Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What Made Jim Traficant Interesting?


The hair, the leisure suits, and the fact that he was out of prison -- but perhaps not out of northeastern Ohio's heart -- makes former Rep. James Traficant very interesting.

Released from federal prison in 2009 after serving seven years on corruption charges, the former congressman known for ending his floor speeches with "Beam me up, Mr. Speaker" ran as an independent back in his old stomping grounds of Youngstown to be defeated by Tim Ryan in 2010. 

Traficant was only the second member to be removed from Congress since the Civil War, by a vote of 420-1.

That being said, some of his floor statements were -- as Chris Farley used to say -- awesome.

It was just over 14 years ago that Traficant delivered a speech for the ages. No, it probably doesn't rank up there with President Kennedy's bold challenge to reach the moon or President Reagan's "tear down this wall" address, but it was one worth noting.

One example of Traficant’s style: 

Singling out the Department of Agriculture's Environmental Quality Incentives Program for questionable spending, Traficant said: “After years of studies and reports, and after hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, the Department of Agriculture has come to several conclusions.
No 1: Big farm animals produce more manure than small farm animals. And No. 2: Manure stinks.  Beam me up, Mr. Speaker!

"200 million dollars to determine that manure stinks. I think these environmentalists over at the Department of Agriculture have been smelling too many methane fumes...”

If you would like to see him on the air here are some links to see his speaking style:

I was in the room when he spoke to the ASIS International Akron-Canton Chapter and SACS Consulting and Investigative Services, Inc. sponsored his talk on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Ohio Prestwick Country Club in Uniontown, Ohio and he packed the room. 

He delivered one of the best orations I have ever heard. You could have heard a pin drop, he was that good. You might agree he was a crook, but today's politicians could learn from his delivery style. 

The only other presenter that came close to Traficant was G. Gordon Liddy whom I had a chance to see when he just got out of prison in 1981. He came up to the college I attended, Central Michigan University, and they wouldn't even give him the auditorium to speak. He spoke in a modest classroom - but he was powerful and had much to say about our political system. Just like Traficant. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Real Reasons Attendees Come to Your Conference

Recently, PCMAIAEE and the Experience Institute joined forces to survey more than 7,100 potential or current conference attendees to determine what the real driving factors are that permit attendance at an event.
The goals of the survey were to help planners and suppliers increase repeat bookings and attendance while providing a positive overall experience for guests/attendees.
The results may surprise you …

Survey Responses

85 percent of millennials (ages 18-34) and 75 percent of other attendees want to take full advantage of destination offerings.

What does that mean to meeting planners? It means that during site visits and FAM tripslocations need to convey everything the hotel and destination has to offer. Hint: It’s more than just flexible meeting space and food and beverage options.

80 percent of FAM visitors will recommend the meeting destination, trade show or event as long as the experience is positive.

This can easily by managed with a commitment to social media. Monitoring, responding, resolving attendee complaints and offering many short surveys throughout the conference to measure attendee satisfaction levels are easy ways to ensure positive experiences.
Don’t forget to think about convenience. All-under-one-roof locations that provide a variety of activities and convenience, not just for conference attendees but their families, as well, goes a long way.

75 percent of attendees will consider returning to the destination for leisure travel if the experience is positive.

The saying “you never have a second chance to make a first impression” is true with everything about your event, from the moment attendees walk into the meeting space to the moment they leave the conference.
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50 percent of attendees combine attending a meeting with a vacation opportunity.

Knowing this information can help planners coordinate meetings and conventions at the end or beginning of the workweek to maximize attendance and bookings.
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50 percent of attendees will bring someone with them.

