For the Greater Good

For the Greater Good

As an event producer, most of the time, we are working on meetings for corporate or association clients. We help their employees or members work to be more innovative in order to increase market share or to recognize the performance of their audience. Then there are events that are for the greater good of our society. In this case, the event was for those who live on the west or… Read More »

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What Color Best Describes You and Your Meetings?

What Color Best Describes You and Your Meetings?

Colors are everywhere. Whether you are wearing them or just walking to and from the office, there is no mistake that this world is exploding with different colors. It comes as no shock, then, that colors can make people think and feel a certain way. For example, the color yellow can remind someone of happiness, fall, or the sun. The color blue can remind people of sadness, the sea, or… Read More »

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Exercise In Discovery

Exercise In Discovery

In the working world, multiple generations are beginning to work together for one common goal: to complete a task or a job. Communication and problem solving between two generations can be difficult and this is due to different skills and abilities. This week, Eloqui, a presentation skills firm sent out: Exercise in Discovery. Their assignment was to give ad vice on how to read and speak the language of each… Read More »

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Millennials and Money

Millennials and Money

In a recent Chicago Tribune article there were several interesting insights into Millennials  and their thoughts on the topic of money. While many of this generation are saddled with massive student debt, underemployed and underpaid, there are some Millennials who have a successful career path but they tend to think differently about their wealth and money. For instance, Josh McFarland, a graduate of Stanford University, found himself in $40,000 worth… Read More »

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Schmoozing…The Art of Connecting and Networking!

Schmoozing…The Art of Connecting and Networking!

A common worry lately is the idea that small talk and conversation is starting to deplete and people are beginning to lose this very important skill. For younger generations, experts place the blame on videogames and texting for the lack of ability to communicate. According to The Wall Street Journal, in an article titled “How To Be A Better Conversationalist” by Elizabeth Bernstein, one can develop conversational intelligence. Bernstein expresses… Read More »

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Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

One of my favorite emails that I receive is from an old friend from Chicago’s South Side, Debbie Shames who runs Eloqui, a presentation and communication training company, which sends out an email once a week titled “Eloqui Tip of the Week.” In the world of corporate communications we strive to be great storytellers of our mission, vision and successes to help create a positive culture. For this week, the… Read More »

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Rules for College Graduates

Rules for College Graduates

Graduating from college can be an exciting, yet frightening time, in a young individual’s life. Many seek out answers and advice on where to go and what to do next. Recently, Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal gave college graduates his personal advice, publishing as his “29 Rules for College Graduates.” Some of my favorites include: Relax. Nobody expects anything from you for the first 80 to 90 years.… Read More »

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North American Global Powerhouse

North American Global Powerhouse

While reading the Wall Street Journal the other day, there was an article, written by George P. Schultz, which caught my eye. As professionals, many of us hear about powerhouses and economies regularly. What many may notice is how the North America Global Powerhouse is overlooked, which includes the countries; Mexico, Canada, and the United States. When President Bill Clinton ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement, it opened the… Read More »

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People Continue to Work Well Into Their 70’s

People Continue to Work Well Into Their 70’s

Checking my Linked In page is something that I try to do daily. I can catch up with old business peers and even network with some new ones. A few weeks ago, though, something different caught my eye. Two marketing and communications professionals that I know were updating their skill sets. The interesting part is that they both happen to be well into their 70’s. Then just last week, I… Read More »

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MPI-CAC Education Program & Networking Event

MPI-CAC Education Program & Networking Event

On July 10th, 2013 at Navy Pier, the MPI Chicago chapter will be hosting an industry collaboration to discuss trends in meetings and events. Esprit Productions is honored to be in charge of productions for this event. The event is scheduled to begin with a panel of professionals discussing current industry trends. The second panel will focus on the impact that meeting planners can have on their events. Industry professionals… Read More »

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