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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

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Carla Kalogeridis. Q & A with Carla Kalogeridis , president, Arion Media Services. Follow her on Twitter at @CarlaKalo. Q: Learn: Let’s say you’re studying for a big exam. If I am the one approaching the person, I start with a big, warm smile and say something like, “I don’t think we’ve met…” and then ask simple questions to get him or her to open up a little.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

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Carla Kalogeridis. Q & A with Carla Kalogeridis , president, Arion Media Services. Follow her on Twitter at @CarlaKalo. Q: Learn: Let’s say you’re studying for a big exam. If I am the one approaching the person, I start with a big, warm smile and say something like, “I don’t think we’ve met…” and then ask simple questions to get him or her to open up a little.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – August edition

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Stephanie Wohlfert. Courtesy of Michigan Meetings + Events. Q & A with Stephanie Wohlfert , meetings coordinator, MSAE. Q: Learn: What’s one subject you’d like to learn more about? A: Nutrition Science – Throughout the last several years I’ve become more conscious about health and wellness and what my family and I eat daily. focus on eating non-processed foods without all the fillers and preservatives. know we are a lot busier in our personal and professional lives than ever before, but I’ll never get tired of physically attending a networking event to meet people in person.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

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Elyse Kopietz, director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association. Q & A with Elyse Kopietz , director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association. Q:  It’s February…the month of love, candy hearts, chocolate and other sweet treats. find learning new things incredibly exciting.

Listen: Don’t just hear

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Make sure your MC provides the WIFM by building a connection between the speaker, the content of the session and your conference theme or organization’s mission. Jennifer Grau, president, Grau Interpersonal Communication. This month’s guest blog post is by Jennifer Grau , president of Grau Interpersonal Communication , who is a listening trainer, coach, facilitator, speaker and consultant.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – July edition

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Allison McClintick, CEO/leader development specialist, FlightLead Consulting. Q & A with Allison McClintick , CEO/leader development specialist, FlightLead Consulting. Q: Would you rather sky dive, bungee jump or climb to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, and why? A: If the goal is to put myself into cardiac arrest, I would say all three! That would be incredible!

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news May edition

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Sometimes the energy of a coffee shop helps me initially dive into content, but then I need to retreat to a quiet setting for focus. love learning from and sharing ideas with our members and content leaders, particularly those who are exploring new formats for their education programs and events or collaborating with us to experiment with different formats. Professional Development

Some must-dos for ASAE’s annual meeting

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It is very acceptable at ASAE to switch sessions if the content or format doesn’t accommodate your learning style. Lowell Aplebaum. In anticipation of the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition , which will be held Aug. 13-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, we’ll be providing some tips on how to maximize your experience. To start us off, Lowell Aplebaum shares his advice. Registration opens at 7 a.m.

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Post-event fulfillment reports: Setting the stage for sponsor renewals

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Issuu gives anyone with digitally bound content the ability to upload and distribute publications worldwide both quickly and easily. Bullets, photos, charts and other brief expressions of content are always preferable to lengthy paragraphs. Post-event fulfillment reports consistently rank at the top of sponsor lists in terms of the most valuable services provided by conference hosts.

What’s the state of association marketing?

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Now, marketing is very much about content. Without content, you’ve got nothing to communicate, no brand and no campaign. spot while content marketing took No. 3. As many of you probably know by now, I’m a public relations fanatic. Not only is it my full-time profession, but I’m constantly soaking up stories about new trends, PR disasters, crisis communications and more.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – June edition

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Shana Killips, sales manager, The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development. Q & A with Shana Killips, sales manager, The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development , Michigan State University. Q: Learn: What’s your favorite part about learning something new? A: The people and our relationships are what I enjoy the most about my job. Why limit yourself?

Start with the last first?

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Edwards contends many instructional designers focus so much attention on presentation that sometimes content gets lost. Ethan Edwards. We’ve written about successful e-learning programs in the past and those of us in the industry often signing the praises of such modules. But from an instructional designer’s viewpoint, what’s the secret to creating a program that works? But think about it.

