Events

Inventing an Event: Finding Your Voice

It seems simple enough: the leader should be the voice.  The one at the front should have the pipes to voice the organization’s image. Well, for us, it just happened to work out that way. The North Dallas Chamber’s partnership with Radio KAAM 770 for the Big D BBQ Battle meant we had to voice …

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Inventing an Event: Beer

One critical element of a successful event is beer.  All along we’ve been billing this event as “beer, beef and a band.” Let’s explore each of these elements as they relate to The Big D BBQ Battle.” OK, enough of the professorial posturing, this is about finding a good brew, a great brand that matches …

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Inventing an Event: The Big D BBQ Saga

When I signed on to the North Dallas Chamber a year ago, one of my assignments from my new boss was a “BHAG.” BHAG, you say? Well what he really meant was a “Big Hairy Audacious Goal.” I think the term has it’s origin’s in Jim Collins’ book, “Good to Great.” So, over the next …

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Frank Lucas’ take on networking events

“The loudest guy in the room is the weakest guy in the room.”–Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) in “American Gangster.” Sure you want to dress “appropriately” when you attend an event.  It’s not just about what others are wearing it’s also about how loud or quiet you want to be and how you want to fit …

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Using Speaking Engagements to Connect

I dialed her number to return her call and was greeted by her upbeat voice.  Joan had just returned from a lunchtime speaking engagement. “I just had to tell you that after today’s talk,” she announced,” that I have four potential new clients.” I couldn’t be happier.  But I’m not surprised. At all. Joan is …

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