When it comes to helping people in need, sitting down and writing a check is always a good idea. But when you can unite a team to support a cause, it can be even better. Bringing people together through a shared activity spreads good will and makes the act of giving more satisfying for everyone. In that spirit, we offer these guidelines for planning a charitable group activity:
The bigger the event, the bigger the challenge. Ah, but the sweeter the victory. And so, following the successful outcome of our biggest show of the year, Cisco Live! 2018, we offer 5 must-haves that will help make your big events—and even your small ones—a guaranteed hit.
Cross your fingers. Knock on wood. Or better yet, the next time you buy something, make sure it’s got a guarantee. After all, with all the stuff in our lives—ultra-sonic jewelry cleaners, wine refrigerators, sound bars, soda-making machines, digital assistants and who knows what else—it seems like something’s bound to conk out or blow up any minute.
So it’s good to know that when it does, there’s a guarantee it’ll be fixed or replaced, free of charge. Peace of mind at last.
If you’re like most businesses, you probably have at least one crazy-busy time each year. We sure do. In fact, we’re smack-dab in the middle of it, with over fifty exhibits having shipped in just April and May alone, and forty more to come in June. So you can imagine, it’s one of those high-pressure, do-or-die times when a few words of advice can go a long way toward keeping us focused, refreshed and giving our usual 110%.
So it’s a no brainer why our account team loves the book Life Hacks by Keith Bradford. It’s a collection of, well, life hacks, a term coined in 2004 to describe the shortcuts IT professionals use and today means any trick or skill that increases productivity in all walks of life.
Celebrations, even little ones, matter. They really do. Whether it’s a birthday, a new house, breaking 100 in golf, a promotion or whatever else seems fitting, drawing people we care about together for a festive moment is a ritual we might want to think about twice before skipping.
As every business traveler knows, going on the road can really throw a monkey wrench into your usual workout schedule. So here are a few hard-won travel tips suggested by members of our account team for making workouts on the road easier to do, whatever your preferred style happens to be:
Top Workplaces, the program that recognizes companies with exceptional work cultures, has been in our region for five years now. Over that time, hundreds of companies applied for it and dozens received it. But only 12 earned it every single year. So we wondered what special practices or attitudes might be shared by these high achievers. Here are five that stood out to us:
By now, almost everyone has heard about the awesome power of gamification to engage and motivate audiences. So we thought we’d share a few things we’ve learned along the way that can help make a game engagement successful. To illustrate each point, we’ll refer to a game we just featured at EXHIBITORLIVE called Maximum Impact. Here are our top three:
Someone once said that getting ahead comes from being in the right place at the right time. And most of us would agree that luck does seem to play a role in the paths we take in life and maybe even in how things turn out in the end.
But here’s a question. What if you find yourself in the right place at the right time without the right skills to act upon it? Thinking about such things, it was science giant Louis Pasteur who said “chance favors the prepared mind.” And that feels about right. Through education, hard work and experience, it seems clear that the more prepared we are, the luckier we will appear to be.