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IAEE Delivers Big in AnaheimEventsIndustry Events

Annual Expo! Expo! features rousing keynotes and dynamic trade show Inspiring keynotes, a lively trade show, buoyant entertainment and informative education sessions highlighted the International Association of Exhibitions and Events annual gathering in Anaheim last month. The 2016 IAEE Expo! Expo!, which took place Dec. 6–8 at Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), attracted more than 2,300…

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Is it Helpful to Label Employees?BusinessCareerProfessionalTips & Tools

It can be, but it often causes a host of problems In virtually every workplace, certain traits are used to describe employees: Mary is a hard-worker, Jerry is lethargic, Tom is brilliant and Jen is chatty. Such descriptions often become labels that at best help to generally convey employees’ qualities, but at worst put them…

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15 of 2016’s Hottest Meeting DestinationsDestinationsInternational

Los Angeles Las Vegas, New York City, Paris and other perennial favorites were among the world’s top meetings destinations in 2016, but several other locations significantly enhanced their appeal largely due to major expansion and renovation projects. Here are 15 of the leading meetings cities in 2016. Atlanta: One of the hottest destinations in the…

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5 Key Ways to Enhance Workplace DiversityHow ToTips & Tools

Many employers find that having a diverse workforce enriches the workplace while providing a healthy variety of perspectives. But establishing diversity in the workplace is much more complicated than simply achieving desired hiring quotas. Employers need to take several steps to assure that everyone is comfortable in the workplace, regardless of race, culture, age, gender,…

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4 Ways to Create Your Own LuckHow ToTips & Tools

Some people seem to be have all the luck, whether it be in their professional or personal life. As others struggle, they always seem to come out on top, regardless of the obstacles they face. At first glance, it appears that this happens purely by chance, as is they are the beneficiaries of some sort…

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6 Tricks to Stimulate Creativity and ProductivityPlannerTips & Tools

Meeting planners are known for their amazing energy and creativity, but even they at times find that their well runs dry. Rather than simply accept these situations, they can take steps to not only effectively work through them, but also to produce some of their best work. Here are a few tricks that can help meeting…

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10 Easy Steps to Boost CreativityHow ToTips & Tools

Meeting professionals are known for their creativity, but sometimes their well runs dry, leaving them in a predicament—especially if innovative solutions are quickly needed. To avoid these predicaments, professionals can take the following steps that facilitate generating creative ideas on a regular basis. Broaden your experiences: New experiences stimulate creativity, and since most meeting professionals…

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6 Basic Techno-Etiquette TipsHow ToTechnology NewsTips & Tools

The proliferation of technological tools such as cellphones, tablets, social media and email have facilitated and expedited business communications, but they also have sometimes isolated meeting professionals from others. In many cases, professionals rarely or never see the people they communicate with, but this doesn’t mean that manners are no longer important. In fact, a…