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Improving knowledge transfer in your organization in 3 stages

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The insights you gain from a training needs assessment will help you design e-learning courses with relevant content that helps learners perform well in their jobs. 2) Identify the purpose (the what’s in-it-for-me information) of training. Chunking and prioritizing content ensure your course is clutter free and relevant. During the training. We learn best by associations.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – October edition

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Kate Pojeta, conventions and exhibitions manager. Q & A with Kate Pojeta, conventions and exhibitions manager, Event Garde. Q: What are you looking most forward to in your role with EG? A: Event Garde has some amazing clients and I’m excited to be on the team to help conventions succeed. Conference planning was a part of my work experience for years, and then I took a little hiatus from it.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

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Mobile learning – About 41 percent of associations that use technology for learning provide a mobile version of their content. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras. We know the educational landscape is changing as associations adapt to their members’ learning needs and habits. Webinars continue to be the No. But Twitter ranks a close second followed by LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – December edition

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We are partnering with a number of leading industry experts both to create new content and to deliver exceptional client deliverables and experiences. Q: And, finally, how will you be celebrating the holidays? A: I’ll be celebrating the holidays in and around my new home in Kalamazoo with family and friends — and painters. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – August edition

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Whose picture would be in it? A: Another tough one. Probably why I don’t have a locket. Q: Are you a night owl or a morning dove? A: I’m turning into a reluctant morning dove, wishing I could stay up all night, but realizing that I perform better in the morning. Best Practices Young Professionals American Association of Law Libraries Event Gardeian of the Month Heidi Letzmann

Association e-learning: what you need to know

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At the same time, members who can’t attend a conference or workshop benefit from the convenience of on-demand content. Keep your content fresh by re-purposing and updating content routinely to ensure it’s both relevant and timely. Pre-plan your content’s maintenance schedule and decide how you’ll determine when the content has “expired.” Follow her on Twitter.

Millennial-friendly meetings: Bring on the couches and big screens

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Millennials expect technology, including fast Wi-Fi, hybrid content, social media conversation, web-based audience participation platforms, comprehensive event apps and other technology to be seamlessly integrated into modern meeting design. Google images of millennials and you’ll find young professionals connected to their smart phones and tablets. Maybe even a collaborative thinking space.

Bonus content: Event Garde e-news – October edition

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Jeanette Stawski, executive director, AORE. Q & A with Jeannette Stawski, executive director of Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Q: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? A: Je parle Francais. Well, I used to know how! Right now, life is full of elementary school events and after-school sports and activities. It was a 4.4 mile open water swim.

Celebrating two years

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As most of you know by now, I came on board this summer as digital content manager to help Event Garde grow its online and public presence. Two years ago, Aaron Wolowiec had a vision. Strategic planning. Instructional design. Meeting management. They were all in his wheelhouse. But it was time for something new. And so, on Dec. 8, 2011, Grand Rapids-based Event Garde was born.

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Start with the last first?

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Edwards contends many instructional designers focus so much attention on presentation that sometimes content gets lost. Ethan Edwards. We’ve written about successful e-learning programs in the past and those of us in the industry often singing the praises of such modules. But from an instructional designer’s viewpoint, what’s the secret to creating a program that works? But think about it.

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3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

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This one has staged something of a comeback with the rise of MOOCs and other free content, but it doesn’t take much more than observation and common sense to dispel it. The rise of “free” content has not and will not change that. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc. It was originally published on the CommPartners blog. 13-14]”. online or classroom) matters relatively little.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – January edition

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Adrienne Segundo, chairman/COO, Limitless Association Solution Resource, LLC. Q & A with Adrienne Segundo , credentialing specialist, chairman/COO, Limitless Association Solution Resource, LLC. Q: How do you plan to kick off 2016? A: Well, ideally it would be with a vodka martini in hand; however, that will have to wait until the ASAE Great Ideas Conference in March! Shall I say more gym time?

Facilitator’s oath: Responsibly introducing challenge by choice

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Have you ever considered how you or your presenters introduce new content to learners? In other words, we should introduce new content in a responsible and approachable way. For me, two major factors generally determine whether or not content is introduced responsibly: number of learners and sophistication of content. Sophistication of Content. So, picture me.

Back to basics: Education programs

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The course content primarily focuses on two chapters of Professional Practices in Association Management, Second Edition : Chapter 26 on education programs and Chapter 32 on meeting planning and management. Deliver content. Learning Meetings Professional Development Academy of Association Management advocacy annual meetings chairs chicken competition content development Deborah B.

Call for Presentations: Dead or Alive?