Having something for attendees’ families to do is very important. They don’t want to be stuck in a room with standard hotel options such as visiting the fitness room or swimming in a small indoor pool. Unique locations with special amenities continue to break through the clutter in the meetings industry.
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At Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, we have many things to offer on-site, including America’s largest indoor waterparks, a spa and salon, an indoor theme park (Wisconsin Dells), top-notch dining, Safari Outdoor Adventure Park (Sandusky, Ohio), golfing options and more.
We have all the goods to ensure a pleasurable stay for you and your family — with everything under one roof! Contact one of our group sales professionals at 855.411.4605 to get started planning your conference with us today!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

How to Market a Convention Center in a Kinder, Greener Way


When planning a convention, most meeting planners spend a fair amount of time determining whether or not they are going to hold their meeting in a first- or second-tier city, the square footage of the convention center, how many breakout rooms it has, and blah-blah-blah.
But in honor of Earth Day and the fact that it is spring time, what about trying to advertise convention centers as having well-designed green spaces, parks, and pedestrian-friendly walkways and neighborhoods? "Psychologists have realized that there is a big connection between landscape and how we feel and behave," said Charles Montgomery, a self-employed advocate for cities. "Simply having a view of nature can bring down your heart rate and lower the levels of stress hormones in your blood." Additionally, a 2009 University of Michigan study showed that when participants spent time in nature they showed a 20% improvement in tests that measured attention and focus compared to those who did not. 
In the February 2012 edition of PCMA's Convene magazine, Barbara Palmer took a look at the walkability scores of 15 second-tier cities via the website Walk Score. This site gives destinations a score from 1 to 100, with 90 to 100 being a "Walker's Paradise" --- meaning convention attendees would not require a car to enjoy the city. Walk Score professes that walkable places make you happier, healthier, and shorter commutes reduce stress levels. 
Here are the top 7 convention centers in second-tier cities Convene highlighted:
Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado
Walk Score: 97
The Brookings Institution ranked Denver as having the 4th most walkable downtown in the country and Denver was ranked 16 out 50 from Walk Scores "America's Largest Cities". It has 8,400 hotel rooms, 24 outdoor cafes, and numerous shops within 1 mile of the convention center. Free bus transportation is at every corner. 
Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Walk Score: 95
Milwaukee ranks 15 out of 50 on Walk Score's "America's Largest Cities." It boosts a pedestrian-friendly riverfront and has numerous art galleries and restaurants close to the convention center.
America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri
Walk Score: 95
This convention center has more than 8,000 hotel rooms and 130 shops and restaurants within 1 mile of the convention center. 
Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio
Walk Score: 94
In 2005, the Brookings Institution named Cleveland as one of America's "Emerging Downtowns" and it ranked 17 out of 50 from Walk Scores "America Largest Cities." The Cleveland Medical Mart will open, along with a renovated convention center, in 2013. It is within walking distance of restaurant, entertainment, and museum options. 
Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Walk Score: 92
Albuquerque ranks 28 out of 50 on Walk Score's "America's Largest Cities." It has more than 900 hotel rooms within 1 mile of the convention center and has a vibrant Central Avenue district, which is part of historic Route 66. 
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas
Walk Score: 91
The pedestrian-friendly River Walk, which is near the convention center, is being expanded from 3 to 15 miles. The center is also adjacent to a park which has a large outdoor plaza. 
Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah
Walk Score: 91
This convention center will open this year on 23 acres, which includes 6 acres of public space. The center also will include an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall. 
Convention Center and CVB staff: What's your properties walk score? Leverage your venues "walkablity" in your online marketing efforts!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Welcome Meeting Planners to the Tech Age With DIY Event Space


Your hotel marketing staff probably works very hard with interior designers, furniture reps, and AV/IT technicians to provide the best floor designs and state-of-the-art technology that money can buy. When you provide site tours, your staff is probably quick to point out all the enhancements in your meeting rooms and board rooms. 
So, what is the problem? 
While some event planners may be impressed with your amenities, the trend this year is to let planners take charge of the process, from layout to the lighting and everything in between. And with technology options as they are, this is going to become more of a reality in the months and years to come. 
Let's take a look at each logistical element and how you can empower planners to take charge.

