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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Last Slide

Asking event speakers to have a these two things on their last slide can help add value for attendees.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Black Tie Events

Hosting special events at your conferences can be an effective way to provide more value, and entertainment, for members who attend. These occasions can also encourage them to come back, year after year.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: How to Dismiss an Employee

“If you ever feel good about firing somebody, you’re in the wrong line of work,” -Jim. 

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Day of Service

Make time and resources available for your employees to engage in community service. Doing service trips as a group can be an effective team builder while giving back to the community you call home. Giving them the time to pursue individual service opportunities can provide similar benefits, boost morale, and create a greater sense ofMake time … Read More

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Print Both Sides

A simple but effective tactic, printing names on both sides of a name tag can prevent a lot of awkward moments at events.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Work Smarter AND Harder

Sometimes the best results come from working harder. Other times, success comes from working smarter.

Would You Try This Crazy Approach to Event Marketing?

Here is the ultimate measure of association event success: You offer free registration to your next conference or workshop. After the event, you ask attendees to pay what they believe is fair, based on the value they received—and that number could be $0. Ultimately, you exceed revenue expectations. Sound like an insane stunt? The AmericanHere … Read More

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Dual Relationships

A dual relationship can impact both your personal and professional life. One example is being friends with the company’s supplier. These types of relationships shouldn’t be entirely avoided but it’s important to be aware of potential pitfalls.

Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: The Right Travel Gear to Improve the Long-Haul Flight

When traveling on an airplane, be more comfortable with these tips.

4 Hot Topics Affecting Associations Today

There are associations for everything—even, believe it or not, for association professionals like us at TMG! We recently spent a great weekend in Chicago attending two conferences: the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) annual meeting and the Association Management Company Institute’s (AMCI) AMCs Engaged conference. (That’s Ben, BW, and Lou at ASAE’s opening keynoteThere … Read More