How many times have you gone to a conference and had mariachis greet you at the door as you filed in for the morning’s keynote speaker? The photo above is how we were welcomed on day one.
I snapped a photo of the performers and posted it to Twitter before the first keynote, Shawn Achor, even made it to the stage to begin his presentation.
No one will dispute the value of our professional networks. One of the main reasons people attend conferences is to meet other like-minded people and interact with them face-to-face. With the prevalence of social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the virtual contacts that we make are becoming more commonplace and more relevant.
Steven Stout, CAE (@stevenjs), HFTP’s Director of Meetings and Events, gave a brilliant presentation at the Leadership Summit about Twitter. I would campaign to have a video of his presentation on the HFTP web site as a resource to everyone. (Completely off topic, Steven used Prezi for his presentation. I stopped using PowerPoint earlier this year in favor of Prezi and love it. Check it out at www.prezi.com.) Read More »
I’m sitting in a pitch-black ballroom with 150 strangers, trying to make an origami diamond and the directions are coming from a man who is trying to read the instructions while wearing a miner’s headlamp. What have I gotten myself into?!
As the newest member of the Board of the South Carolina Chapter, I was lucky enough to have the chance to attend this year’s Leadership Summit. Leadership traditionally takes place for a day and a half before the convention starts and is comprised mostly of chapter board members and volunteer leaders of the local HFTP chapters. Read More »