Introducing Michelle Joyce, My New Director of Events!

Melissa Agnes

I have recently brought Michelle Joyce on my team as my Director of Events! Together, Michelle and I hope to create the most memorable events for you and your audiences. The post Introducing Michelle Joyce, My New Director of Events! Melissa's Speaking and Travel

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Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions

Harvard Business

The demand for business travel is gender-independent, but men and women demonstrate different travel habits that impact the bottom line. We know from previous research that women react more strongly to unforeseen events and are more stressed than men when traveling for work.

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B2B Salespeople Need to Act More Like Travel Agents

Harvard Business

Consider what’s happened with travel: With the explosion of internet travel sites in the 2000s, consumers took charge of their own travel, and travel agencies hemorrhaged business. According to the travel and leisure marketing firm MMGY, the use of travel agents increased by 50% from 2014 to 2015. Because consumers, overwhelmed by information and inundated with choices, are again turning to travel agents to take the work out of travel planning.

Traveling for Work? You’re a Prime Target for Hackers

Harvard Business

As if the stresses and headaches of business travel weren’t enough, there’s one more thing to worry about while traveling in unfamiliar places: the security of your email. Each time a traveling executive opens spymail, they reveal a wealth of private information — their current location, the time of day they read their email, the hotel at which they are staying. Establish executive travel email protocol.

Are you looking for a project? (a live event in New York in March)

Seth Godin Blog

It recently occured to me that there''s an increasing overlap between the two, and I''ll be doing a live event in New York to explore this. Here''s a quick overview: A hundred years ago, Mark Twain, like many authors of his time, made a living traveling to various cities and giving lectures.

Dear chancellor Merkel: When does Turkey join the EU? When do 80 million Turks have visa-free travel?


Dear chancellor Angela Merkel, In light of events in Nice and Turkey, and given your migration policy is the #1 … Continue reading → Economics

Tips for Helping Law Enforcement Position Itself as the Source of Trust and Credibility in a Crisis

Melissa Agnes

Inspired and modelled after TED, WINx is an inspirational yearly event targeted for law enforcement professionals. The event targets thought leaders within the profession and those ready and willing to take initiative and make positive changes.

The Perils of Internal Disruption (Part 4)

Markovitz Consulting

This week I’d like to address the disruption caused by kaizen events. What could be wrong with kaizen events? Yet, kaizen events—in which employees in a given area stop their regular work for a full week in order to improve a given process—are the epitome of disruption. Kaizen events were invented by the original Japanese consultants who came from Japan to work with US companies in the late 1980s.

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178: Patrik Birkhane—Helping Us Live Healthier, Happier And More Peaceful Lives

On the Brink Podcast

I met Patrick when we were both traveling in Sicily. As we talked about our own life journeys, I learned that he has held successful positions in advertising, marketing, content development and event planning. Learn what wonderful things can come from a quiet mind.

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

Harvard Business

In corporate travel, extending a business trip for personal purposes is known as “bleisure,” an awkward term that’s only saving grace is that it’s less awful than the alternative, “bizcation.” ” Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as many as 6 out of 10 people have tacked on personal time to a business trip. Companies should also take bleisure travel into account.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

As a professional speaker, it’s a great honor to be asked to speak at a TEDx event, to share your “idea worth spreading” with the world and hopefully inspire your audience with your message. Melissa's Speaking and Travel Fun

Get TUMI luggage and briefcases for half price tomorrow! (EU only)

Killer Consultant

This is a time sensitive matter, and unfortunately it only applies to those in the EU: Vente Privee , the online privat sales giant, has a sales event for TUMI bags and briefcases starting tomorrow, Friday 15th 2012, 7am CEST (UTC+2). travel & technology

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Carl the Robot Bartender Mixes Drinks and Chats With Customers


Hes handy with a shot glass and customers travel from far and wide to admire him at work. MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: US Consumer Spending.


However, consumer spending has remained basically at that level since -- in the face of what are normally positive seasonal factors such as warmer weather, home improvement projects, and spring and summer travel. MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific.

Why I Was Wrong About 2 Second Lean

Markovitz Consulting

When I look back at the clients I introduced to Paul’s method, I have to be honest and admit that a more traditional, kaizen event-driven approach would have served them better. Travel gets in the way a lot. It’s time to admit that one of my consulting approaches has failed. I’m a huge fan of Paul Akers’ 2 Second Lean philosophy. It’s simple, easy to understand, and has an intrinsic appeal: “fix what bugs you.” Figure out how to do your job two seconds faster each day.”

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Hypocrites and Bullies Speak on "The Importance of Trust"


Mike Rogers, told he “absolutely” thinks that one of the countries will give Snowden travel documents. MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver. Dollar Collapse News on the Dollar's Death Spiral. Minyanville Business and Market News. Patrick Housing Crash News Top Housing and Commercial Real Estate News.

How to Treat Your Business as the Ultimate Job Promotion

Consulting Matters

Or we avoid marketing all together, masking our procrastination by having lots of coffee and going to networking events with our peers and not our potential buyers. If you want your own business so you can travel, book your trips first.

