What do words like “meeting” and “conference” bring to mind? Probably company executives or staffers sitting in a conference room or an auditorium while the chairperson dutifully advances the pre-set agenda.
But what happens at meetings promoted with a colorful and memorable theme inviting participants to contribute? Fun is what happens — with a probable dose of creative enthusiasm and a more vivid appreciation of the meeting’s purpose.
One specific example of bringing a new spin to an otherwise predictable conference came with Gilbreath’s execution of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s “Amp Up Your Fleet: Advancing the Choice Conference.” In response to H-GAC’s request to make the annual conference an event attendees would look forward to — and easily recall — Gilbreath produced “Amp Up Your Fleet,” a rock reference to a guitar amplifier — complete with guitar-shaped conference materials and memorabilia.
The theme increased attendance by more than 100 percent over the previous year’s conference and paid exhibitor participation grew by 600 percent.
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