Design & Layout

In one app, you should have all your chairs, tables, podiums, risers, and AV equipment where attendees can compare design layouts within the meeting space and choose the best layout for attendees. In addition, some apps can give the planner a panoramic view of the layout from different angles to ensure the entire audience can see what the speaker is doing on stage. There can be no miscommunication among hotel staff and the planner, because once decided on, the schematic can be sent to the janitorial staff for execution. 
The best part of this? Planners and hoteliers can work together to change configurations on the fly if there is a change in meeting room or the group becomes significantly larger or smaller than planned. This type of DIY app can help hotel salespersons get more hotel group business. 

Room Comfort

It used to be when the meeting space was too hot or cold, an engineer needed to be called to adjust the thermostat. Same with lighting or sound system issues. Now, all these adjustments can be handled with a touch of an iPad. These apps are intuitively easy and provide real time control, which at the end of the day makes attendees very happy. 

Technology

Planners are becoming more savvy about bandwidth needs and can actually monitor peak usage on their tablet and send a message to the IT staff when bandwidth needs to be increased or decreased - all without leaving the comfort of their chair. 
In addition, they can monitor the speed of the bandwidth as them move from the meeting room to the trade show floor. Deficiencies in bandwidth can be reported immediately - all from an easy-to-use app. 
Other technology options planners want to control include: video conferencing systems, surround sound and LCD monitor inputs. All these items can enhance the meeting and engage remote attendees if the conditions are right. 

Is Your Hotel DIY Ready? 

We at Cvent Hospitality are collecting information about what hotels are doing to put control into the hands of the planner. What technology options are your venue providing and how does it help with marketing hotels? 

Friday, March 27, 2015

5 Considerations When Setting Up Temporary Office Space


Whatever the reason – you need extra employees for a short period of time or you are remodeling or expanding your business – setting up temporary office space can be the perfect solution to your problem. However, that being said, it isn’t a slam dunk proposition. It does require proper planning to avoid any unnecessary budget problems and missteps down the road.
Today’s blog post will focus on the five things to consider when setting up temporary office space so your move can be as smooth as possible.

5 Temporary Office Space Considerations

Space

First and foremost, determine how much space you need to run the office. About Money states for temporary office workers in an open space, you will need about 100 square feet per person. But what if you need cubicles or have to store files in that space? That will require more square footage.
In addition, determine if your building has a board room and full kitchen. Having a place where sensitive meetings can take place and employees can prepare and eat their lunch away from the office setting should be in your selection criteria.

Telecommunications

Do you need to install a landline system into your space? Depending on how long you will be there, this may be the best option if your staff is making a lot of outbound calls and looking for a common number for calls to be returned. It validates your organization as a true business to your clients and prospects.

Reception Services

Will you need someone to greet guests, answer phones and handle your mail or faxes? If you need someone on premise, ask your venue contact about concierge reception services. This service can be really helpful in a sales arena – especially if reps are in and out of the office and want to invite individuals into the building for meetings.
If your clients are from all over the world, you may wish to look into virtual receptionists who can answer your phone 24/7.

Technology

When considering workplace technology rentals, you need to assess what equipment your company and employees have and what they need. Do they have or need the following equipment:

Please remember when you add copiers and/or shredders, these items take up some of your space – so be sure to add them into your configuration.

Wi-Fi Access

Is the building wired for Wi-Fi and if so, what are the access points and speed? You may be surprised to learn that not all buildings are wired for Wi-Fi and if they are, sometimes the bandwidth just isn’t enough.
Determine how often you will be using Wi-Fi and whether or not the infrastructure in the space is good enough. There are mobile apps to measure Wi-Fi speed and while they are not 100% accurate, they can give you a reasonable measurement.
wireless hotspot rental may serve your Internet access needs.
Weigh all your choices carefully and determine the best choice for your business from a budget, speed and security basis.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Are You a Birder? Come to the Extremadura Birdwatching Fair!

In all the years I have watched and followed birds, I have never heard or participated in a birdwatching fair, but I find the concept extremely interesting and right up there with things to do in Spain - when I go for a visit and/or take a group there.

Today’s blog post will focus on what the fair is, the national park the fair is hosted in and ways to garner more information about this event.

