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Planning your Conference or Formal Event

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Formal events tend to be hit or miss. When they're done right, they're smart, fun and sophisticated. When they're done wrong, well, it's just a bunch of people muddling around in high heels and penguin suits. If you're in the midst of planning a form...
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Planning a Conference - Here are 10 top tips

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10 Tips For Your Conference   The Event Planner's event checklist for conferences.     Identify possible dates   When defining the date for your conference it is helpful to have several possible dates in mind. Sometimes t...

10 Classic Team Building Activities

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There are many different reasons why companies use team building activities. A small sampling of these reasons include: Improving communication, boosting morale, motivation, ice breakers to help get to know each other better, learning effective strat...
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Business Trends Favor Team Building

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According to Diane Rawlings, "current business trends of globalization, accelerated growth, and reengineering are requiring more cross-functional collaboration and integrated strategies across organizations" (2000, p. 36). Rawlings contends that a ne...

Budgeting for a meeting or Conference

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Meetings and Conference Venues - budgeting   Budgeting for a Meeting or Conference   The choice of venue is only one of the costs associated with a meeting. Depending on the nature of the meeting and how many are attending, the venue...

Conference Formats

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Conference formats   The range of conference formats is designed to create a diverse and lively academic atmosphere and to allow for different preferences in style of presentation. Each of the formats outlined below are equally valuable, but...

Outdoor Team Building Events

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Individual Activities   These are examples of individual sports, but can be used on team events: you compete in teams and add your scores together: Archery There are different types of bows, requiring different degrees of strength.  ...

Does Team Building Work?

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  We've all heard those stories about work teams heading out to the wilderness to perform team-building activities involving bungee cords and rock-climbing walls. But do these gimmicks actually help teams communicate better?   The truth ...
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How to organise a conference

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  The word “conference” may bring to mind a group of academics presenting and arguing about their work on a college campus, or business people creating market strategies in a hotel. But those aren't the only kinds of conferences. All conference...

Team Building Activities

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Team Building Activity - Build the tallest tower.   Participants work to build the tallest free-standing tower they can. Communication | Collaboration | Team Strategy Illustrate the importance of collaboration and communication. Group Size ...

Conference Speakers

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Most businesses these days hold conferences during the year as they provide the ideal platform to share information with a large number of people, usually staff, clients or industry peers, as well as offering great networking opportunities. One of th...

Team Building Icebreakers

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There are four main types of team building activities, which includes: Communication activities, problem solving and/or decision making activities, adaptability and/or planning activities, and activities that focus on building trust. The idea is to p...

What to ask when booking a conference venue

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When you're scouting for a conference location, it can be easy to get caught up in minor details and forget to ask about something important. Before you speak with a venue's sales manager, you should make a list of your requirements. This ensures th...
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Tips for Planning a Conference

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Identify possible dates When defining the date for your conference it is helpful to have several possible dates in mind. Sometimes the location of your choice will not available on your preferred date so you have to switch to another date. It is ...

Teambuilding

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You've probably been involved in a team-building exercise at some point. Perhaps it was a weekend retreat, or an afternoon at the climbing gym learning to rely on one another, or a day on the golf course getting to know everyone. But, whether or n...

Basic Management Principles

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Management is always important even in your personal life, that ultimately point you to your destiny.  In business good management will help you keep the company on the mark.  Companies that does not have good management criteria usually go...
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Learning the art of Viticulture - Vineyard Management

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Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. When the grapes are used for winemaking, it is also known as viniculture. It is a branch of th...
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6 Reasons Why You Should Learn First Aid

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  1. An Accident Could Be Around The Corner Everybody knows that the future is uncertain. An accident can happen at any time, in any place. A quick look at our recent news items highlights the everyday nature of accidents that occur in our liv...
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Fire Safety in the Workplace

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It is vital to have a fire plan in the workplace that ensures all employees can get out of the building safely. Whether you are the employee or the employer, there are a number of things you need to make sure are known to be prepared for, and properl...
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The Importance Of Developing Computer Skills

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The Importance Of Developing Computer Skills Nowadays it is important for people to have basic knowledge about IT because computers are used practically everywhere. It happens very often that employers hire people who are able to use PCs and may rej...