Getting Better in Tough Times

Published by Steve Manicor | Filed under: Associations

I always believe that bad times are the perfect times to make positive changes.

In the early 2000’s the dot-com bust and 9/11 seriously affected the meetings industry, travel and

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Omnipress Gives Back – Free Sites for Conference Handouts

Published by Steve Manicor | Filed under: Associations

In a time where the economy is wreaking havoc on the meeting industry with declining attendance, canceled meetings and budget cuts, I feel proud to work for a financially strong

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Great PPTs, Great Sessions, Happy Attendees (part 3 of 3 on PPTs)

Published by Steve Manicor | Filed under: Training

“Were you in that afternoon session on, ‘Marketing is not a Department?’ What a great session! The speaker shared great examples, he got the audience engaged and I left with

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Making My Speakers Follow a PPT Template (part 2 of 3 on PPTs)

Published by Steve Manicor | Filed under: Training

A big question for meeting planners is, “Should you require your speakers to use a PowerPoint template, or not?” You can sit on the fence and debate this all day,

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Avoid Speaker Handout Hassles (part 1 of 3 on PPTs)

Published by Steve Manicor | Filed under: Training

What do you do when a speaker’s PowerPoint presentation has so many animations that the PDF version looks like a Picasso painting? How about when a video clip comes out

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Addressing 2009’s biggest meeting planning challenges

Filed under: Associations

2008 was a year of change for educational meeting materials. Meeting planners and education organizers heeded the calls for greener meetings, faced challenges with attendance fluctuation during this economic downturn

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5 Ways Associations are Using Video to Promote Events

Published by Steve Manicor | Filed under: Training

Is your organization using video to communicate with your audience? Are you capturing highlights of your events to entice people to come next year? The use of video for online

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