JUN 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources Meeting Site Showcase ConventionSouth June 2012 Cover: 11Enough Features: 12 15 16 7 Easy Ways To Create Exciting Presentations "Engaging the audience is of the utmost importance or youʼll lose them by the first break," said Joy Brown, manager of the Morehead (Ky.) Conference Center. Learn how to woo attendeesʼ attention and keep them tuned into the message. Dazzle Your VIPs Need to impress your VIP attendees for your next event? No problem. Weʼve rounded up 6 exclusive and distinct hotels to dazzle them with- out breaking the bank. SMERF Planning Guide: Your Vision Brought To Life Need help creating a memorable, yet cost-effective event for your social, military, educational, religious or fraternal group? Harness the insight from in-house facilitators and get the credit without doing all the work. Plus, six must-have tech tools no SMERF planner should be without. 4 ConventionSouth JUNE 2012 Fluff VOLUME 28 • NUMBER 10 In a recent interview with ConventionSouth, Charlie Hawkins, author of 'Make Meetings Matter' said, "When it comes to organizing successful meetings, most planners fall short." In our cover story, we reveal why excessive frills and fluff are yesterday's news and why successful planners are focusing on content that is relevant and meaningful. In Every Issue: Perspectives 6 7 8 10 52 Commentary from Associate Publisher Marlane Bundock Making Headlines News From Across The South Meet The Planner The lives & times of meeting & event pros just like you! Advertising Reference Guide www.con v

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