In every association executive’s life the day will come when you must deliver bad news. Sometimes you have to tell the bad news to your Board; every so often you have to tell your membership; periodically you must tell your superior. But whoever is on the receiving end of the message, the way you deliver […]

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with Diane Parente  PART I — Meetings While your elected leaders may be quite at home leading the annual board meeting, public speaking may not be their favorite arena. As even the most seasoned of speakers may experience jitters before opening meetings, introducing speakers, making announcements or speaking on panels, it’s no surprise that association […]

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Help for meeting planners and resources for finding speakers. As a busy meeting planner, with the usual overload of demands on getting your next event launched flawlessly, the last problem you want to have is for your keynote speaker to disappear off the radar screen. Whatever the reason — flu bug, scheduling glitch, bad travel […]

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Everyone is Situationally Shy All Association meetings and Hospitality Industry events are promoted as the perfect format to make new contacts and develop potential business relationships. I never stop being amazed at how many talented and well-educated people often do not know how to maximize these events. Here are two easy ways you can help […]

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