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GMA Executive Conference: Perhaps the End of a Very Good Thing? A Review

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I lead a presentation on video use by associations at the recent ASAE Annual Convention in Dallas. I’ve just returned from Colorado where GMA, the Association of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies , hosted what will reportedly be their last Executive Conference.

We’re All In Sales Now

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Pink’s book will include new research and some of it will be shared at the upcoming ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo , August 14 th in Dallas when Pink presents during the Closing General Session. Let me repeat, we are all in sales now.

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Does Your Association Produce Videos?

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I’m presenting at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas, August 11-14. We’re conducting a short survey of association video use; we’ll report the results during our presentation in Dallas.

ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

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I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. The highlight from a fun and networking point of view was the opening party at Dallas Cowboy Stadium.

The Power of Video for Associations

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I’m a presenter at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Dallas, August 11-14. Let me know if you’ll be able to attend the ASAE Convention in Dallas. Sergey Kamshylin /

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Catch us at ASAE 2012 at Booth 439 – August 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support.

Robot Used in Dallas Police Shooting Raises Ethical Quandary, Groups Say

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The decision by Dallas police officers to use a robot to end the standoff with police shooter Micah Xavier Johnson has groups on both sides wondering if that means robotics are now fair game as a method of deadly force for police departments nationwide—and what ethical questions that raises.

Dallas Police Chief: City Needs Just One Police Group

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a recent interview that the city would be better served by having one united police association instead of its current four groups. I’m going to put my foot in it with this,” he said in a recent interview with the Dallas Morning News. “It’s

A Happy New Year for meetings?

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The report, developed in partnership with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau , found that in general, costs in 2015 for event services are expected to rise, while budgets are expected to grow only slightly.

Dallas Police Association: Here’s Our Plan to Boost Officer Morale

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With more than 80 percent of the association’s members saying that the Dallas Police Department’s morale is at an all-time low, the association is offering a 10-step plan to help improve things.

Reimagine signature events to empower self-directed learners

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14, I’ll have the pleasure of presenting with leadership strategist Cynthia D’Amour at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas. Teacher Directed vs. Learner Directed. On Tuesday, Aug.

Big Hair, Big Bling, Big Money, Big Boots: Things To Know Before You Go To ASAE 12 In Dallas

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Whether its Texas-sized chicken fried steak smothered in gravy, boot-scottin’ country & western bars, Sam Moon’s bling and fashion accessories stores, the Texas State Fair, Highland Park mansions or the Dallas’ Cowboy’s Stadium, it’s all bigger than real life.

What a Year Can Do

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And I can not wait for the conference in Dallas. Louis Learning Volunteering Dallas Community Giving ASAEThough I did not realize it at the time, ASAE Annual Conference 2011 in St. Louis was a turning point in my career. I went in literally knowing no one.

Jeff De Cagna to speak at ASAE12 in Dallas

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Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, will be one of the speakers at ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, Texas next month. The schedule of Jeff’s formal and informal sessions is below: On Sunday, August 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm CDT, Jeff will present a four-hour workshop, “ Making Innovation Happen: An Executive Learning Experience for Association CEOs ” in Room D161 of the Dallas Convention Center.

The ASAE Games: Goal Hunting at ASAE Annual | KiKi L'Italien's.

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How to generate Twitter leads using automation


For instance, if I’m trying to watch out for new customer opportunities for a local restaurant, I might use something like this: Dallas “how does” OR “does anyone know” OR “can someone help” OR “where can I” OR “where are” OR “how does”. Where are your favorite places to drink Wine in Dallas?

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Moving through the Association World

2012 Advice ASAE Work Annual Meeting Attendee Dallas Engagement Facebook TwitterWe are only a week away from ASAE 2012 and I thought it would be a great time to take a look at what I am most looking forward to as a 2nd time attendee and to offer up some tips for those who are first timers. First, I am looking forward to jumping into the conversation a bit more. Last year, I was a bit more reserved in sessions than I would have liked.

Ebola: How the Meetings Industry Is Responding

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and the healthcare he received in Dallas. On the ground in Dallas. The need to be prepared and responsive is critical for associations holding meetings where Ebola patients were and still are being treated—including Dallas, the city where the first case was diagnosed.

What the world needs is more association executives

Golden's Rules for Association

Closing the ASAE annual meeting in Dallas, author Dan Pink argued that, regardless of profession, we are all in sales. But the characteristics, skills and traits he described as essential for success sounded to my ears like precisely the attributes that distinguish effective association leaders, and differentiate us as a profession. Read more in my [.]. The Nature of Associations The Way We Are #asae12 Association Management association profession role of associations

KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

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Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Does Your Meeting Need a Chief Experience Officer?

