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Event Management: Brainstorming and Selecting Ideas

Following up on my Event Management post, today I’ll talk about brainstorming and selecting ideas for events. This is one of the more enjoyable parts of conference planning. This is a bit like brainstorming for vacation: with an unlimited budget … Continue reading

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Grad School: A Look Back

As May 11 passed this week, it occurred to me that it’s been 20 years since I got my master’s degree. Aside from saying, “Ouch,” and acknowledging a comment from a friend that I’m old, I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Building Trust

As someone who’s established a reputation for being trustworthy, I suppose it’s not a big surprise that I was once assigned the task of writing a class titled “Building Trust.” While I’ll share a few of the insights from that … Continue reading

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Usability in a Guest Service Environment

As some of you probably noticed, I’m a bit of a Star Wars fan. However, I have put off trying the latest Star Wars-related attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios because a) the lines have been too long and b) I … Continue reading

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Saving Lives With Checklists

The recent scary engine fireĀ aboard United flight 328 reminded me that a lot of our transportation infrastructure depends greatly upon clear, easy-to-read technical documentation–specifically, checklists. Today I’ll walk through some helpful guidelines for pilot checklists…or any checklist, for that matter.

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