Don’t Waste Time: Plan Meetings That Are Effective and Engaging

It’s no secret that attending meetings can often become an unpopular activity with employees. Increasingly hectic work schedules combined with the decreased attention span of the millennial population has made it even more difficult to run productive internal meetings. Nonetheless, meetings are often an important part of running a successful business. It’s not too late … Read more

Sparks Will Fly In These Cities on July 4th!

Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S.  turns out is a busy holiday, with an estimated 44 million people driving to a destination 50 miles or more from home and 3.8 million traveling by plane. For those people who chose to stay home last year, 15 million watched the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks on television. If … Read more

Four of the Top TED Talks About CrowdSourcing

When it comes to crowdsourcing, you probably want to know more. With how interactive the world is, what with the internet and other communication devices, crowdsourcing has become easier than ever. Crowdsourcing is one of the best ways to strengthen your mission, by pulling in new voices and ideas, by creating a space in which … Read more

3 Benefits of Adding a Post-Conference Reception to Your Meeting

Your upcoming conference plan is coming together nicely. You have a healthy list of confirmed attendees, your guest speakers are prepared to discuss engaging topics, and your menu is carefully selected. You’ve considered parking arrangements and hotel accommodations for your traveling guests. You have preparations for a contingency plan should there be last minute changes … Read more

The Perks of Adding Fruits and Veggies to Your Meeting Menus

Did you know that watermelon is a berry? Avocados are too! June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to add an array of healthy produce to your next meeting, networking reception, or cocktail hour. Not only is produce a nutritious choice to add to your menu, it … Read more

Meet Barbara Davis From Our AMA Atlanta Executive Conference Center

For June, we’re excited to shine the spotlight on a team member from the AMA Executive Conference Center in Atlanta. BARBARA DAVIS is the Assistant Manager for our AMA Center that anchors conference and meeting activities in the South. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Barbara and learn more about all … Read more

Experience ‘Imaginary Worlds’ in Atlanta

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated return of the popular ‘Imaginary Worlds‘ exhibit at the garden. Coming back for an encore after installations in 2013 and 2014 were enthusiastically well-received, the new version features all-new, larger-than-life, living garden sculptures that transport guests to a storybook world of fantasy. The sculptures, … Read more

Changing Industries Forever with Virtual Reality

Architectural Digest recently published insights on how virtual reality is changing the way that individuals across many industries are doing business. Patrick Sutton, an architect from Baltimore, discovered that the interior design industry could advance by leaps and bounds with the use of this technology. Instead of having to meet face-to-face with clients and present them … Read more

Where To Celebrate National Barbecue Month

Instagram photo credit: Memphis Minnie’s BBQ Joint, San Francisco The warmer weather conjures up memories of spicy pork ribs, corn on the cob and friends at backyard barbecues. May is National Barbecue Month and there is no reason why you can’t satisfy that BBQ craving while you’re away. Each of these AMA conference cities offers … Read more

Top Leadership TED Talks To Listen To During Your Work Commute

TED Talks have given professionals around the world the opportunity to ascertain knowledge from a wide variety of people, all of whom have “ideas worth spreading.” These talks are short, accessible, and offer great insight into a variety of topics, particularly for busy leaders looking to expand their skill set. Here are a few of … Read more