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Continued from page 29 payments make more sense. Good accounting like good fences make for better neighbors. On deals with other groups, there's nothing wrong with calling it what it is and shooting for a you win-they lose scenario. It's what Ronald Reagan did to the Soviets. In the end, it's more honest," Wayne said. My board spent months pondering over a so-called merger scenario with another association; it didn't make any sense from our association's standpoint. It became obvious that the other association's executive was trying to orchestrate a rescue of his failing association by ours under the pretense of a merger. I presented information to our board dispassionately-all the information and predictions I could come up with-and in the end, they saw it as it really was: either we win and they lose or vice versa. The win-win scenario was more than a fable, it was a trap. We walked away from the deal, more confident and energized than ever for our own cause and our solid association. Several smart board members helped reason prevail, and I was glad to help them behind the scenes. Having good support behind the scenes is a key element for a win-thanks, Wayne. Editor's note: Wayne H. Gross, CAE (Ret.), passed away in January, 2016. Wayne was a past GSAE Board member, Cliff Clarke Award winner and former president of TAPPI. index of advertisers/ CAREER SOLUTIONS Boxwood Career Solutions �������������������������������Inside Back Cover www�naylor�com/career-center-solutions/ CONFERENCE & CONVENTION CENTERS Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart ��� Inside Front Cover www�atlconventioncenter�com Georgia International Convention Center ������������������������������������6 www�gicc�com CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS Augusta CVB�������������������������������������������������������������������������������4 www�augustaga�org Macon-Bibb County CVB ������������������������������������������������������������4 www�visitmacon�org Valdosta Lowndes CVB �������������������������������������������������������������30 www�rainwaterconferencecenter�com HOTELS & RESORTS Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa��������������������������� 6 www�marriott�com/hotels/travel/mobbr-the-battle-houserenaissance-mobile-hotel-and-spa/ Sea Palms Golf Resort �����������������������������������Outside Back Cover www�seapalms�com MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS Naylor Association Solutions ������������������������������������������������������3 www�naylor�com Perfect MEETINGS with flawless finishing touches FLEXIBLE  PHHWLQJURRPV  *XHVWVHDWLQJWR  ([SDQVLYHSUHIXQFWLRQDUHD  /DNHVLGH9HUDQGDVHDWLQJ XSWR FULL SERVICE  &RPSUHKHQVLYHEDQTXHWVHUYLFH  %RXQWLIXORSWLRQV  3OHQWLIXOQHDUE\ORGJLQJFKRLFHV FUNDAMENTAL $9VHUYLFHRQVLWH &RPSOLPHQWDU\EURDGEDQG ZLUHOHVVIRUXSWRXVHUV $IIRUGDEOHLQHYHU\ZD\ 6DOHV2IƓFH_0HHWLQJ3ODFH_ 3 0 793211_Valdosta.indd > S u m m e r 21 0 1 6 09/02/16 4:34 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Summer 2016

Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
New Members
Keeping Up with Technology
Achieve More by Connecting the Dots for Your Association
5 Ways to Meet Virtually
How to Enhance Your Events with Mobile Games
Overtime Rule Released: How Associations Can Prepare
The Humor Rules for Business Presenters: How to Be Funny, Not Offensive
ATHvengers Assembled at the GSAE Annual Meeting
GSAE’s July Luncheon: Photos
Meetings Thought Leadership
Destination: The Emerald Coast
Choices: Beyond Mentoring
Index of Advertisers

Connections - Summer 2016