These days, most careers take numerous twists and turns. Downsizing, rightsizing, the economic downturn, technological advances and many other factors are adding more transitions to our career paths. Many of these transitions are unexpected and are certainly not part of the plan. Since mentoring can help to ease these transitions, it may be necessary now more than ever. While mentoring has morphed over the years, our collective thinking on mentoring has not and many myths still prevail.
When people think of mentoring, they often think of the older, wiser seasoned professional teaching the ambitious, young “go-getter.” The mature leader advises the young professional about career options and pathways, navigating office politics, and the steps necessary to build a successful career. Mentoring has evolved a great deal in recent years and it is time to debunk some of its most common myths.
“mentoring significantly contributes to personal and professional development of both the mentor and the mentee.”
MYTH #1: Mentors are old and mentees are young.
REALITY: Not true! Mentors don’t have to be old and mentees don’t have to be young. Mentors just need to have knowledge and willingness to impart that knowledge. Mentees just need to have a desire to learn, improve their skills, and increase their network. Gone are the days of the young mentee sitting at the feet of Continue Reading →
IAVM and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) have joined forces to provide their members with access to online educational content and the opportunity to participate in each other’s annual conferences. IAEE is composed of approximately 1,300 members (organizations) and over 8,000 member representatives (individuals). Over 50 percent of IAEE’s members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. Continue Reading →
We’re proud of our recent story featuring the great Joe Floreano, CFE! For a few of the photos used in our April/May Facility Manager story, we arranged a custom photo shoot that leveraged quite a bit of technology to make it a quick, successful project for everyone involved. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes:
We found a great fashion photographer (no other photographer would handle that spectacular tie properly!), Ira Morris, local to Joe Floreano’s homebase, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Continue Reading →
More than 150,000 spectators will pour into Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the largest and highest-profile U.S. sporting event since last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
What they’ll witness is a scene that became familiar in stadiums nationwide after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: a heightened security presence that will include electronic wand searches of patrons for suspicious objects and a fresh ban on coolers in the infield of Louisville’s storied Churchill Downs.
But who are the private security guards protecting the nation’s stadiums? Are they more often tasked with subduing an inebriated fan than defusing a terrorist plot in the making? How good are they?
No venue wants its revenue stream to become a trickle. That’s why sessions and discussions about non-traditional revenue streams are always among the most popular. Who doesn’t want their revenue stream to turn into a flood of money?
One such stream gathering steam is FanPhotos, a concept from Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. that engages patrons at events by having roving photographers snap pictures of the event-goers that are sold to the patrons to capture the memory and experience. The company announced a recent partnership with AEG Events that includes FanPhotos fan activation services at 10 select AEG-affiliated venues.