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Strategic Planning in the New Year

Strategic Planning in the New Year
Monday, December 3, 2018

As you reflect on 2018 and set goals for 2019, ask yourself: Am I planning transactional meetings or am I creating transformational meetings with a purpose that are aligned to my company’s goals and objectives? 

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CSR in Action at the FICP Annual Conference

CSR in Action at the FICP Annual Conference
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

At the 2018 FICP Annual Conference, attendees had a chance to engage in a CSR activity organized by Wildly Different. Learn more about the activity and the process for incorporating CSR activities at meetings and events.

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Weaving Your CSR into Your ROI

Weaving Your CSR into Your ROI
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The hospitality industry has come a long way with give-back efforts to local and global communities through meetings and events. More meetings professionals are implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) elements into their meetings and events that are relevant to their goals and the local community’s needs.

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10 Reasons Why You Might be Unproductive

10 Reasons Why You Might be Unproductive
Monday, September 24, 2018

Interested in increasing your personal productivity? Consider these possible barriers to getting things done. 

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Budgeting

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Budgeting
Friday, September 21, 2018

Budgeting. It’s the cornerstone of creating a sustainable meeting or event. It can help determine the scope of the event, return on investment (ROI) and more. Here is what I wish someone had told me about the budgeting process as an emerging meetings professional.

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Partnerships and Transparency

Partnerships and Transparency
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

By being transparent and open with your partners, you are setting the groundwork for a more effective and pleasant process to safeguard the success of your program and ensure a win-win outcome for all parties.

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How to Strategically Plan Your Event’s Content

How to Strategically Plan Your Event’s Content
Monday, July 23, 2018

The events industry is constantly evolving, and conference professionals want to stay on the edge of innovation when it comes to selecting speakers and event entertainment. Here are some important considerations when booking speakers or entertainment for conferences and events.

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Engage Your Speakers to Engage Your Audience

Engage Your Speakers to Engage Your Audience
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Utilizing your speaker's network and increasing their participation in your event showcases their expertise while bringing value to your attendees. Here are a few ideas for incorporating your speaker into the program development process.

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The Most Exciting Destination I’ve Seen in Five Years

The Most Exciting Destination I’ve Seen in Five Years
Monday, June 25, 2018

If you're looking for a meeting destination that none of your attendees have visited before and that meets all of your business requirements, look no further than Cartagena, Colombia!

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Think Outside of the Box

Think Outside of the Box
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Meetings professionals often believe that educational sessions, training and creative brainstorming meetings need to be held inside, but research suggests quite the opposite. 

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