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Budgeting for Uncertainty

Budgeting for Uncertainty
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Every year, whether we want to or not, there comes a time when we must start working on our budgets. However, what happens when you’re trying to create a budget in a year of potential economic uncertainty?

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Collaborate for Success

Collaborate for Success
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Last month, FICP speakers bureau and entertainment partners shared some of their favorite speakers and performers. Read on for tips on how to to collaborate for success.

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Our Partnerships Are Your Partnerships

Our Partnerships Are Your Partnerships
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

FICP’s partnerships with industry organizations allow us to deliver additional value to our community of meetings professionals and hospitality partners through both access to new content and opportunities to showcase and build thought leadership within the industry.

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Better Together: How to Find and Maintain the Right DMC Partnership for Your Company

Better Together: How to Find and Maintain the Right DMC Partnership for Your Company
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

If you want to take your meeting planning work to the next level and create truly unique and unforgettable meeting experiences for your attendees, consider turning to DMCs as a partner for next-level event strategizing and optimal meeting execution.

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Stand-Out Speakers and Engaging Entertainment

Stand-Out Speakers and Engaging Entertainment
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

FICP is lucky to count more than 20 speaker bureaus and entertainment/production professionals as hospitality partners. We asked who their favorite up-and-coming speakers are right now.

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Preview Exciting Speakers at FICP Events

Preview Exciting Speakers at FICP Events
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

FICP programs are a great opportunity to preview speakers who could fit your own audience. Here are just a few experiences from meetings professionals who booked a speaker they saw at an FICP event.

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Cruising Along

Cruising Along
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

In this blog post, Lynn Schwandt shares how she has been able to create unforgettable experiences for her attendees by planning cruises. 

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Top Travel Tips

Top Travel Tips
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, for business or personal reasons, keep these quick tips in mind to ensure a stress-free travel experience.

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Transparency in Communication

Transparency in Communication
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

As someone who has led event planning organizations for Fortune 200 companies for the last 20+ years, I often get questions such as, “What is the secret to really effective event planning and execution?” or, “What’s that magical skillset or piece of know-how that will give me the edge?”

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Feedback

Feedback
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The concept of feedback does not have to be stressful or frustrating. A great way to approach it is to see it as an opportunity. Giving feedback can help build trust between you and your team. It can make your team stronger and function more productively. Receiving feedback can help you learn more about yourself and how others perceive you.

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