 

Extremadura Birdwatching Fair Facts


The Extremadura Birdwatching Fair or Feria Internacional de Turismo Ornitologico (FIO) is going to occur between February 27 and March 1. This year is special because it is the 10th anniversary. Last year, FIO attracted over 10,000 visitors; and organizers are hoping for a much larger crowd this year.
FIO is intended for bird photographers, ornithologists, as well as, anyone who is a nature lover and interested in knowing more about the birds that inhabit the Monfragüe National Park. This park is one of the world meccas for birdwatching and has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Activities Planned at FIO 2015


Many of the activities planned this year include talks for professionals and the general public alike. The agenda will have: 

  • Technical seminars from Spanish experts
  • Professional workshops
  • Photography contest, which last year drew a record 1,095 submissions
  • Guided tours and
  • Sessions for children. 


More about the Monfragüe National Park


The park is the starting point for all FIO activities and consists of rugged mountains that are 3.7 miles wide and extend over 18.6 miles total.
It borders a special protection area for birds and is a great habitat for these creatures because of the massive availability of shelter, nesting places, food and water.

 

The Type of Birds You Might See at FIO

Below is a sampling of the type of birds you may see at Monfragüe National Park and FIO 2015. If not up close and personal, you can view fantastic photographs of them!

  • Spanish imperial eagle
  • Short-toed eagle
  • Golden eagle
  • Booted eagle
  • Black stork
  • Griffon vulture
  • Egyptian vulture
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Eagle owl
  • Chough
  • Goshawk
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Red kite
  • Black-Shoulder kite

Want more information on FIO 2015?

Follow them on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for up-to-the-minute updates about the fair! In addition, check out this hashtag #FOI2015 for other postings. 

Contact the Tourist Office of Spain - Chicago to Learn more about FIO

The Tourist Office of Spain – Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago and their educated and experienced staff is available to help make your meetings in Spain very successful and give your group interesting things to do during their visit. Contact them at 312.642.1992 to learn more!

About the Author
De-de Mulligan is a professional blogger and yearns to travel to Spain. She is a regular contributor to i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events. Please follow her on Google+ and connect with her on LinkedIn for a portfolio of blog posts about meeting and event trends and technology.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Pros & Cons of Holding a Meeting around a Holiday Weekend




With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner; have you given any thought to combining your meeting or event with fun family time? Wedding Planners do it all the time – they hold the nuptials over a long holiday weekend so family from faraway places can plan to attend the ceremony.

The question is: Does this translate to corporate or association events? Below are several pros and cons when considering such an option.


Pros


If you clearly spell out “work time” and “fun time”, attendees will join in.

Years ago, when I worked for IBM they had ½-day business meetings followed by ½-day fun times. This way, employees knew they were to work their hardest from 8 to noon during the three days we were there, but from 12 pm on was family time.

You can do the same. Perhaps have work time from 9 to 3 and let the employees knock off early to enjoy the surroundings, their co-workers and their family.

You will have negotiating power with your suppliers.

Generally speaking, AV and computer rental companies are slow over the holidays and welcome business during this period.

The event can be sold as a family function.

The employees or attendees do not have to take off personal time to come to the event because they are bringing their family along with them. While they are in a meeting, their family can enjoy an amusement park, water slides or the day spa. Whatever the perk, the family receives benefits as well.

Employees can experience a venue or attraction they might not otherwise attend.

Holding the meeting or conference at a unique destination or somewhere near multiple attractions can be exciting for attendees. If you rent iPads for your event, the computer vendor can prepopulate the iPad with social channels such as Yelp and Four Square where attendees can look at reviews of local attractions, scan the web and even buy tickets.

Cons


• According to Andrew Jensen, President of Sozo Firm, Mondays and Fridays are the least effective days to hold a meeting.

Therefore, planning for a Friday meeting around a fun-filled weekend may backfire for you because attendees may already be in “weekend mode”. Something to consider for sure when planning an event.

You won’t get 100% attendance.

Some individuals plan their holiday weekends several months or even years ahead of time. In fact, according to AAA, approximately 11% of the US population hits the road over Labor Day weekend.

