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Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Rumor has it, in some association circles, trade show attendance is struggling. This could spell trouble for how vendor members find value in belonging to your organization. While some industries may be feeling the pain more than others, it is never a bad time to think about the ways you are engaging your vendor/supplier members. Read on for a handful of ideas on engaging your vendor-side members in effective and successful ways.

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Your 2017 Conference Survival Guide

Ready or not, conference season is just about here! But don’t panic. No matter how big the conference you’re attending is, we’ve got a guide to help you get through it. Behold, your 2017 conference survival guide!

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Event Feedback: 9 Questions You NEED to Ask Your Attendees

You hear us talk a LOT about the importance of post-event surveys - and we stand by that. But that then begs the question: What should you ask your attendees?

We realize putting together a post-event survey takes time (which you likely don’t have a lot of), so to help you out, we’ve put together nine questions you NEED to ask your attendees (plus, how to structure those individual questions).

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Association Event Planning: The Complete Guide

Event planning is tough, especially if you’re a small-staff association professional with limited time and resources. There’s SO much to keep track of: budgets, registrations, volunteers - the list goes on and on.

So how can you keep up with ALL that without losing your sanity? Is it possible? Where do you even begin?!

We understand the process can be overwhelming, so to help you out, we’ve put together a list of best practices to take before, during, and after your event. Check it out!

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Using Events to Grow Your Association’s Membership: 4 Tips

Events are a great way to engage your association’s membership. But did you know they’re also a great way to grow your association’s membership?

That’s right. By following a few best practices, you can actually maximize the impact of your events. Take a look!

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12 Easy Ways to Make Your Conference Stand Out

If you’re like most organizations, your conference is your biggest event of the year. So how can you make it REALLY stand out?

We’ve got 12 tips:

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10 Icebreaker Ideas to Kick Off Your Meeting or Conference

Icebreakers are a great way to break up the monotony of meetings and conferences. Looking for a few ideas? Here are 10!

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The Essential Pre-Conference Packing List

What’s more stressful than attending a conference? Packing for a conference. What’s the dress code like? Is it going to be hot or cold? What type of shoes should you bring? The list of questions goes on and on.

And then there’s the fear of forgetting something. Oh boy.

If pre-conference packing has you stressed, take a deep breath. Here’s a pre-conference packing list to help you stay sane:

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Round-up Monday: Top Blog Posts

Happy Monday! We’re going to do a round-up of the top articles from the past few weeks. Now it was hard to pick just 5 because there is so much great content out there, but here’s a list of blog posts we think you should check out.

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An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

If you’re an introvert working in the association space, there’s nowhere to hide from networking. But that’s ok! Contrary to popular belief, introversion isn’t a disadvantage. It’s simply a different way of doing things.

So if you’re an introvert working in the association space, behold your very own guide to networking:

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From Good to Great: 5 Little Ways to Take Your Conference Up a Notch

You know what they say: It’s all in the details, and boy is that true of event planning! It’s the little things that make people say, “Woah, that conference was awesome!”

If you want people saying that about your next event, check out these five little ways to take your conference up a notch:

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