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November luncheon: Updates and Audits
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Enacted in 2002, the Sarbanes Oxley Act changed the audit "landscape" — not only for public companies but for private, for-profit companies and even for nonprofit organizations. Join us Nov. 16 at Joe T. Garcia's in Fort Worth for this informative luncheon on "Updates and Audits," presented by Bill Sims of Salmon Sims Thomas. More
December holiday luncheon will be held on Dec. 14, at the Adolphus in Dallas.
More details to be announced soon.

Association Day will be held April 2, 2012, at the Irving Convention Center.

Mark your calendars now for these fun and informative events!

The CAE Study Guide is now available! For more information, contact Michele Byers, CAE, at or call 469-499-0195.


3 ways to use Facebook timeline for event promotion
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Facebook Timeline brought to life a new concept that enables small and big businesses to brighten their appearance in social media, make it more interesting and attractive. It has some great features that can be used for event promotion as well. Learn how to take advantage of this new feature. More

If you book it, will they come? Picking the right venue for an event
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Last October, bicycle trade show Interbike learned a valuable lesson — moving a venue to a new city can elicit a fiery backlash from exhibitors and attendees. The choice to change locations is one of the most important decisions an event planner may ever make in their career and while key stats like size, date availability and pricing play an integral role in the decision, a variety of other priorities also need to be considered. More

5 leadership lessons: Entreleadership
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Dave Ramsey defines EntreLeadership as "the process of leading to cause a venture to grow and prosper." Entreleaders know how to blend their entrepreneurial passion with servant-like leadership that motivates employees through persuasion instead of intimidation. EntreLeadership is a book about how business works from a practitioner. Ramsey's advice, on nearly every facet of running a business, is based on solid principles. The following are just a few of his thoughts on leadership. More

Where does leadership come from?
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These days, anyone with a LinkedIn profile, a blog and a Twitter account is a "CEO of one" who coaches, mentors, speaks, blogs, trains, whatever. Presto! An instant leadership guru. In practice, though, real leaders — real life executives in real companies who build organizations, product lines and shareholder value — are few and far between. Here is where real leadership does and does not come from. More

The must-have leadership skill
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"We hired a new CEO but had to let him go after just seven months," the chairman of an East Coast think tank complained recently. "His resume looked spectacular, and he did splendidly in all the interviews. But within a week or two we were hearing pushback from the staff. They were telling us, 'You hired a first-rate economist with zero social intelligence.' He was pure command and control." More

Hybrid special events: So now or not yet?
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Hybrid special events — which extend live events with tools such as broadcasting and social media — are cutting-edge to some pros and commonplace to others. Lisa Hurley interviews experts who discuss the trend in this article. More

Trade show tip: Square for iPhone
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This ingenious device turns an iPhone, iPad and Android devices into a mobile credit card scanner. Funds are deposited directly into your bank account within 12-24 hours. There is no charge for the swiper and a flat 2.75 percent transaction fee for all credit cards. More

Your conference: Fresh oxygen or carbon dioxide?
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Your conference can be like a breath of fresh air or breathing carbon dioxide. New conference growth can be from new attendees and exhibitors. Or it can be from creating a new experience. Or the growth can be from enhanced quality and improvements. Ultimately, you need new growth for your attendees to feel as if your conference experience is like a breath of fresh air. More
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