3 Tips For an Unforgettable Event

Planning an event for your group, organization, or market is a time consuming and difficult process. Choosing vendors, organizing a schedule, inviting participants, and planning for every possible scenario takes a lot of time and patience. Every event or conference planner hopes that they can provide a truly unforgettable experience for their attendees, and trying to come up with new and unique ideas can be more complicated as people expect more and more with each subsequent event. How can you make your next event unforgettable? We’ve compiled a few unique and out-of-the-box ideas to keep your upcoming event exciting for … Read more…

3 Traits Your Conference Speaker Must Have

A qualified conference speaker must do more than stand on stage and tell a motivating story or scan through their collection of PowerPoint slides. They must do more than just present their material. Interacting with guests, as well as engaging and captivating the audience, is a must before, during, and after the conference. The bolster the message and the impact, a conference speaker should have some very specific qualifications and traits. Shows Genuine Interest in the Audience and the Event A keynote speaker should not simply show up and give their cookie-cutter speech to your conference audience. They speech should … Read more…

You Should Hire a Keynote Speaker for Your Event. Here’s Why.

Regardless of what type of event or conference you might be planning, locating and hiring a keynote speaker can make or break your event. A big name or a well known individual can increase your conference numbers and encourage additional attendance. Even a small name individual that can motivate, encourage, and captivate your audience can improve your conference numbers and improve participate satisfaction. Choose the Right Keynote Speaker for Your Event Keep in mind that many high demand speakers can book events a year or more in advance, so don’t put it off. Determine what you want the speaker to … Read more…

Tips for Networking Outside the Box

Networking is something that is becoming more and more important in today’s business environment. So much of our opportunities and leads come from who we know and how we can help one another. Getting started at the networking game can be difficult, and building a network of people around you can take some time. Sometimes networking outside the box can open new doors of opportunity for you. Be the Outsider Networking is an opportunity to meet others, and you can’t do that as effectively when you blend in. Find a way to stand out from the crowd. Wear unique or … Read more…

Drive Your Own Professional Development

Regardless of your experience, skill level, and company goals, we all have room for improvement in our personal and professional development. Truly successful professionals don’t wait for their yearly reviews for their manager to advise them on where they need to grow. These dynamic individuals have their own plans, goals, and paths to success. If you are ready to drive your own professional development, here are some ideas to get you motivated and ready to improve. Encourage An Ongoing Dialog of Professional Goals And Accomplishments Your annual review can provide you with insight about your work ethic, how you are … Read more…

5 Marketing Ideas for Under $100 a Month

Marketing is a requirement for all businesses; you have to put money into a business to get money in return. But some small businesses struggle with day to day expenses and allocating money for marketing is outside their budget. So how do these businesses get ahead? We’ve discovered 5 ways to successfully market your small business for under $100 a month. Yes, you read that right. Less than $100 a month. Ready? Here we go: Research Your Target Audience Cost: Free This is an aspect of business that too many owners overlook. They spend their time marketing to anyone and … Read more…

The Commandments for Successful Business Networking

As most successful business owners will verify, so much of business is who you’ve had the opportunity to know. Networking is one of the most valuable marketing tools in your armory, and is vital for both building your business, earning new customers, finding partnerships, and enhancing your reputation. Networking properly can help you both personally and professionally. Yet doing it wrong can be harmful to your business and damage your reputation. These commandments of business networking can help ensure you don’t make the most common mistakes. Plan, Plan, Then Plan Again Don’t just walk into an event and expect to … Read more…

Trade Show Success Part Three: Making the Most of Your Leads

This is our last installment of articles on how to get the most out of your upcoming trade show. If you missed our first article on planning for your trade show, or the second article about how best to market yourself at the trade show, you can view them easily. You planned, prepared, and stood for hours on end meeting, greeting, and warming up potential clients. You’ve come home, took a nap, and have a pile of business cards to go through. What do you do now? Whatever You Do, Don’t Delay in Responding to the People You Met at … Read more…

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