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ARCHIVES BY YEAR: 2013

Be Kind (to Yourself). Unwind.

Posted on December 9, 2013 in Features

by Sasha Viasasha The holidays can be some of the most stressful times of the year. On one hand, they normally offer some well-deserved time off and a break from the relentless demands of deadlines, long days exhibiting at shows and juggling an exhausting travel […]

Don’t Just Watch What You Say at Work

Posted on December 8, 2013 in Your Career

Your body language can hurt your career too by Catherine Conlan Effective communication is a key skill in the workplace, but it takes more than just words; your body language is also important. In fact, there are six ways this nonverbal means of communication can ruin […]

Conflict Can Destroy You

Posted on December 7, 2013 in Your Career

Or it can make you great by Christine Corelli Conflict exists almost anywhere you work, and its causes are many. Trying to ignore the conflict or stewing about it can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life. But finding ways to defuse or manage […]

Measurement Tip #31

Posted on December 6, 2013 in Metrics & More

When all is said and done, what is the single most important thing to measure? As I wind down a great career helping people like you get the most from marketing events, I find the most important measure for me personally is “Did I make […]

In a Work Rut?

Posted on December 6, 2013 in Get More Done

Here’s how to pull yourself out of it by Tony Valdivieso Get up the same time every morning, get through the commute to the office, sit at the same desk, see the same people. No wonder you probably feel like you’re in a rut — at […]

Finding It Hard to Concentrate?

Posted on December 5, 2013 in Get More Done

Simple ways to supercharge your brain by Chris Bailey Trying to do too many things at once or constantly being expected to come up with the next great idea can overtax your brain and affect your thinking processes. But 15 simple steps can help you recharge […]

2014 Meetings Technology Trends

Posted on December 3, 2013 in Events & Meetings

The new apps and innovations to watch for by Corbin Ball The meetings and exhibits industry is always changing. But its rate of change has accelerated with the advent of technology. And next year will have its own share of the new, the different and the […]

The Charles Barkley Principle

Posted on December 2, 2013 in Events & Meetings

What he can teach you about staff training by Bob Milam Getting staff ready to man an exhibit can be a daunting task, especially if your staffers are salespeople. Why? While they probably do their regular jobs very successfully, the techniques they use don’t necessary […]

When Meetings Go Stale

Posted on November 11, 2013 in Features

A fresh approach to reviving your meetings by Jeff Musall You’ve taken part in a meeting and walked out an hour later having accomplished nothing. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Now it’s your turn to deliver the latest numbers on last month’s trade show […]

Measurement Tip #30

Posted on November 11, 2013 in Metrics & More

Gathering the Right Information at Trade Shows and Events by Ed Jones Trade show and event managers focus on gathering leads at their events, but a streamlined approach to gathering, organizing, and addressing the leads is the one of the most crucial, yet overlooked aspects. […]

Good Skills Gone Bad

Posted on November 9, 2013 in Your Career

Career strengths that can become liabilities by Taylor DuPuy If you’ve been in your job for awhile, you’ve developed certain skills and talents to become more effective and efficient. And that’s a good thing. But unless you’re careful about how manage these assets, they can adversely […]

How to Make Your Presentations Really Powerful

Posted on November 8, 2013 in Your Career

Watch your bad boss in action by Gretchen Barton If you have a bad boss, you’ve probably groused about him or her more than once, and rightfully so. But, hard as it may to believe, someone like this can actually be good to have around if […]

9 Ways to Conference Call Like A Pro

Posted on November 7, 2013 in Get More Done

And make your week easier to get through by Tony Valdivieso – jobs.aol.com Conference calls are necessary for many aspects of every exhibit/event professional’s job. Often, lining up all the parties who’ll be participating in a call is difficult enough. But leading one effectively is […]