If your attendees don’t have a family, they may feel out of place.

This is where you really need to do your homework and find out the demographics of your audience. How many have family at home? Are they married? Have a significant other?

You may need to find other things for single attendees to do so they can enjoy the outing just as much as the rest.

If the event is not positioned right, attendees will think it is over the top.

Make sure attendees know what the company and association will pay for and what it will not. Attendees should not expect the company to pay for an upgrade on their room, meals for the family or anything they decide to do during fun time. It is up to you to have this spelled out long before you invite them to attend the meeting.

CRE Rentals, is a premier supplier of computer and audio visual rentals and can provide you with the technology answers to your meeting needs! With computers, iPads and ARS units available to rent, and project managers available to understand your needs, they can provide you with the total computer and AV package.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Employees Really Do Impact Your Bottom Line


You already know this intuitively, but happy employees stay longer, are more productive at their jobs and are your best brand managers. But how do you create a happy environment? Team leaders need to show it by example and vision.
Here are 5 examples of what you can do that was inspired by an article I read from The Guardian today titled ” Five steps to jumpstarting worker happiness at your company.”

Five Steps to Happy Employees

Step 1: Create a Vision and Tell Your Story

Having a vision statement may seem a bit passe, but they really are not. When I think of Rotary International (an organization I am deeply involved in), they have a 3-word vision: Service Above Self. When I think of IBM (an organization I used to work at) they have a 1-word vision: Think. Your vision statement doesn’t have to be long, but it has to be something everyone has on the tip of their tongue and most importantly, believes in.
story is a description of all the company characters, how your organization was founded and what makes it tick today.

Step 2: Give Employees Access to Every Product and Service You Offer

You want them to be happy and be your best brand ambassadors? Give them access to all your products and let them take them home. If they are low-cost items, give them an item every month. If they are higher cost, sell the item to them at cost or let them borrow it for a weekend.
When they take the products home, they are telling their family and friends these are products my company offers and I am proud to be a part of this organization.

Step 3: Survey Often and/or Have an Open Door Policy

Everyone is busy; including managers. So perhaps the easiest way to determine what employees want and what will make them happy is to survey them about what they like and dislike at the company. Have them prioritize what they want changed and work toward that goal.
However, sometimes it isn't appropriate to fill out a response on a survey  – for example if someone is experiencing workplace bullying you want them to come to you. Engage your team by letting them know you are always available to talk to them about a serious issue.

Step 4: Hire For Attitude as much as Skill

You want to hire the sharpest most driven person for the job, but what about all the other important things that go along with it? What is their attitude like? Are they a team builder or one that might tear your team apart? What about emotional intelligence? What is their propensity to learn new things?
I volunteer for an organization and we have a paid staff person who is very uncomfortable with computers – so she will do the basics. But when I ask her to do something outside of her comfort zone, she is extremely resistant and won’t do it. Therefore, many of the innovations that are important to the other volunteers in the organization are left unfulfilled because she won't learn a new skill.

Step 5: Ditch Annual Reviews and Move Toward Monthly Check-Ins

Monthly check-ins allow for course corrections by either the employee or employer. In addition, employers can find out what is really bothering an employee and what can be done to improve the situation. It also shows you care enough to communicate on a regular basis.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ways to Get the Media Excited About Your Meeting



Whether it’s a grand opening, product launch event, annual conference or trade show, many planners (and their clients!) believe every event is newsworthy. This is usually a toss-up, as many factors weigh in to what is considered “newsworthy” — market size, news cycle, local relevance and more.
With that in mind, there are a few ways to make securing media coverage less painful.
Before you reach out to media:
  • Have All Your Ducks in a Row. 
    Many event planners jump the gun and draft their press release too early — prior to the agenda being set, speakers selected and attendees registered. The press is interested in WHO will be there and WHAT is being delivered. Many times, you only have one chance to gain media attention, and you want to be sure you can thoroughly and accurately answer any and all media inquiries when asked.
  • Be Different. 
    Get your publicity committee together and brainstorm about how you can intrigue the press. Journalists receive multiple pitches a day … how can you make them feel special? How will your grand opening be significantly different from the rest of the hundreds of grand openings they are invited to? Remember, media is a visual medium, so a well-thought-out photo opportunity helps attract coverage.
  • Check out their history.As with many types of professions, journalists want to receive information that is relevant to their topic or newspaper beat. The best way to do this is to Google the reporter — read the last few articles they’ve written. You also can view their Twitter history on AllMyTweets to get a feel of what topics interest them. The most successful pitches are relevant to the writer, not to you. Knowing who you’re reaching out to can go miles.

