How to Attend Conferences as a Businessperson

Tom Spencer

Take responsibility for getting the most value out of the next conference you attend. By planning ahead and thinking strategically, a conference can generate sales, increase business, improve vendor relationships and initiate strategic partnerships. Five Reasons to Go to a Conference.

Do Decision Makers Attend Conferences?

David A Fields

A question I was asked: You recommend speaking, but it doesn’t seem like high-level executives attend conferences. Does is really make sense to speak at breakout sessions? What would your answer be to this consultant? What has your experience been?

Turning a Conference Contact into a Client

David A Fields

A question I was asked: I was just at a conference and met a lot of people. The post Turning a Conference Contact into a Client appeared first on David A. What is a a great way to start my follow-up call to these new connections? What would your suggestion be to this consultant?

Turning a Conference Contact into a Client

David A Fields

A question I was asked: I was just at a conference and met a lot of people. We met at the XYZ conference last week. What is a a great way to start my follow-up call to these new connections? What would your suggestion be to this consultant? What has worked for you?

Conference call hygiene

Seth Godin Blog

On behalf of the many who have suffered through pointless and painful conference calls, some general principles: When in doubt, don''t have one. 10 minutes is the maximum length of a conference call.

Four Ways to Get Value from Conferences

Gina Abudi

Having just returned from PMI Global Congress North America in Chicago, including serving as one of the members of the Ask the Expert group, I thought I would share four tips on how to get value from conferences. Conferences provide great value for professional development, but you need to have a plan to get the [.]. The post Four Ways to Get Value from Conferences appeared first on Gina Abudi.

How To Get Booked To Speak At Conferences

Henry DeVries

Getting booked to speak at a conference is a proven way to enhance your brand and attract the attention of high-paying clients. Securing speaking engagements, however, is not as easy as throwing your name into a hat. You have to prove yourself and your credentials

Conferences = Benefits for the Employee and the Company

Gina Abudi

I was talking with a friend who tells me his company has stopped reimbursing for attendance at conferences and for fees for participation in professional memberships and communities of practice. The post Conferences = Benefits for the Employee and the Company appeared first on Gina Abudi. Professional Development attending conferences Learning professional associations shared learning Training

Promise and Responsibilities in Our Digital World: Our Take on the USI 2016 Conference


Two dimensions of digital—the benefits and the potential side effects—were on the minds of many of the speakers at this year’s USI (Unexpected Sources of Innovation) conference, which took place in Paris on June 6 and 7.1 Article Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

AI Is the Talk of Tech Leaders at Code Conference 2016


The hymn at Code Conference 2016 —the annual tech industry get-together (BCG is a founding sponsor) organized by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher—was that artificial intelligence (AI) will drive the next wave of technology disruption in business. Commentary Monday, July 18, 2016.

Stop Scheduling Conference Calls and Finally Commit to Videoconferencing

Harvard Business

You know the signs when you’re on a conference call with someone: You make a point or ask a question, and after a second or two of silence, you hear ums, ahhs, and the clicking of a keyboard in the background. In my experience, one-third to one-half of the time spent on a conference call is wasted on refocusing a meandering discussion, clarifying misunderstandings because someone wasn’t paying attention, and reviewing topics already covered. Maskot/Getty Images.

Wine Country Conference II Videos: Steen Jakobsen , Chris Martensen, Mish


The final second set of Wine Country Conference Speaker Presentation videos is now available. This Year''s Charity As with last year, Wine Country Conference II was for charity.

4 Major Independent Workforce Themes at 2018 Conferences for Contingent Workforce Leaders

MBO Partners

New talent solutions, innovative processes, and risk-mitigation strategies are some of the many topics that will be discussed at independent workforce conferences this year.

Zoom & Skype call tips (the secrets of video conferences)

Seth Godin Blog

If you’ve ever joined more than three people on a Skype or Zoom conference call, I hope you’ll appreciate these tips, and perhaps share them: Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it. Use an external microphone or headset. When you’re not talking, hit mute. Don’t eat during the meeting. When you’re on mute during an audio call, you can do whatever you want.

