Tag: radical hospitality.

Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. There are many associations that tout their open and supportive cultures. But when it gets to “go time,” does that culture manifest at your conferences and meetings? Online … [Read more…]

The Crisis of Connection

We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely. We’re experiencing a global epidemic level of loneliness. Last week, the U.K. appointed Tracey Crouch as the Minister of Loneliness after the British parliament released a five-year study on loneliness that found more than 9 million people in the country reported they often or always feel lonely. … [Read more…]

Embracing Otherness for Conference Uniqueness [Webinar]

Think about the last time you approached a stranger and asked if you could help them? Now ask yourself; Did that person look like me? Robert Putnam, Harvard Political Scientist claims that when most of us are faced with diversity, we retreat and close our doors. As a species we are attracted to sameness and … [Read more…]

Welcoming All With Conference Radical Hospitality

I stood at the door and welcomed people into the room. It was a simple act. One of profound importance. “Welcome and thanks for being here. I appreciate your time.” Many smiled and shook my hand. Some were shocked. Some exclaimed I was the only presenter that had done that. Setting The Space With Welcoming … [Read more…]

Four Deeds Your Conference Must Exploit

Your conference should be something to be experienced! It should be an action verb, not a passive experience. It should be something that participants do, not consume. The following four deeds are how to create an active unforgettable transformative conference experience for your participants. You need these deeds to grow your conference. They are the … [Read more…]