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What’s Your Advice – Answers

Stonewalling Stakeholders

Posted on August 11, 2014 in What's Your Advice - Answers

Bill, a conference event planner, asked for advice to get his stakeholders on board with event planning. “I saw someone posted a dilemma about “space envy.” I’m also having a problem with three of my stakeholders. They say they don’t get my emails, forget to […]

How do I cut out that racket?

Posted on June 9, 2014 in What's Your Advice - Answers

Last month, Beverly, a trade show coordinator, wrote: “The last show we were at the booth next door had these clicker giveaways that made a really irritating racket. They used them all the time to promote their booth. It was a constant distraction. We didn’t […]

Cleanup on Demo Station Six!

Posted on March 10, 2014 in What's Your Advice - Answers

My best show floor demo person is so disorganized it’s painful. Her phone battery isn’t recharged, she’s lost her badge, her demo station is a mess — yet the attendees LOVE her cause she really knows her stuff. What can I do to get her […]

No, I can’t hear you now.

Posted on January 13, 2014 in What's Your Advice - Answers

When we have a planning conference call, one person is inevitably driving and speaking on a mobile phone. The reception is always awful, and the background noise makes it impossible to hear. What can I do about this? —Louise, conference manager Conference call and mobile […]

How do you live two lives?

Posted on November 4, 2013 in What's Your Advice - Answers

Every show season, I’m away for days at a time. Answering emails or texts on the show floor is almost impossible, and the hotel Internet service is too expensive for me to Skype with my family. How do other industry professionals manage their home life […]

I’m not antisocial, but …

Posted on October 4, 2013 in What's Your Advice - Answers

I sense our trade show program is going to get the squeeze in favor of social media. Does anyone have a good argument proving social media needs something to talk about, and face-to-face experiences provide just that? — Hayley, marketing manager Readers of eConnections’ September email […]