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Lessons from The Boss

Posted by Andy Freed on 2/18/16 10:45 AM

presentation_tips.jpgI love my job. And I love my family. But there are times I’m “this close” to throwing it all away to just follow Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band around the country. He’s out on tour again, and I’m slated to see him at least four times this tour alone. 

If you’ve not been to a Springsteen show, there’s nothing else like it. His recent show in Boston was three and a half hours long, and included the 66-year-old Springsteen crowd-surfing during "Hungry Heart" and simply never taking a break from the first song to the last. 

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Topics: Association Management, Meeting

Agenda Setting

Posted by Andy Freed on 2/10/15 7:00 AM

Ever really think about the agenda for a meeting? Often, agendas aren’t created with a lot of thought, they’re just a list of things that an association or consortium needs to cover in its meeting. But a properly structured agenda can be the difference between an effective meeting and one that drifts.

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Topics: Meeting, Associations, Association Boards

Association Meetings, Sweat The Details

Posted by Andy Freed on 10/26/11 5:00 AM

It’s meeting season. Over the past three weeks, our clients have held nearly a dozen meetings and conferences of all types—with over 2500 total attendees.

We’ve had some great success with our meetings and events in recent weeks. As I think about why, it struck me that there are a few general rules that associations should keep in mind when holding events of any size:

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Topics: Operations, Meeting, Conference Planning, Membership

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