Monday, May 17, 2010

2 Meeting Suggestions from Judith

My friend Judith Lindenau has these 2 excellent meeting tips in a recent blog post:

1. Publish the Twitter hashtag along with the meeting registration materials

My comment: how oh how have we not learned this yet?

2. Get rid of the cheesy advertising name tags when members head for [Capitol] Hill

My comments: Amen! I don't think it matters at regular conferences, but when we wear the badge with Members of Congress and their staff we shouldn't look like paid billboards. Or at least put our legislative message on the lanyard instead of a vendor name.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Banquet Table Decoration Idea

From a dinner held at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History: A little stuffed animal elephant with each place card. Thought it was a great idea: easy to pack, fairly inexpensive, endearing, people actually want to leave with it. Bringing new meaning to "the elephant in the room," the tables were set up in an area of the museum with a gigantic taxidermied elephant.