Can Conference Agendas Undermine Strategic Progress?

1 to 1

Over the years, we at 1to1 Media have attended countless conferences and industry events as part of our promise to bring our readers the latest trends within the customer experience strategy space.

How to run a better meeting (The conference series)

Seth Godin Blog

I’ve written four posts about off-sites, presentations and conferences. How to run a (useless) conference You rarely have the chance to quickly alter the culture of a group the way you do when you organize a retreat or a meeting. So many of the variables are within your control, and the outcome is often directly related to the choices you make. Sure, there are pressures on you to compromise toward average, to fit in and to make the providers you work with fit the status quo.

How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time

Harvard Business

Conferences, if you choose them wisely, can be one of the best ways to accelerate this process, since you can meet large numbers of people in just a few days. In fact, author Tim Ferriss describes attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in 2007 as being the “tipping point” for his best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek because he was able to meet so many bloggers who later promoted it. ” The same goes for the conferences you choose to attend.

Wine Country Conference II Videos: Stephanie Pomboy "Confessions of Ben Bernanke", Mebane Faber “Global Stock Valuations”


A second set of Wine Country Conference Speaker Presentation videos is now available. This Year''s Charity As with last year, Wine Country Conference II was for charity.

Wine Country Conference May 1st & 2nd, 2014; Nothing Like It!


I am pleased to announce the second annual Wine County Conference , to be held May 1st & 2nd, 2014. We have an exciting lineup of speakers for this year''s conference. For speaker bios, please check out Wine Country Conference Speakers. Following a raffle in 2012, I launched Wine Country Conference to raise additional money for medical research. Last conference, we arranged wine tours. The conference hotel is a fun place in and of itself.

Organization Design Fundamentals (Nov 2015)

Kates Kesler

Workshops and ConferencesTickets available here.

James Grant Conference Video: Inflation Expectations, Growth, Policy Problems; Europe Has Become Japan


Here''s an interesting video from the recent James Grant Conference. The title of this year''s conference is Investing Opportunistically, Separating the Beta from the Alpha. The first five minutes are introductions and attendee notes you may wish to skip over.

Ireland Proposes Debt Restructuring Conference for Spain, Greece, Ireland; A Turnip is a Turnip


Via translation from El Confidencial, SYRIZA Extends the Debate , " Ireland Stands Out: Seeks Conference to Restructure Debt, Including Spain." Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, has called for a “European Debt Conference”, based on the 1953 London Conference that wrote off half of post-war Germany’s debt and extended the repayment period for the rest over a number of decades. Contagion? Well don''t worry about that! German Chancellor Angela Merkel assures us that will not happen.

Wine Country Conference II Videos: Introduction and Hussman on "A Very Mean Reversion"


Wine Country Conference II Videos are now available. This Year''s Charity As with last year, Wine Country Conference II was for charity. We will release videos over the course of the next week or so. This year''s cause was Autism.

Why Management Consultants Love Data

Consultants Mind

The title of this post would be a kin to: “Why … Continue reading → Consultant Analysis Business Intelligence Clients Consulting Data Database Gartner Habits Management consulting Stanford TED (conference Management consultants are always on the prowl for good data. After all, it is the stuff that client recommendations are made of. To a cynic, it might seem obvious.

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Why to Schedule Your Next Conference in Dubai or Kuala Lumpur


Emerging economies are poised to attract tourism''s most lucrative niche market

ECB Unscheduled Conference Today; Emergency Eurozone Meeting Monday; ECB Ponders Shutting of ELA as Cash Withdrawals Accelerate


Emergence Meeting Monday, Unscheduled ECB Conference Call Today There's an Emergency Meeting of Eurozone Leader on Monday to discuss Greece, but the ECB may very well act in advance. The European Central Bank’s governing council will hold an unscheduled conference call on Friday where they will decide whether to allow a rise of around €3bn in Emergency Liquidity Assistance available from the Bank of Greece, the country’s central bank.

