I just found out “Imposter Syndrome” is a real thing.

Written by Ann Dosen According to Harvard Business Review, "imposter syndrome" is loosely defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving people, who find it difficult to accept their accomplishments. Normally, I’m a pretty confident person. I’m laid back; I assume everything will work [...]

Are You Wasting Your Marketing Budget?

Sarah and I believe that marketing dollars are never wasted. The difference is, sometimes you pay for impact and sales, other times you pay for lessons. I'm giving Sarah the credit for that genius line, it sounds like something she would say. Marketing is more art than science. Sometimes, a "throw it [...]

Stop Doing It Just Because “They” Did

How many times do you walk around an exhibit hall floor and see the glitz and glamour of other booths? Maybe it's a huge blimp-like sign above the booth coming from the ceiling... maybe it's a display with screens and lights built into the walls. Maybe it's not the booth [...]

Face Your Fear of Email Marketing

We've talked about email marketing before. You know we are big believers in the power of email marketing for many reasons. While we were at SAM 2022, our efforts were rewarded by the feedback we received from attendees while on-site. During the welcome reception Wednesday night, Sarah and I were [...]

Reaching Young Physicians

Scroll down to read this month’s tip for meeting planners. I have the same tip for podiatry suppliers this month. Go read the tip for meeting planners. We must stand out if we want to have any hope of catching – and keeping – the attention of the younger physicians. [...]

Start with Your Goal

Before deciding on conference sponsorships or add-on opportunities, you must determine your goal for the meeting. Is it booth traffic, scientific podium time, brand visibility, generating a buzz? If you are a brand-new company, you need to make a splash. You need your logo EVERYWHERE. Send as many representatives as you [...]

Try Adding in Some Fun!

Recently, Sarah and I held our first round of “Experienced Exhibitor Mastermind” focus groups. We spoke with many different types podiatry meeting exhibitors to discuss ideas on how meeting organizers can enhance the exhibitor experience. I always love hosting idea-sharing sessions like these because inevitably other solutions come to mind [...]

Patience is a Virtue

One of the things that I know we're all guilty of is jumping the gun on evaluating the effectiveness of a particular meeting. Most of the time, we base the effectiveness on the amount of on-site sales we achieved. That is a very fair and very important metric; but this [...]

Ya Git What Ya Git and Ya Don’t Throw a Fit

"Tough Love Sarah" is coming at y'all right now, my friends! But it's all in the spirit of positivity and growth. Just please don't T.P. my house after you read what I have to say. Here we go... Over the last year, while we've had virtual exhibit halls that didn't [...]

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