Category Archives: Franchise Events

WHERE to Next? Meeting Destination Tips!

We were talking to our friend Marcus Johnson, from the Reno/Tahoe Convention Visitor’s Bureau about franchise convention destinations the other day and he mentioned a great article from the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) that we thought we’d pass along. Leverage your Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) or Destination Management Organization (DMO) to Make Your…

Was My Franchise Convention a Wild Success?!?

Here’s Part 3 of SPEAK’s series with tips for creating Fantastic Franchise Conventions! In January, I again had the wonderful opportunity to co-facilitate (with Marcus Johnson, Reno/Tahoe Visitors Bureau) a Business Solutions Roundtable at IFA and listened to some of the most successful franchisors talk about their convention successes. Here’s Part 3 of our series…

Is Wellness Now a Factor in GREEN Meetings?

When looking to update our information on green meetings (because it had been 2015 since we’ve really taken a dive into this), I ran across something fresh that I wanted to share. It’s the addition of “wellness” as a focus. Paul Salinger, VP of Marketing at Oracle (which takes a rigorous approach to greening its…

Insider Notes on Innovative Franchise Conventions

Innovation is great, but proven, fresh ideas from other franchisors about their conventions…that’s awesome, right? In January, I again had the wonderful opportunity to co-facilitate (with Marcus Johnson, Reno/Tahoe Visitors Bureau) a Business Solutions Roundtable at IFA and listened to some of the most successful franchisors talk about their convention successes. The sessions were lively,…

Photos and Fun from IFA!

In the exuberance of re-connecting and meeting wonderful people at IFA last week, we caught SO few pictures of our time (Next year we have committed internally to do better 🙂  — anyone want the job?) So at the risk of slighting so many (Isn’t that the rule? Don’t share photos unless everyone is pictured?),…

Will we see you at IFA 2017?

The SPEAK! team is super excited to be attending IFA 2017. This is by far our very favorite event of the year and we relish the opportunity to create new relationships and connect with cherished long-time franchise friends and valued clients. Not to mention the prospect of rolling up our sleeves to find out what’s…

SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events Calendar 2017

Hello industry friends and welcome to the holidays, If you’re anything like the SPEAK! team, while the joy of the season swirls around us as a wonderful distraction, our heads are down and looking forward to plans for 2017! To me, planning, optimism and hope all roll together and drive this exciting time in the…

SPEAK!’s Forty Most Requested Tactical Breakout/Workshop Topics for 2016

A few weeks back, after reflecting on and analyzing our 2016 client event themes, learning objectives and speaker selections, we sent out a listing of our SPEAK!’s Most Requested Keynote Topics for 2016. And as promised for Part II, we’ve pulled together a list that addresses breakout and workshop session topics. To be candid, this is…

SPEAK!’s Top Twelve Topics: Most Requested Keynote Topics for 2016

As another year is coming to a close, one of our business touch points over here at SPEAK!, is to look back at the speaker topics our clients have requested over the course of the year. I mean, if we’re passionate about the perfect speaker fit (and we ARE!), then it’s critical for us to…

2017 Q1-2 SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events Calendar

Hello industry friends, As the magnificent fall weather is upon us here in Colorado, we’re savoring what is left of 2016 and excitedly transitioning to 2017 planning and working with our clients on their 2017 events. What an energizing time! And along with 2017 planning comes version one of our 2017 SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events…