Building in Time = Happier #Event Participants

“If I could save time in a bottle…” went the 1973 song by Jim Croce. Wouldn’t we all like to do that these days? When was the last time you hear the answer “fine” to the “How are you?” question? Nine times out of ten when that question is asked these days, the answer is[…]

Does Your Conference Have a Manifesto?

“Because it’s always been that way“. A short phrase that could be the reason for your organization’s ultimate demise.   Do you volunteer on committees? Have you ever been on a committee tasked with formulating the program for your association’s next education event? Everyone who participates on THAT committee is eager to contribute; there are[…]

Have #Eventprofs Lost Sight of Their True Purpose?

As event professionals we traditionally have seen our roles focused on logistics — finding the right space, the appropriate set-up for a presentation, the food to be served.  At times we’ve had our “seat at the table” — especially when we’ve seen a need to advocate for meetings as one of several strategic means of[…]

Need Help Retaining Members? Here Are 5 Tips…

Concerned about your retention rates?  You’re not alone.  Professional & Trade Associations across all industries are showing growing concerns, whether their membership is currently rapidly declining, or whether they have noticed a slow trend, and want to turn the ship around while they can.  Here are a few tips to help you get started: Use[…]