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  Author of “Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America”, Quint Studer is the founder of Pensacola, Florida’s Studer Community Institute, a nonprofit focused on improving the community’s quality of life. His latest book, “The Busy Leader’s Handbook: How to Lead People and Places That Thrive”, reached No. 5 on The Wall […]

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Hari Abburi is an internationally recognized executive and consultant to Fortune 500 firms, small to mid-size enterprises and start-ups. He is a leading expert on businesses and how their leaders can become more strategic, and he is a frequent presenter at conferences in the U.S., Europe, Asia and India. His firm, The Preparation Company, helps […]

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Michael Cheng, Ph.D. The dean at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, Cheng is transforming hospitality, starting with the learner experience. He was previously a tenured associate professor and director of the Food and Beverage Program. He has subject-matter expertise in competency-based learning, hospitality management, Culinology, food product development, […]

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  Howard Tiersky is the CEO of FROM: The Digital Transformation Agency, and author, along with Heidi Wisbach, of “Impactful Online Meetings: How to Run Polished Virtual Working Sessions That Are Engaging and Effective”. He is a successful entrepreneur who has been named by IDG as one of the “10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow […]

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It’s not easy to keep participants engaged in meetings, even when you’re sitting across the table from them. But when everyone is sitting in their individual houses — often with spouses, kids and barking dogs in the next room — it’s even trickier to pull this off. With much of America working from home now, […]

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Growth. All businesses and professionals should desire it and most certainly need it. But achieving and sustaining growth in today’s uber-complex environment —whether corporate, entrepreneurial or personal career growth — takes multifaceted vision, ingenuity and agility. Indeed, a lack of growth in business speaks volumes. But, even as businesses at large strive to thrive, so, […]

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Anyone involved in the events industry is familiar with requests for proposals (RFPs). From city-wide conventions and association conferences to incentive trips and large-scale promotional events, each opportunity starts with an RFP. They’re everywhere. We have recognized that RFPs are a great tool for growing your book of business, but the process can be monotonous, […]

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Travel isn’t always a bed of roses. There are natural disasters, tainted products, bad actors, data breaches, regional and global viruses, and events big and small that require industries to step up, speak up, and do whatever it takes to take care of their employees and customers. As the COVID-19 outbreak affects dozens of countries, […]

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With the rise of small meetings and corporate events, the modern event landscape provides a long list of demands for event planners…

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