Lois Creamer Blog

Force-Majeure Clauses and Professional Speakers

Force-Majeure Clauses and Professional Speakers

There is an interesting article (via MeetingsNet, link below) on Force-Majeure and meeting planners. Thinking about speakers and this subject is interesting with COVID in the rearview mirror. (Hopefully.) I don’t remember hearing much about Force Majeure before COVID....

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Speaking of Change, Leadership, Team building

Speaking of Change, Leadership, Team building

If you speak about change, leadership, or team building, there are many opportunities you may not have considered a fit for your business. I posted a while ago bout a pharmaceutical company merging with another. Anytime you see two companies merging (and it’s...

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Meeting Intelligence Report – August 2023

Meeting Intelligence Report – August 2023

I come bearing news of great joy to all the world, especially for speakers! According to Knowland, data provider in the meetings and events business, US volume for July 2023 was up ... are you ready ... 22% over a year ago. That’s quite a jump and a reason for...

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6 Top Trends Shaping the Meeting Scene 2023

6 Top Trends Shaping the Meeting Scene 2023

I read a great article that I will put in the comments below on “6 Top Trends Shaping the Meeting Scene in 2023”. Link to full article: https://www.meetingsnet.com/corporate-meetings-events/6-top-trends-shaping-meetings-scene-2023 Here’s a synopsis: Inflation...

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Are You an Expert or a Generalis

Are You an Expert or a Generalis

Being a generalist used to be a great thing. Many newer speakers still think it’s a great thing. I hate to report the bad news, but that idea is so last century. The market now wants experts, speakers, and consultants who go deep in one particular area instead of...

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July 2023 Meetings Update

I’m summarizing several articles with information gleaned from MeetingsNet. • Speaker Fees Rising More Than Event Budgets – Be aware that meeting professionals report that this is what they see. They also report some disconnect between speakers and planners that we...

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Keynotes, Breakouts, and Workshops

Keynotes, Breakouts, and Workshops

It can be a confusing scenario: the overuse and misconstrued use of terms such as "keynote", "workshop", “breakout”, and "seminar", each being interpreted differently depending on the individual or organization. The lack of a universal understanding of these terms has...

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Speaking Industry Update – June, 2023

I’m reading a lot about economic slowdowns, inflation, and banks failing. Yet, I’m here to tell you, the speaking industry is doing well. In fact, US hotels report they’re outperforming even their most optimistic projections. (US Hospitality Directions: May 2023)....

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Speaking Industry Update May 2023

Speaking Industry Update May 2023

Industry Report May 2023 Hot off the press is another Special Events report. Summarizing the following main points you need to know. Understand that this report is released by AAE Speakers Bureau. As you read information regarding fees, keep this in mind. Most...

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