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How to Organize a Successful Conference Call

Jan 10, 2020 10:46:49 AM / by Colleen McDonough

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People in all types of roles are called upon to conduct conference and video calls at one time or another. Often, you must ask yourself: How can I manage people I don’t see? At times, conference calls can be frustrating and feel like a waste of time (like the video below).

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Part 1-Building a Great Program Presentation: Components of a Quality Educational Program

Nov 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Joanna Truitt posted in Association Management, Professional Development & Certification

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This is part one of a five part series on "Building a Great Program Presentation".

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Attendee Badge Trends: What Works for Your Annual Event?

Nov 11, 2019 1:56:06 PM / by Cathy Vick posted in Association Management, Meetings & Conventions

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We’ve come a long way from the “Hello my name is” peel and stick name tags. Today’s convention badges are bright and colorful with innovative digital capabilities and are instrumental to the success of your event. The main goal of a convention is to educate and facilitate relationships to further the business of its attendees and the event badge makes all that possible. Today’s convention badge clearly displays your name and so much more.

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Did You Pick the Right Candidate?

Oct 4, 2019 11:42:35 AM / by Molly Alton Mullins posted in Association Management, Human Resources

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I love my job. I am one of those people who lives to work, and who loves interacting with clients, pitching new business, you name it. Every day at SEVEN12 Management is a little bit different than the previous, and I thrive in that kind of constant activity. However, if you ask me what my least favorite part of my job is, I can answer you without hesitation: I HATE hiring employees. I hate writing a job description, trying to find a good candidate, interviewing them, I could go on. But I know it’s a necessary evil because our company does not exist without quality staff running it. So how do I make interviewing less painful? I pay for tools that help streamline the process to ensure that once I offer a position, I know I’ve selected the best person for the job.

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The Importance of First Impressions

Sep 19, 2019 3:16:01 PM / by Stacie Binnix posted in Association Management

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As the Office Manager for SEVEN12 Management, I am the first person you encounter when you arrive at our headquarters. I take extra care to make sure your first impression of our business is a positive, and lasting, one. 

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The Future of Time Travel

Sep 5, 2019 4:04:21 PM / by Spencer Flaherty posted in Marketing & Communications

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The current year is 2140, time travel has become accessible to any single person regardless of their wealth. The ability to take yourself to any previous time is easily accomplished through a few movements of your Digital Brain Controller. Revisiting your organization 25, 50, or even 100 years ago is simple and speaking with historical board and volunteer members is commonplace. All sensory input is quickly within reach – except for smell (which may be preferred for pre-1920s travel).

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How Should a Board Manage Money?

Jul 22, 2019 12:53:01 PM / by Don Smith posted in Association Management, Financial Management, Strategic Thinking & Decision Making

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In the world of association management, few things are as important as the financial health of an organization. In my almost 40 years as a certified public accountant, I have seen many organizations flourish – and fall apart – if daily financials and overall investment strategies are not properly managed. At SEVEN12 Management, we oversee literally hundreds of accounting codes, payments and receivables, investment portfolios, you name it. That’s why keeping on top of things and reporting properly to the board of directors is so important.

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Podcast: The Value of Membership

Jul 9, 2019 11:21:53 AM / by Courtney Stewart posted in Association Management, Marketing & Communications, Membership Services

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Have you ever struggled with conveying the value of membership? It’s a challenge to convince prospective and current members. Vincent Moulden, SEVEN12's Account Executive & Digital Media Manager, sits down with Courtney Stewart, SEVEN12’s Membership & Programs Manager to discuss how she faces this challenge.

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Should You Invite Young Professionals? Grow Your Conference, Grow Your Industry

Jun 24, 2019 10:07:42 AM / by Amy J. Halligan posted in Association Management, Meetings & Conventions

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Should young professionals attend conferences and training events? How do we get them (and their leadership) on board? What are young professionals actually looking for in a conference or professional training? How do we market to them appropriately?

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Five Things Not To Do At A Convention

Jun 10, 2019 2:16:13 PM / by Jessica Hauser Forte posted in Association Management, Meetings & Conventions

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Jessica Hauser Forte, SEVEN12 Management's VP, Client Experience, provides the essential guide for Convention attendees to have the best Convention experience – by curbing some troubling behavior. 

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