Pitching Your Story

  • Spend a lot of time coming up with a variety of subject lines. 
    Research says approximately 85 percent of all individuals with smartphones check their emails on this device, and most will delete the email unless the subject is interesting and engaging.
    Work with your committee to come up with at least six different lines — try some in the form of a question, some with a sense of urgency by using an explanation point, and others mysterious and/or edgy. See which ones you receive a response to and move forward with the ones that work.
  • Tell a story. 
    Don’t send a standard press release; tell your event’s story through the lens of your company, CEO and a variety of stakeholders. Have a beginning, middle and end. Focus on the emotions tied to this event rather than just the cold, hard facts.
  • Check for grammatical errors and flow. 
    Have at least two individuals read your press information and make corrections. Read it twice aloud to make certain it flows properly.
  • Create a media section on your website. 
    Use this sight to keep up-to-the-minute announcements about the event.  This also can be a great place for guest blogging from speakers, exhibitors and sponsors.

After Your Event

  • Handwrite and snail mail a thank-you note. 
    Thanking a reporter for covering your event will go a long way toward keeping you top of mind. Be sure to include your business card in all correspondence.
  • Continue to build relationships with reporters. 
    Just like any other business relationship you have, building one with the media should be right up there — especially if you hold frequent meetings. Stay in touch and continue to send them information you think might be relevant to your industry, association or company.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

How Do You Engage Your Team? Tell a Great Story!



Storytelling used to be reserved primarily for children. I remember when my kids were young, toward the end of each evening, we had a story time period which encompassed pulling out a book or telling a story from memory.
Storytelling is now making a resurgence in corporate team building and with team leaders. As individuals compete for the time and attention of others, it seems like the simple act of telling a story is the way to convey your message so the receiver will be eagerly waiting to hear more.

How Do You Engage Your Team? Follow These 6 Simple Steps

You know how to tell a story – whether it was your last vacation, your dating escapades, or something with your kids – you tell your audience something that is interesting, concerning or funny. When building trust with your team, storytelling can be a great mechanism to get you there.

Step #1: Know to Whom You are Talking

When sharing a story, make sure you know the thoughts, concerns and interests of your team or audience. Through your story, what message are you hoping to convey? Will it resonate with them?

Step #2: Remember the Beginning, Middle and End

Just like a great story book, every story you tell should start at the beginning. You can even start with “Once upon a time…” or “On a dark and stormy evening…” and end with “They all lived happily every after”.

Step #3: Make Your Message Simple

Sometimes the simplest stories are the most effective. Don’t use a lot of slides and jargon; tell the story like you are telling it to the youngest of team members.
I remember when my son was 7 years old and he was having a hard time accepting that his grandpa was dying. We were in the car and I turned to him and said, “Brendan, life is for living. Grandpa is in a lot of pain and he would not want to go on like this.” He turned to me, smiled and muttered to himself, “Life is for living.”

Step #4: Tell a True Story

I think we have all learned a few things from the suspension of Brian Williams and Jayson Blair (The NY Times reporter that routinely made up stories). If you are authentic in your message, you will be successful in building trust.

Step #5: If possible, Use Visuals

Weave videos, photos and props into your story. Give everyone a demonstration or a takeaway product that will help them remember that story.

Step #6: Challenge Your Team

Conclude the story by challenging them to take action. To change or compromise. To stop engaging in office drama. To live life to the fullest.