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Earlier this month, the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that it would now be called VisitDallas. While Dallas is the first DMO to hire a CXO, I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Heart Association Rolls Out Traveler-Friendly CPR Training

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Kiosks will be set up at Chicago O’Hare, Indianapolis, Las Vegas’ McCarran, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airports, in addition to the pilot kiosk currently at Dallas/Ft. Got five minutes to spare before your flight?

Destinations Make Diversity and Inclusion a Strategic Priority

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Take the Dallas CVB , which was the first in the country to appoint a chief diversity and inclusion officer back in 2012—and is still one of the few CVBs to have a dedicated D&I department.

Following Harvey, Meetings Change Course to Give Back

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In the meetings sector, convention centers in Houston and Dallas, along with Austin, have been turned into shelters , and numerous hotel brands have also offered lodging and monetary support to those affected.

Summer-Fresh Meeting Ideas

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Summer Brand Camp —an annual conference in Dallas for foodservice industry professionals working in human resources, marketing, and operations—incorporates camp-style elements. When we started this, we knew it’s Dallas, Texas.

A Group of Interior Designers Created An Award For Community Engagement

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One example of a past community-based project that IDS showcases in a recent video is the work the Dallas chapter and its industry partners did with Dwell with Dignity, a local nonprofit that creates soothing and inspiring home environments for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

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The largest cities that made Glassdoor’s top 25 were generally on the bottom half of that list—DC ranked at number 16, while San Jose, Chicago, Charlotte, and Dallas–Fort Worth, each with populations above 800,000, filled the final four positions of the top 25.

Monday Buzz: Membership Data You Need to Know

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The Dallas Morning News had a problem: Over the years, its website built up a cache of bugs to resolve and upgrades to address. Find Us on LinkedIn Looking for more association leadership content?

911 Outages Show Need for System Upgrades, Group Says

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Separately, ongoing technical problems in Dallas are said to have led directly to a tragedy.

ASAE12: The aftermath

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However, what made ASAE12 so special for me were the actions of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (@visit_dallas). As many of you know, my first day in Dallas was not that great. So I got on Twitter and contacted the Dallas CVB about our situation.

Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

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Fresh off its launch yesterday, the feature can be seen by iOS-based users in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box.

To Sell Is Human: Interview with Dan Pink, Author of Drive

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Dan Pink , NYT and WSJ best-selling author of Drive talks about his forthcoming book To Sell Is Human and what he’ll be presenting to Association Executives at ASAE’s 2012 Annual Conference in Dallas during his closing keynote. Note : Instead of a Skype interview, I met face-to-face with Dan in Dallas. Due to powerful economic and technological changes, the glad-handing, truth-bending form of sales is now a relic.

Stroke of Genius: Adding Art to Meeting Places and Spaces

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At both its Dallas and Nashville properties, it showcases local artists in common areas, bars, restaurants, and guestrooms. The Dallas location has more than 7,000 pieces of original, iconic Dallas art, while the many of the pieces in Nashville highlight the city’s music history and culture.

Post CESSE Interview with Avinash Chandarana and Cross Cultural Communication Tips


Venue: Dallas Convention Center. MCI’s group learning and development director Avinash Chandarana returned to the CESSE Annual Meeting last month to share more practices on how to develop better cross cultural competencies.

ASAE12: Are you ready?

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For those interested in learning about DELP or meeting DELP scholars, our lounge will be in room D221 of the Dallas convention center. Safe travels to everyone attending and I’ll see you in Dallas As I type this, I’m 2 days away from getting together with 13,000+ psychologists and students in the land of Mickey. My presentations are ready. I’m pretty much packed and my schedule will actually allow me to eat at some point.

Cheat Sheet: #ASAE12 Annual Meeting Sessions For Professional Development Staff

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Dallas Convention Center (DCC): D171. If you’re going to ASAE12 in Dallas, which sessions are you looking forward to attending? Education annual meeting ASAE ASAE12 conferences Dallas things to do in Dallas

Report: What Lies Ahead for Meetings in 2017

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The report cites significant growth in the number of hotels in New York, Los Angeles/Long Beach, and Dallas. A new report suggests that events will continue growing next year, but due to narrowing GDP growth, planners should work to rein in costs.

Meeting Zen: Boosting Attendees’ Mental Well-Being

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Knowing that waiting in airports and flying are not always the most pleasant experiences, airports such as San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Chicago O’Hare offer complimentary yoga rooms in their terminals so flyers can relax, meditate, and recharge before or in-between flights.

The Big Picture: Corporate Communications Aware of Podcasting.

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A recent survey conducted by the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators , which ran mid-March to mid-April, asked more than 300 communicators in Dallas the question, "How do you use podcasting?" The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Back to the Basics | Main.

Meeting Planners’ Worst Nightmares

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Last February in Dallas, I was offering a new student-awareness event, where students could come for mock interviews and networking with practitioners. We were anticipating over 200 students from various universities in the Dallas area.