Smart Connections

Okay Seahawks, we did NOT see that coming. And even though I’m sad, there’s lots of amazing things that we’re reading this week to keep you connected now that you’ve left the Super Bowl party. Here’s your smart connections for the week

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Smart Connections

Lots and lots of email is really what I’m reading as I continue to try and catch up from vacation, a work event, and a conference. That being said, it’s a wonderful time of year for sports, gossip, and politics. Here’s some smart connections for the end of the week.

Smart Connections

I‘m on an airplane headed to Miami for NSA’s 2015 CSP/CPAE Summit and then jetting north to Chi-Town (where it’s a balmy -11 degrees) for PCMA Convening Leaders. Lots of learning and networking is in my future. Not a bad way at all to start the year off right. Here’s what I’m reading this week.…

Smart Connections

I’ve just returned from the LA Small Business Expo and wow, did they have some great exhibitors! All of the amazing conversations got me thinking about connections and how we make, keep, and sustain them. From my email and online correspondence, it seems I’m not the only one sussing out what it means to identifying how to make a relationship stick

Smart Connections

PCMA Convene outlines the things that scare event professionals the most (always the sacred zombie cows, always) #NYC loves Taylor Swift. It’s time you just give in and love her too Facebook adds trending topics, and once again you will need to update your smart phone app, figure out your new profile. and help your confused grandmother…

Smart Connections

Madeleine Albright is still Team #COCO but reminds Conan that true ladies own the conversation I’m counting down the days to primary season, but first Mashable takes a look at why these midterms might be the most important time in electoral politics in quite some time Participants confirm what conference planners have always hoped, they’re…

Smart Connections

Forbes tells me 6 new ways to get my coworkers and boss to love my ideas Smart meetings are thinking digital: Check out PCMA Convene’s latest article on live streaming featuring Digitell’s great simulcast system Velvet Chainsaw’s Jeff Hurt never fails with a great 2015 forecast for social media, customer service, and what’s hot in…

Smart Connections

It’s convention evaluation time and next steps in the 2015 and 2016 cycle so my week has a lot of focus on: Adrian Segar’s Four Important truths for conference evaluation Re-reading Velvet Chainsaw’s amazing 2013 Speaker Report and checking out Sarah Michel’s Connexity concepts Writing great learning objectives with advice from eLearning expert, Connie Malamed Planning…