IrememberwhenIlostmymind by T

Devastatingly Deranged Unhealthy Structures To Your Mission

Is your current structure stifling your mission? Do you have metaphorical tollbooths for your staff and volunteer leaders? Those tollbooths serve as permission-withholding stops and starts where every staff member and leader must get authorization and agreement to move an idea forward. Tollbooths are usually embedded in your organization’s … [Read More...]


Intheend by Jennifer

Cultivating Conference Kindness Not Cynicism

I would enjoy my job more if it weren’t for people, said the meeting professional. Unfortunately, he wasn’t joking. He didn’t like dealing with people, especially disgruntled conference stakeholders. As conference organizers, we can easily fall into today’s culture of cynicism. It’s difficult … [Read More...]

Moch Shock by Jon Bunting

Exposing Your Mental Model For Conference Education

Most conference organizers are not even aware of the mental models that drive their decisions—especially when it comes to conference education. Rarely do we openly examine or actively process our mental models. We just act. So those beliefs continue to govern our thoughts and decisions, … [Read More...]

Powermastframework by Marcus Grossalber

Your Mental Model Influences Your Conference Success

Imagine walking down the hall of a conference venue. You stop and enter one of the rooms. A speaker is telling the audience the three steps that they must follow to be successful. The audience sits quietly. Some write or type notes. Now imagine walking into another room at the same venue. The … [Read More...]

welcome by nathan

Welcoming All With Conference Radical Hospitality

I stood at the door and welcomed people into the room. It was a simple act. One of profound importance. “Welcome and thanks for being here. I appreciate your time.” Many smiled and shook my hand. Some were shocked. Some exclaimed I was the only presenter that had done that. Setting The … [Read More...]

On the Fence by Craig Sunter - Thanx 3 Million ;-

Using FOMO to Convert Conference Fence Sitters

Why do people camp outside Best Buy before Black Friday sales? What about those constantly checking their Facebook news feed? It is the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) The Word of Mouth Marketing Association defines FOMO: “At its root, FOMO is a sort of social anxiety that occurs when one is … [Read More...]

BigDataProb by Kami Phuc

Harness Your Conference Data To Produce Big Insights

Appeasing conference stakeholders has become more complex and difficult in today’s fast changing business climate. Maintaining and growing share of wallet, attention and loyalty requires intentionality. To out maneuver the conference competition, we have to be nimble, decisive and in constant … [Read More...]