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17 May

7 Ways to Drastically Reduce your Event Risks

By Andrea Driessen, Chief Boredom Buster As a meeting professional, you know that events bring inherent risks: security lapses, food-borne illness, lackluster presenters…to name a few. Some we can control. Some we can lessen. A few we can even eliminate. Others may look like as hazards—but with the right level of support, you can reduce or even eliminate them. At No More Boring Meetings, we’re ferociously dedicated to lessening 7 key risks in the talent and content realms: 1-Speaker cancellation. In nearly 20 years, we’ve had one speaker cancel. If that happens on your watch, No More Boring Meetings will act immediately to tap a deep network of supremely qualified speakers who can fill in.  Bam: problem solved. 2-Speaker delay. Why worry that your presenter will arrive late? Our speakers are required to choose flights to your event with at least one back up in case of airline delay or cancellation. Voila: you’re covered. 3-Trying to find a needle in a haystack of 80,000,000. Google “customer service speaker,” and you’ll get 80 million results. So you could either take the risk—and the time!—to sort through these yourself. Or have a short conversation with us, and break free from such crushing…

11 Jan

The ONE Secret to Reaching all your New Year Goals

By Andrea Driessen, Chief Boredom Buster, No More Boring Meetings   Did you set resolutions for 2012? Or at least up the ante on your goals? Bad news: The odds against you making change in your life are 9 to 1. EVEN IF you’re facing a life-threatening illness that demands change.  <Still my beating heart!> Good news: People remember things 65% better when they’re attached to pictures. Even better news: your brain will believe anything you tell it—and, most importantly—SHOW it. So, what’s the easiest, most powerful way to train your brain on your goals? It’s a simple combination of belief, expectation and a willingness to clearly picture how that future state looks and feels. And then taking bold actions toward this vision. In short, your ability to reach your goals and master change is as close as a piece of paper. Patti Dobrowolski is a nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, and the author of Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life.  All about unleashing your creative genius, she works with large and small teams around the world to help them create new and different strategies. She is also teaming up with the Bill…