Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Getting Guests to Mix and Mingle Published: 03-29-2018 Category: Ben's Tips Tags: ben markens, engagement, meetings, participation Simple games and activities can be used to help guests start talking and break the ice. Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: First Time Attendees Published: 01-09-2018 Category: Ben's Tips Tags: association, ben markens, conference, First time attendees, markens group, meetings, organization Attending a conference for the first time can be daunting for even the most social person. Ben Markens shares 3 things that his group does to make the experience more comfortable for first time attendees. Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Facilitation Published: 11-21-2017 Category: Ben's Tips Tags: ben markens, Brainstorming, engagement, facilitation, facilitator, markens group, meetings, participation Brainstorming is about quantity and creativity. Ben Markens shares some tips on being an effective facilitator.