OSAE Gives Back

I love the meeting community in which I work!  In so many ways events are about the people and communities in which they are held.   Recently I had the opportunity to work on a community outreach project during the 2015 OSAE Meeting in Dayton Ohio.  Over the course of the 2+ day meeting the […]

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Lessons Learned – I want my money!

I’ve traveled for more than 10 years internationally and during my past trip to Malaysia I ran into multiple issues with credit cards that I had not experienced before.  My first issue was at a rather large shopping mall in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.  While I would expect to have issues in small outlets, […]

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Thank you Etihad Airlines!

One of the many sponsors for my recent educational trip to Malaysia was Etihad Airlines.  Etihad Airways is the flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, after Emirates. The service, staff and experience was top-notched.  I cannot thank them enough for the wonderful trip and excellent service for the 45 hours […]

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Read this! Why Event Planners Need to Focus on R.O.I….Now

Why Event Planners Need to Focus on R.O.I….Now Very thought provoking article and video on why planners need to focus on R.O.I.   As planners, we need to become comfortable with all of the aspects of event planning including the evaluation of the financial outcomes.  Although R.O.I. may not always be measured in monetary terminology. […]

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Durian Fruit

One of the many things that I got to experience on my trip to Malaysia was durian fruit. This fruit is regarded by those in Southeast Asia as the ‘King Fruit.’   Because of it’s strong odor, it is banned from most hotels and public places.  While many believe this fruit is a delicacy – […]

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Read this! To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths

What am I reading today? To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths This is a really quick read with some great points to help you get focused on success. Bottom line – Get serious about who you are and where you want to go. Realize the only way to get there […]

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Tech Toy – Boomerang for Gmail

Having just switched all of our email platforms over to Gmail this Spring I am still playing with the various tools and toys available to make email manageable.  This week I had the opportunity to install and play with Boomerang.  Can you say LOVE IT! This application allows you to make email disappear and come […]

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Thoughts on OSAE 2015

I’ve just returned from OSAE 2015 in Dayton Ohio.  While I have been a member of ASAE since 2002, I decided that it was time to venture across the river and connect with my colleagues in Ohio.  I have to admit I was quite impressed not only by the size of the meeting and number […]

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