Association Tips

Webinar Q&A: Using Feedback to Enhance Your Events

Last week we hosted the first webinar in our Customer Success Series, Using Feedback to Enhance your Events, and the response was incredible! We had two great Cvent client speakers, Tonya Harris from Council of Great City Schools, and Melody Craigmyle from Almo Corporation, share more

10 Tips to Make General Sessions More Interactive....Immediately

Fortunately, many organizations and associations are moving to a more interactive format for conferences and internal meetings. Making a session more interactive doesn't have to significantly increase the length of your meeting or blow your budget. Here are 10 simple ways to make general more

Setting Realistic Meeting Timeframes Part II

In recent discussions online and with colleagues who are event planners and facilitators, the frustration of trying to produce results within unrealistic timeframes is still being identified with increasing frequency. Event planners may find it helpful to borrow from zero based budgeting to more

Starting Meetings and Conferences Off with a Bang

There are a number of challenges involved in kicking off large meetings and conferences. For example: How can you capture the attention of participants and draw them into the meeting space? How can you prevent late-comers from derailing your meeting? How do you get participants in their seats more

A Few LinkedIn Tips for Associations

For many associations, LinkedIn is a natural fit for engaging with members because its purpose is to facilitate the advancement of individual careers as well as businesses. And since older members more readily understand the value of LinkedIn for business networking, they are often more likely more

Checklist for Effective Year-End Team Meetings and Kick-offs

As another year draws to a close, it's important for companies to pause, take stock and chart a course for the year ahead. Year end meetings and kick-offs are one of the most effective ways to bring teams on-board. Year-end meetings don't have to be dry or boring. Infuse the fun factor and keep more

5 Steps to Boost your Association’s Effectiveness

You may be working hard, but are you effective? The well-known 80/20 rule in business states that 80% of results are produced by 20% of efforts. For your association, that means a small amount of work is driving most of your positive results, such as growing your membership base, improving more

Money-Saving Tips for Getting Speakers: Showcase Their Talent

Seems every meeting planner in America is looking for a deal on speakers these days. At my company, we have heard just about every possible request over the last 27 years in the speaker-booking industry, so I've compiled some terrific tips that can help make your Money-Saving Journey a more

IMEX America 2013: Smart Monday Highlights #IMEX13

Smart Monday powered by MPI was back, co-located with IMEX America. Communications guru Stacey Hanke kicked things off with a lively keynote about persuasion through verbal and non-verbal influence skills. After a networking break, attendees selected from one of 7 morning concurrent more

IMEX America 2013 - What's Ahead #IMEX13

In a few days, event planners and hospitality industry professionals from around  the world will gather in Las Vegas for the 3rd annual IMEX America from Oct 15 - 17, 2013. As you plan your visit, you won't want to miss any of the exciting events and exhibits the organizers and exhibitors are more
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