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For Independent Consultants, Business Development = Relationship Development

Successful Independent Consulting

Once a quarter I get a postcard of upcoming social and sporting events in the city. It seems like a lifetime ago we worked together on the travel card rollout at NetApp.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Airport Olympics

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

The first event was pretty simple: The TSA Race. Our next event was Outlet Spotting. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The Airport Olympics. Its easy to hate airport security. But consultants do so much flying we have to learn to live with it.

Reasons for Today's Stress Pandemic (and Why High-Achieving Women Suffer the Most)

Consulting Matters

Since men did the traveling, men went to market and so the market institutions, rules, laws and habits were created by men for men. Heavy travel. Events after work.

Consulting Networking: 6 Best Practice Guidelines

Tom Spencer

Show up to every networking event having done the work to understand the firm, and ready to seek further clarification about a certain detail or perspective that isn’t readily publicly available.

15 Best Business Podcasts for Independent Consultants

Tsavo Neal

Podcasts make amazing listening material for commutes, travel, and listening for when you don’t feel like taking out a book. We discuss what actually works in generating business, from writing books to organizing events to old-fashioned relationship building.

How AI is Shaping the Future of Customer Experience

1 to 1, a brand within Priceline Group, is planning to begin using artificial intelligence (AI) to create personalized travel options for customers.

The Growth of the Consulting Industry in the Nordics


Most consultants in the Nordics are willing to travel 1-2 hours to and from work every day. This may seem like an excessive amount, but a whole 6% said they would willingly travel more than 4 hours. Also read: Consulting Events in the Nordics 2019 ?. Growth at its Finest.

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide


A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. Big consulting companies might even send you to workshops or events in new countries for you to gain further experience. Why consulting?

From Internship To Full-Time Job: The Best Way Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

Working 80+ hours during stressful weeks, not being home (or having any notable social life) between Monday and Thursday, frequent travel, and a high-pressure work environment can really take a toll on some people.

Consulting Bound – Personal Life Management

Tom Spencer

One of those conversations will be about how we come up with a communication strategy given the strains of consulting travel and long work hours. Another one of those conversations will be about the need to plan major personal life activities (trips, events, etc.)

7 Networking Mistakes to Avoid

Tom Spencer

Networking styles and results can vary so much from person to person, as well as by the nature of the event you are attending. DO follow-up on my replies and build with natural conversation (good topics to mention are sports, food, and travel).

Q&A on Sustaining and Building Business in Crisis Times

Alan Weiss

Once there is a relatively “all clear” signal, I think people are going to charge back to life as normal as they can make it in terms of recreation, travel, and entertainment. What’s the language for asking clients to reschedule events involving me?

4 Steps to a Strong Conclusion in Your Case Interview (Part I)

Tom Spencer

There’s a Nobel prize-winning economist named Daniel Kahneman who has done a ton of research on how people perceive events and experiences, and essentially how the memory of those events is formed. He’s also an avid traveller with passion for FinTech, marathon, and blogging.

Tax Change…3 Things I Now Know

Women in Consulting

Even if you travel overnight to an event, only your personal meals are deductible. And if you are still stuck on this topic, here’s two more upcoming events to get you started.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Our Newest Blogger.Catherine the.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I keep an excel sheet open at all times, so in the event of an approaching client, I can switch from my horoscope, Gmail or shopping to a massive and complex sheet (I’ve used the same one for years). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, February 28, 2013. Our Newest Blogger.Catherine the Great! Im very pleased to introduce our newest blogger - alert consultant Catherine the Great!

An Unconventional Path: One Medical Student’s Journey Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

As you make your own decision to pursue consulting and what firms to work at you’re going to have to weigh factors such as traveling requirements, possibly working in industries you aren’t familiar with, and the inevitable steep learning curves.

Why CEOs Hate Trade Shows

Joellyn Sargent

Event marketing feels like a necessary evil, and a costly one. Capture all your costs, including staff time on site, travel expenses, pre-show marketing and post-show follow-up. Include everything so you know what events really cost. (If Sales closed on-site were probably in the works long before the event, so you need to decide whether to attribute them to the show or not. Get sales and marketing together and determine objectives for the event well in advance.

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WIC Turns 20 in 2018 

Women in Consulting

:: What better way to kick off the 20th Anniversary of WIC in 2018 than sharing a WIC “aha moment” from member M andi Toutsch : “Even traveling between the Midwest and California for the past year, I find the WIC emails and off-topic subjects very helpful.

4 Ways Cloud Computing Impacts Business Success

Tom Spencer

Data backups help guarantee that the company will not lose information in the event of a natural disaster or system failure. In her spare time, Riya always enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. Cloud computing is basically network computing conducted on a large scale.

Staying Safe Is the Motto of the Day, Week, Month

Martinka Consulting

I do know the virus has a longer than normal life of being alive, spreads super-fast through our easily traveled and networked world, and that’s what’s concerning people So, let’s cover what it’s doing to people like you and me, i.e. business owners and executives. Two owners told me about all the events being cancelled (one is more concerned about her employees not getting hours and pay than anything else).