Success by Association - July/August 2016 - (Page 11)
What's the Best Advice You've Been
Given as a Meeting or Event Planner?
"Everything is negotiable!"
IMI Association Executives
"Remember who we work for. That's it. I tell
my team that all the time. Most of us perform
as if we are working for the person who signs
our paychecks when actually, if there was no
(satisfied) guest, there would be no paycheck
and no need for us! "
Regional Director of Business Development
Greenville Convention Center
"Kate Kaeli, CMP, a meeting planner at
TH Mgmt., shared with me her advice for
Let the experts be the experts. The CSM
knows how their space works best, the
Banquet Captain knows how to best manage
service and food/beverage set up, let the A/V
tech manage the equipment, etc. It's okay to
oversee the plans, but let others execute the
Theresa Salmen, CMP
TH Mgmt., Inc.
"It's not a big deal unless YOU make it one.
This was shared with me in a "high energy"
moment when something didn't follow the
BEO. In short even though it mattered and
upset me, the attendees had no clue. Bigger
picture thinking starts with YOU."
Carolinas Golf Course
"Two things come to mind. The first is, don't
burn any bridges and stay in control of your
emotions. The second is that regardless of
how well the event was planned, something
will always come up last minute. Be ready
for the last minute issues and be a problemsolver."
Learning and Conference Coordinator
Capital Associated Industries (CAI)
"Visualize your event through your attendees'
eyes. How easy is it to go through the
registration process? What do attendees
see when they first enter the room? Also,
know when to end the event and make sure
attendees leave when the energy level is
Guilford Merchants Association
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Success by Association - July/August 2016
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Inspires the Next Generation of Family Medicine
What’s the Best Advice You’ve Been Given as a Meeting or Event Planner?
From Good to Great: 5 Little Ways to Take Your Conference Up a Notch
Email Marketing Advice for Exhibitors and Sponsors
2016 Annual Meeting Sponsor Recognition
Networking: Schmooze It or Lose It
7 Ways to Become a Meetings Industry Advocate
CRM for Associations: A New Approach in Member Engagement and Revenue Generation
Tips for a Meaningful Mountain Retreat
Young Leader Profile
FUEL — Strategically Creating the “Buddy System” for Young Professionals
Why Enragement Blocks Engagement
Staff Update: Introducing BriAnna Walker
Executive Director’s Message
Success by Association - July/August 2016