Fed Hikes, “Dot Plot” Shows 3 More Hikes in 2017: Live Press Conference at 2:30 EST


Yellen also discussed the “Dot Plot” in her news conference following the announcement. The Fed hiked rates today to a range of 1/2 to 3/4 percent, as widely expected. The Wall Street Journal reports Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017. There is nothing to that effect in the FOMC Press Release. However, the Fed’s internal “ Dot Plot ” survey shows Fed members believe three more hikes are coming in 2017.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Conference Call Haiku

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Conference Call Haiku. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Man I wish this call/Would end before the sun sets/Id fit in a run. Courtesty of Posted by. Consulting SME. 2:20 PM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

Consultant Ninja: Classic Consulting Quotes: Management.

Consultant Ninja

Scene: Conference Room A, Industrial Client Actors: Myself, Matthew (client), Ralph (client), Bob (client), Steve (client) Context: We are discussing a set of data files that Matthew and Ralph have given me. Conference Room A has large windows overlooking the parking lot. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman.

How to Know if You’re Successful at Consulting

David A Fields

Somewhere nearby, you probably have a stack of business cards from people you met at conference or trade show or similar event. How do you know if you’re doing well at the consulting game? Revenue? Client feedback?

30+ McKinsey presentations

Consultants Mind

Many of these are from conferences, or governmental / non-profit organizations clients who have chosen to make them available online. Curious what a McKinsey presentation looks like? Please find links to 30+ McKinsey presentations which are publicly available online. Yes, Google is useful. I selected the ones which as less than 10 years old have more than… Read More » The post 30+ McKinsey presentations appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59

Consulting Success

Michael is the CEO of his own company called Marketing Insider Group where they do marketing consulting, leadership coaching, and keynote speaking for conferences and brands all over the world. Life presents itself for most of us if we’re open to it.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: More tales from the client's restroom.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I was going to write about the guy at my client who was taking a conference call from Stall #1. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 10, 2008. More tales from the clients restroom. complete with cell phone, newspaper on the floor, and apparently a blackberry (from all the clicking and typing). I thought that would make the top of the list. No, the top of my list came in at 6pm on Friday. same restroom. this time Stall #2. Office is quiet, most people are gone, Im on my way out.

How to Write a Truly Great Business Book (Tip #5)

David A Fields

Writing (and publishing) a book can confer myriad benefits on your consulting firm. More publicity, more inquiries from clients, more projects, higher fees. A great book multiplies those benefits and can lift you and your consulting firm to the next level of success.

The Tower and the Square in the Collaborative Organization Model

Kates Kesler

We recently had the opportunity to speak at a conference of the top 300 leaders in one of our client … Blog

Working for a Narcissist (or What Have I Done?)

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

When I started at my new firm, I was thrilled to be given the leeway to take time to fly to conferences, present my work, and reap admiration far and wide. Not all bosses are great. Not all are good. Some are downright bad.

Interesting People - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

During the past six months I have attended several conferences, meeting, seminars, and conventions. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Interesting People. by Linda Henman on January 31, 2013. Of course, this allowed me to meet myriad types of people—some highly successful—others, somewhat less than. I’ve noticed the highly successful people don’t talk much. Apparently, they have realized that you learn nothing while you’re talking.

6 Terrific Reasons To Launch a Consulting Business

The Clever Consultant

Or, you just want to be a VIP at a TED conference. Maybe you dream of working from your iPad while vacationing in Hawaii. Perhaps you have a taste for the finer things like champagne, caviar and bespoke business suits. Go ahead and dream big.

Common Sense Can't Have a Vacation - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Last week I had the privilege of hearing the new Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Mark Welsh, address the Air Force Association Conference. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Common Sense Can’t Have a Vacation. by Linda Henman on September 24, 2012. He outlined the challenges the Air Force will face, which I realized, are the same challenges facing private industry, education, consultants, and every other entity struggling to do more with less.

Consulting advice: enjoy the small things

Consultants Mind

Current project has a nice conference room. Be grateful. There is a lot of research that shows that when you are grateful, you are happier. I firmly believe this, and it applies to everyone, not just consultants. Small things. … Continue reading → Fun Consulting Team