The Art of Attraction: Developing Authentic Platform Presence

Among the many hats a speaker wears is one that reads "Energy Manager." We know, as do the planners who hire us, that the attendees at a program experience one of two energy flow states. At just about any moment, they're either being energized or they are being drained of their liveliness.

Whether or not the participants remain alert and interested depends on many things, not the least of which is how we understand and direct the flow of their energy, particularly that energy which flows between the audience and ourselves up on the platform. When we say we "connect" with our audience, we are referring to the energy stream flowing between them and us. The quality of this connection with the speaker determines the level of our own success, because the state these attendees find themselves in often determines the level of success the meeting achieves. When the audience is charged by our presence and the attention is directed toward us, we are where we want to be and they are where we want them! This is what is meant by "holding the audience's attention."

Using Pocket Folders to Beat Office Chaos

You're just about to leave the office for an important meeting with a potential new client. You've got the address, the name of the person you're meeting with, and you've got those all-important documents that you know will help you clinch this deal. Wait a minute. You thought you had those documents. You left them in a neat pile on your desk just a few minutes ago. And then someone left the door open and your papers are scattered all over the floor. Already one has a dirty footprint on it.

If this sounds like a familiar scenario, it's time you started using pocket folders. These simple and undervalued bits of folded card are set to be your saviors at times like these. If you'd only inserted your carefully chosen documents into one of those neat looking pocket folders, you'd already be out that door by now and halfway to your meeting.

Office Window Washing - Leave It To The Professionals

The way your company is kept clean will have either a positive or a negative impression on your clients. If you want to maintain a clean working environment, one cost effective way is to hire an office window washing company. This service will not only improve the overall look of your building structure, but also having clean windows has proven to improve the morale of employees. A professional window cleaning company that has been around a long time knows what it takes to keep the glass around your building sparkling clean.

An efficient cleaning service can wash your windows whenever you need them done. If you are hosting a big event for the company, you do not have to worry about the condition of your windows.

Buying or Renting Trade Show Pedestals: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

The start of the trade show is 2 hours away. The set up is going great. Everything so far is looking spectacular. Everything except... Except the fact that the pedestals never arrived from your exhibit supplier. OK, don't panic. Take a deep breath. You can just set the product up on the floor. Um, no. I know! Steve can hold them, he is sometimes called the human pedestal around the office anyway... Wait! Boxes! Cardboard boxes will hold them! No... the product weighs 40 pounds - an accident waiting to happen. Alright Steve, get your hazmat suit on we're down to dumpster diving - just find something we can use as a pedestal!

Has this ever happened to you? Maybe it's a slight over-dramatization. Or maybe not. Either way, no one wants to end up in a frustrating situation like this. That's why renting vs. buying display pedestals has turned into one of the classic dilemmas for trade show planners.