“Chicago Cubs’ Success Through Esprit de Corp”

“Chicago Cubs’ Success Through Esprit de Corp”

“CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!!” Something that every Cubs fans loves to hear, and it’s amazing! Having the realization that your organization’s success comes from great esprit de corp, priceless! This year with so many new player additions from their farm system and free agents there is hope on Chicago’s north side for at least a run at the playoffs. The new manager for the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon attributes Sunday’s… Read More »

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Group Learning & Shared Experience

Group Learning & Shared Experience

Two key benefits of Face-to-Face Communications and effectively using Group Learning & Shared Experience is the easy spreading of influence and people who belong to groups get things done to affirm their bonds. Doing things together creates a sense of mutual trust and shared influence begins. As you look at ways to harness the power of live events and to get a larger ROI for your event think of creating… Read More »

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The Value of Creating Content

The Value of Creating Content

The Value of Creating Content One huge asset that’s not being cultivated at many meetings is the content that you can create – from your event – for future marketing efforts. By videotaping and posting 3-5 minute highlight clips, you are positioning your organization as a thought leader in your field. For the past few years, our team has videotaped, edited and posted over 20 videos annually from the Nielsen… Read More »

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Carole Robertson Center for Learning Celebration & Fundraiser

Carole Robertson Center for Learning Celebration & Fundraiser

During the first week of April, Esprit Productions in conjunction with MPI’s Chicago Area Chapter produced this event at Room 1520 in Chicago. The CRCL Celebration is an annual event that recognizes the volunteer organizations that help support CRCL and helps to raise funds for this essential organization as they support the process of learning that begins at such an early age. Simply put, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning… Read More »

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Bright Future

Bright Future

This week, I am honored to be producing the Carole Robertson Center for Learning Celebration & Fundraiser – this annual event recognizes the volunteer organizations that help support CRCL and helps to raise funds for this essential organization. The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is named in memory of Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, and Denise McNair — the four girls who were tragically killed in the 1963… Read More »

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The Impact of Music

The Impact of Music

In past Esprit blogs and newsletters we have discussed the impact that music can have on an audience. In fact, each newsletter includes a playlist specific to the topic we are discussing in that issue. Now the retail business is taking this to a whole new level. Music surrounds us in our day-to-day lives, most of the time without us noticing, especially in a retail setting where shopping or eating… Read More »

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Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the big buzz was curved TV screens. The benefits are listed in the MarketWatch article below. At the Nielsen C360 Conference in June 2013, Esprit produced the general session using a curved 164’ screen, maximizing sight lines to help immerse the 1,200 audience members. Esprit is ahead of the curve when it comes to audience engagement!   Ahead of the Curve… Read More »

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Nine2Five

Nine2Five

If you’ve looked around your office lately (assuming you actually work at an office), you’ve surely noticed that gone are the days of the 9-5 nuclear workforce, tied to their cubicles, working independently toward an individual goal.  I recently ran across an article in the Chicago Tribune that pinpointed and articulated some of the changes in today’s workplace culture, including some trends that more closely resemble the prior movement.  The… Read More »

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Three weeks… Three Shows… Three Key Takeaways…

Three weeks…  Three Shows…  Three Key Takeaways…

I usually take away an idea or two from each event that I produce. I had the pleasure of planning and producing three multi-day events for Siemens over the past month and my experience at each show made a unique impression on me. Listening – At the recent Industry Leadership Conference, Siemens had a customer panel who, with very senior Siemens management in the audience, were frank about some key… Read More »

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Walkin’ the Talk

Walkin’ the Talk

One of my favorite hotels is the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, AZ. I have planned and produced four very successful meetings in the past seven years at this location including a management meeting just last week, with over 400 attendees. Starr Pass has everything I look for in a hotel meeting site: close proximity to the airport, elegantly understated, comfortable surroundings, great event space both inside and out,… Read More »

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