What an incredible deal — all of this for only $65 a person. Register online at

Keeping the Passion, Focusing on Mission
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Keeping the Passion, Focusing on Mission is an invigorating journey that revisits the reasons we are drawn to the world of nonprofits: Passion and mission. This will be the topic for the June 15 DFWAE luncheon that will be held at the new Irving Convention Center. These two motivations often become obscured by daily minutiae, and can even create competing priorities. Guest speaker Jonathan Schick urges members to be prepared for a stimulating time as select film clips and stories are employed that present a refreshing and game-changing look at our calling. Register online at

How to make a high-stakes decision
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Even the most decisive manager can be thrown into despair when faced with a high-stakes matter. We make decisions every day without noticing, but a career-making (or breaking) challenge requires thought and deliberation. It's unlikely that a single approach will serve you every time. However, there are key factors you should consider to ensure you reach a sound conclusion. More

Knowing where you stand after a trade show
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There are many ways to measure your impact at a tradeshow. However, research suggests that very few companies measure the tradeshow results that have a direct impact on funding and strategy! More

Lead like you, only better!
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Guest author Emma Wilhelm writes, "When you find a new leadership resource — a clever quotation, the latest book by your favorite guru, or a great case study — what's the first thing you do? If you're like me, you immediately want to apply it to your own leadership repertoire. "No problem," you think, as you attempt to assimilate what you've read or seen. Of course, if this was always easy, you'd soon reach that elusive point of satisfaction — your full leadership potential." More

Advantages of online event management
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Nowadays, an increasing number of event organizers opt for comprehensive online event registration and event management software solutions to achieve success. These fully featured event management solutions are perfect for all kinds of event planners with various requirements. Here are some of the main benefits of online event registration and online event management. More

Landing in the executive chair
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Success in any organization requires good decision making, results orientation, leadership talent and people skills says, Linda Henman in "Landing in the Executive Chair." But as you climb the hierarchy in an organization, "the manifestation of those traits and behaviors becomes more complicated." More

Survey: Companies prepared to spend more on business travel
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The GetThere survey of corporate travel managers at top businesses and organizations around the globe finds that 61 percent of those who responded expect their travel spending to grow from 1 percent to 10 percent this year over last. That is a big bump compared with 2010, when roughly a third of managers reported only a slight increase in their travel budgets over 2009. More

Facial language, leadership
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Throughout the study of global leadership, one encounters many differences that seem to separate and distinguish cultures. Differences in traditions, barriers, language, perspectives and on and on. There is one language and one medium that doesn't change from culture to culture: the face. More

Are you corrupting your education sessions?
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Less is more. Too much, too fast, it won't last. That's a favorite adage used by some educators. The underlying concept is that you can present more and faster. But your listeners will simply forget more and faster! More
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