How to Develop a Mutually Beneficial Relationship with Association Conference Speakers – Interviewing a Professional Speaker

By |2020-10-14T14:36:59-05:00August 15th, 2019|

Jennifer Schrafft is a Certified Professional Coach who does regular speaking engagements throughout the year. Recently, she participated as a speaker in two association conferences that I managed. I sat down with Jennifer to find out what makes a positive speaking engagement for her and how we can work [...]

Speaker Confirmations: The When, What and Why

By |2020-10-14T15:53:07-05:00April 18th, 2019|

You are two weeks out from an association event: your program is set, all vendors have been contracted, the venue details have been organized and now it is time to reconfirm, reconfirm, reconfirm! Arguably, the most important deliverable at an association meeting or conference is the educational content. So, [...]

Planning Security at Your Association Event

By |2020-10-15T08:20:54-05:00January 3rd, 2019|

Security at association events has moved to the forefront of association event planning in recent years. Regardless of the size or scope of the event, it is the association’s responsibility to ensure that delegates are safe and secure in the various spaces that the event is taking place. This [...]

Improving Your Run of Show: Interviewing the Expert Technicians

By |2020-10-15T08:35:41-05:00July 19th, 2018|

A Run of Show, is a document that contains all the on-stage details of your show/event. It often includes things like timing of presentations, whether those presentations have videos or PowerPoint presentations associated with them, lighting cues, audio cues, etc. A cue-to-cue is a dress rehearsal for your event [...]

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