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September 2011

Insight for leaders

Conversation with a leader...Valerie Walker

In a highly technical work environment, Valerie Walker has found her commitment to the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) gives her and her company a competitive advantage. Read more.>>

Alternative meeting formats

Looking for a new way to engage meeting attendees, particularly at a 2- or 3-day event where the same classroom seminar format begins to hypnotize participants and even the most dynamic presentations lose their excitement? Here are two alternatives to break the routine and potentially engage attendees who might otherwise stay on the sidelines. Read more.>>

How much is your meeting worth to the economy?

Here are some numbers to consider: the U.S. meetings industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $263 billion in spending, $60 billion in labor revenue, $14.3 billion in federal tax revenue and $11.3 billion in state and local tax revenue. Read more.>>

Trends, tips and tools for leaders

New Department of Transportation Rules.

New rules from the Department of Transporation give some respite to road warriors who have experienced cancelled flights, lost baggage, long waits on the tarmac and inexplicable costs. Read more. >>

More dollars & cents about business travel.

And while we're on the subject, according to the U. S. Travel Association, for every dollar invested in business travel, businesses benefit from an average of $12.50 in increased revenue and $3.80 in new profits. Read more.>>

The Art of Social Networking: The Twitter Chat

No one wants to leave a good conversation with newfound friends, and that's exactly what a good Twitter chat is. Read more. >>

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