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    How to Overcome Idea-to-Idea Syndrome

    Most ideas never fully happen. It's a sad truth. There are probably more half-written novels in the world than there are novels, and the majority of new business ideas and solutions to society's gravest problems will never see the light of day. Yes, you may conceive something brilliant, great execution is rare: Without sound leadership, our natural creative tendencies become ...
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    Meeting Planning 101

    Meeting Planning 101
    Last summer, Robbie Davis was planning a meeting at a hotel for company personnel. In her email to attendees, she unknowingly made a typo in the link to the hotel's Web site, leading recipients instead to a pornography site. While she immediately sent another email correcting the error and asking recipients to disregard the first one, coworkers clicked the original link ...
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    Tips for Successful Event Planning

    Tips for Successful Event Planning
    Event planning can turn even the most capable person into a ball of nerves. But if you've been selected to plan your company's next holiday party, awards banquet or open house, relax. Our helpful tips can make the process go more smoothly and successfully. Initial Considerations First, consider how you want your event to look and feel. Think about: What kind ...
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    Go Out and Play: Planning Company Retreats

    Go Out and Play: Planning Company Retreats
    Say "company retreat" at the office, and suddenly employees cringe imagining stuffy conference rooms and mind-numbing lectures. That's not a retreat; that's a meeting--and it's neither inspirational nor effective. If you want a new way to motivate a dream team, try "play" first and "work" second. Drew Warmington, 41, founder and CEO of iLeads.com in Newport Beach, California, lets his employees ...
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    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace

    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace
    Holiday party planning can get dicey when companies add diversity to their merrymaking mix. How do you appeal to all without leaving someone out in the cold? "Put the emphasis on celebrating," advises workplace diversity consultant Sondra Thiederman, PhD, author of Making Diversity Work, founder of Cross-Cultural Communications and a Monster contributing writer. The key: "Focus more on what we share ...
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    Reduce Office-Party Waste

    Reduce Office-Party Waste
    This article has been excerpted from 101 Ways to Turn Your Business Green by Rich Mintzer, available from Entrepreneurpress.com Whether it's an end-of-the year holiday party or any other celebration throughout the year, it is still important to think green, and not only on St. Patrick's Day. Celebrations are wonderful times to bring your employees together and build teams, camaraderie and ...
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    How to: Organize a 5K Charity Run

    When you organize a charity run or walk-a-thon, you accomplish so much for the health of the community. For starters, you get a large group of people exercising. Who knows, your event just might be the starting point for some lifelong couch potatoes to take better care of their health! You’d also bring much-needed awareness for a health charity or ...
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    How to: 5 Steps to Organizing A Blood Drive

    Have you given blood before? It’s quick and it saves lives. Donated blood is used for all sorts of treatments, from anemia to leukemia. How about taking things a step further by organizing a local blood drive at your next community event? If you get at least 10 people to donate blood, you are already saving up to 30 lives. ...
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    Want to Help a Nonprofit? Plan a Fundraising Event

    Planning a fundraising event is a great skill to add to your nonprofit toolbox. Hosting a fundraiser isn’t rocket science. When you care enough about a cause to consider raising awareness or funds, you’re already halfway there. These are a few guidelines to help you put together a successful fundraiser with minimal fuss and hazard. Next Page: How To Steps→ ...
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