TMG Thought Leadership

Speaking of Speakers: TMG Provides Tips to Use When Selecting Your Next Event Speakers

Posted by TMG Meetings and Events on Jun 14, 2018 5:10:29 PM

Whether you have been in the association management industry for a long period of time or are new to the field, you most likely have been to an event. Concerts, parades, parties-they are all events and all require planning, especially since they attract different audiences. Aside from having audiences, they also all have a focal point, a person or thing that the event features. For conferences and meetings, the focal point is often the keynote speaker or speakers. Select the right speakers and you can have amazingly positive feedback; select the wrong keynote speaker and you can receive the complete opposite. TMG has steps you can take to help find the right speakers for your next event, large or small.

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Topics: Events, Meetings and Events, Convention Management, Education Events, Medical Meetings, association management company

Need a Reason to Join an Association? TMG Gives You 5

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on Jun 12, 2018 5:08:49 PM

Within the association management company (AMC) industry, we joke that there is an association for everything, but it’s definitely not far from the truth.

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Topics: Membership, advocacy, volunteering, association management company

The Best Strategies for Your Strategic Planning

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Jun 5, 2018 3:51:22 PM

The topic of strategic planning is one that is (at least it should be) at top of mind for all associations and their leaders. Strategic planning is defined as a systematic process of envisioning the future of an association, organization or company, and then in-turn, translating the vision into broadly defined goals or objectives with a plan and steps to achieve them.

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Topics: Board of Directors, Strategic Discussions, Strategic Planning, Board Management, Succession Planing, productivity, vision, business plan, consulting and outsourcing

Driving Positive Change

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 31, 2018 3:20:58 PM
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Topics: Meetings and Events, Conferences, Volunteers, awareness, volunteering, Purpose, association management company, positive change

Jurassic Park and Associations: How the Two Are of the Same Species

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 22, 2018 4:23:10 PM

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Jurassic Park. Since then, four more movies were added including the one scheduled for release next month, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. How do ravenous reptiles compare to associations you ask? You’d be surprised.

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Topics: Events, Meetings and Events, Associations, association management company, Jurassic Park

US Association Management Company Partners with India-based Professional Convention Organizer

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 16, 2018 9:49:33 AM

MOUNT ROYAL, NJ – May 16, 2018 – Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), and Plan it! Meetings & Conferences India are jointly launching Vraata – Excellence in Association Management, providing associations with global experience, local connections, education and opportunity on the Indian sub-continent while enabling growth for the organizations each company represents and other international, national and regional associations that want to engage in India. Both firms are well-known within the association management and business events industries.

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Topics: Press Release, Meetings and Events, association management company, media, global, Vraata, consulting and outsourcing, India

Millennials by the Numbers

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 15, 2018 4:30:35 PM

According to Urban Dictionary, (yes, I think that at times, it can be considered an accurate source), there are two wings of "millennial" that are often at odds with each other: Generation Y, people born between 1981-1991, and Generation Z, people born between 1991-2001. Both Generation Y and Generation Z can be called "Millennials," with the primary difference between the two being technology. Generation Y (my generation) grew up on personal computers, cell phones and video game systems. Generation Z has been attached to tablets, smartphones and apps since birth. While neither likes to be “lumped in” with the other, both generations are transforming and altering communication and identity all over the world. These changes directly effect how companies and associations are (and should be) marketing to millennials.

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Topics: Marketing, Millennial, Membership, Membership Marketing, Millennials, Social Media, Associations, Communications, Volunteers, digital marketing

When I Grow Up: Careers in the AMC Industry

Posted by Gregg Talley on May 10, 2018 9:13:36 AM

This past December, I had the privilege of facilitating a panel at the Dubai Association Conference (DAC), an event that promotes dialogue and offers educational sessions for associations interested in exploring opportunities in the Middle East Region. Our session, Building Your Career Path, covered the ever-evolving world of professional development and how planning one’s career and achieving progressive learning through certification can be a game changer in career advancement and growth.

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Topics: AMC, Association Management, Professional Development, Gregg Talley, Thought Leadership, Associations, Chief Executive, Chief Staff Officer, Speakers, Mentoring, association management company

How to Ensure Your Audience Engagement has a Nice "Ring" to It

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 8, 2018 1:58:51 PM

Engagement doesn’t only apply to preparing to be married.

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Topics: Marketing, Engagement, Membership, Membership Marketing, Social Media, Association Management Software, Communications, LinkedIn, promotion

Can I Earn My Merit Badge in Branding?

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on May 3, 2018 11:33:57 AM

After 108 years, what was the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), made the country’s jaw drop as they announced that its program for children 11 to 17 years old will be known as "Scouts BSA” beginning in February 2019. The reason for the change is that BSA now allow girls into their program-another headline that the organization made just a few months ago. Girls will now have the opportunity to even earn the highest-ranking award, the Eagle Award, despite the fact that Girl Scouts offers the same high-ranking award, the Gold Award. The parent organization name will remain the Boy Scouts of America and the Cub Scouts program will also keep its title. Are you confused yet?

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Topics: Marketing, Membership Marketing, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Communications, Mission, vision, Purpose

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