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Works with those individuals to co-create an experience with both quality content and quality instructional design (e.g., hope this helps spark some ideas of how you might tweak the process within your own organization to ensure the “right” content at your next event. Finally, I always caution voting on topics or content leaders when it comes to education. wants).

Technology truths for meetings and events

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If something comes up, will the organizer provide content virtually? Once it’s determined virtual events are necessary, planners need to provide tailored content, specific for the web. I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. Is there a hashtag? This surprised me!)

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

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Tracy King, chief learning strategist, InspirEd LLC. love to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family and incorporate their favorite sides. These are our fundamentals! Q: Tell us about one of your holiday traditions. A: Our family likes to put up our Christmas tree Thanksgiving weekend, pulling out all of our favorite ornaments and the stories they represent.

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The circle of [meetings] life: 4 steps to facilitate the most productive meeting ever

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Content. Consolidate agenda items/content for efficiency. Dig into the content swiftly (within five minutes of the start of the meeting). Last month, I had the opportunity to present a session on meeting management (e.g., a staff meeting, a committee meeting or a board meeting) to a group of volunteer leaders. We started by viewing the following (hilarious!) Welcome. Adjourn.

ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

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Kristen Parker is digital content manager for Event Garde. Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. In fact, nearly every industry feels the effects. Even associations. But what if associations took a risk? What if they thought out of the box a bit more? So who should attend? Lots of them. Education. Kellogg.

A look back at 2015

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From education to content creation, we’ve had a successful year and have experienced tremendous growth. Very engaging, personable, knowledgeable, understood his market, well prepared, very good at herding cats, great content, well-presented. Content. From left to right: Jenny Hill, Aaron Wolowiec and Cally Hill. And we owe much of that to you. See more on this below). Detailed.

Six Ways to Intersect Publications and Education Events

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Write Communications works with association leaders to create mission-aligned content for every channel for measurable results. Delivering content to your members is a cornerstone of not only your publication program, but also your education events. How can we showcase the content in the best possible way before, during and after our programs? Here are some ideas. Use it.

On target and in the money

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Once you determine those audiences, focus on their needs when developing educational content and choosing speakers. Content Curation Exhibitions Marketing advertising audience business conferences conventions customers education exhibitions expos Jeff Hurt market research marketing membership revenue sponsorship target audiences Velvet Chainsaw Consulting vendors Right? Make sense?

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – March edition

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Debra Zabloudil, president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q & A with Debra Zabloudil , president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q: If I were writing a book about your life, what would the title be, and why? A: It would be titled, “An Unexpected Life” because life has thrown a number of things my way that most would not have expected (good and bad). learn best by inspiration.

6 Simple Ways to Turbocharge Learning and Retention at Meetings

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Weaving an interesting narrative into educational content not only provides entertainment value and instant connection to the storyteller (speaker), it also has been scientifically proven to promote ‘neural coupling’ – a phenomenon that connects an audience with a speaker by prompting their own memories of past experiences that relate to that story. Follow her on Twitter at @thejenstanfield.

Wilderness first aid: Lessons learned

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The course continued with a variety of instructional strategies, segmented content sequences and real-life facilitator tips and stories. As learners (and leaders) it’s important to step away from our functional areas from time to time to gain professional development experiences from thought leaders and in content areas unfamiliar to us. Look closely at the picture at right.

Want to boost attendance? Just ask.

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Most conferences offer tons of content: 20, 40, 200 programs and lots of exhibitors. Kevin Whorton, principal of Whorton Marketing and Research. Last week, Jeff De Cagna explained that in order to thrive, associations must think differently. Simply put: They should accept change rather than shun it. And it starts by asking questions, even if management doesn’t want to hear the answers.

Bonus content: Event Garde e-news – July edition

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Cally Hill, Director of Client Relations. Q & A with Cally Hill, Director of Client Relations. Q: When you’re not working for Event Garde, what keeps you busy? A:  I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Tigers baseball. Q: If you could meet one famous person, who would it be, and why? A: Tom Hanks. Editor’s Note: Cally is very skilled at making everything run smoothly. Orange.

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Building community with a click

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Access to presentations and other content. One of the best benefits of attending professional events is networking – whether face to face or via social media. And it often starts before an event. Personally, before I attend a conference, I search Twitter for the event’s hashtag to engage in conversation and “meet” colleagues. Interactive case studies in the form of Q & As.