Filling the Swag Bag: Some Tips and a Few of Our Favorite Things

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

We support many client events—from tradeshows to customer appreciation parties to air shows. The types of events and guests really run the gamut. One thing we’re often tasked with is coming up with ideas for swag/giveaway items. Since it’s something that comes up multiple times each year, we thought it…

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Focused, Fast & Fun: Our Q1 Recap

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The old saying that time flies–and goes faster the older you are–certainly held true for Q1. My thanks to our fabulous team for your skills, dedication, creativity, and care and to our awe-inspiring clients who entrust us with their branding, marketing, and communication needs. Focus is a key success factor…

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Celebrating Attitudes & Attire’s 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A charitable event like no other, Attitudes & Attire hosted their 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show today. Some 700 of us packed the Dallas Market Center to listen to powerful client stories, celebrate award winners, look at fashion, dine on a scrumptious veggie plate, and for a few lucky…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 3: Exiting the Event)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

We’ve made it to the final part of our blog series on networking events. With our first two posts you’ve prepped and chatted with the best of them. Now, let’s make sure you close the conversation and follow-up properly to keep the relationship going. Closing the Conversation Exiting a conversation…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 2: Starting a Conversation)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Last week’s post shared how to prep and arrive at an event. Today, we focus on the meatiest and most valuable area: what to ask and say during the event. How to Get Started REMEMBER: You already have one thing in common with every person in the room. You are…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 1: Before You Arrive)

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Over the years I’ve planned and attended hundreds of events as well as helped our clients do the same for hundreds more. For most folks it takes lots of practice (and a few awkward conversations or moments of silence along the way) to feel comfortable entering and chatting with a…

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Celebrating a Shared Culture & Honoring a Visionary: APQC’s Inaugural Founder’s Day

Friday, October 9th, 2015

As some of you noticed on @PaigeDawson yesterday, I had the good fortune to spend the day with APQC (the American Productivity & Quality Center) for the Inaugural Founder’s Day & Jack Grayson’s 92nd Birthday Celebration. What an inspirational event! I have a special affinity for APQC (as a long-term…

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