Wednesday, May 30, 2012

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." -Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari & Chuck E. Cheese’s entrepreneursrock

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs Apple Computer entrepreneursrock

Saturday, May 19, 2012

"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!" - Madam C.J. Walker entrepreneursrock

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make." - Donald Trump entrepreneursrock

Monday, April 30, 2012

Looking for a job? Check out "The Best Places to Work for in the Meetings Industry" One day teamnov8ive will make it.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Out of clutter, find simplicity."~ Albert Einstein teamnov8ive

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way." ~ Booker T. Washington

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"The world rewards those who take responsibility for their own success." ~ Curt Gerrish teamnov8ive

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I often wonder how effective Facebook events are, here's a good article that answers the question. teamnov8ive

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"The Key to Change.. Is to let go of fear!" - Rosanne Cash. What are you afraid of? teamnov8ive

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

You have to say no to good things because there are more good things than you have the bandwidth to handle. ~ Stephen Covey teamnov8ive

Monday, February 27, 2012

It's not until a person is uncomfortable that they begin to take action. ~ Kim Kiyosaki (wife of Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Accept responbibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you wher you want to go and no one else. ~ Les Brown

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Accept what you cannot change. Change what you cannot accept. ~ George C. Fraser

Friday, February 24, 2012

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. ~ Malcolm X

People who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt those who are doing it. ~ Unknown

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Join me as a presenter on How To Promote your event Today 5pm @ Tuskegee Municipal Complex teamnov8ive More info on

Join me as a presenter on How To Promote your event Today 5pm @ Tuskegee Municipal Complex teamnov8ive More info on

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I don't know the keys to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Dr. Bill Cosby

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Monday, February 20, 2012

Champions don't ask for permission. They focus solely on preparation.

Success isn't granted. It's taken. - Marshawn Evans

Sunday, February 19, 2012

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” – Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. ~ Richard B. Sheridan

Friday, February 17, 2012

The size of your team will determine the size of your dream. ~ John C. Maxwell

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude-- your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are. ~ Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Your words, your expressions will reflect your attittude. Be conscious of how and what you say. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless. ~ Mary Kay Ash (Of Mary Kay)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up!~ Thomas Edison

Sunday, February 12, 2012

If your actions aspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more then you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams

Saturday, February 11, 2012

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, February 10, 2012

The final test of a leader is that he leaves in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. ~ Walter Lippmanns

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Character is like a tree and a reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awarness Day, everyday is a great day to be tested. Know your status. Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved and most of all for those who are surviving with the disease, Get Treated!

The Power of Third-Party Planners - Meetings And Conventions

The Power of Third-Party Planners - Meetings And Conventions

Excellent article for Independent Planners.

Monday, February 6, 2012

On the eve of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day, we need to remember that this year marks the 12th year of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. There are four specific focal points: education, testing, involvement and treatment. So get tested today! Visit to find out how you can volunteer and do more.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"The key to to let go of fear."~ Rosanne Cash

Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion." ~ John Rohn

Friday, February 3, 2012

"The future depends on what we do in the present."~ Ghandi (Also visit the room dedicated to him at The King Center in Atlanta, great place!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."~ Norman Vincent

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The enemy of the great is the good. You have to say no to good things because there are more good things out there than you have the bandwidth to handle. ~ Stephen Covey

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Control your destiny or someone else will. ~ Jack Welch

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Conference News - Research White Papers - CORT's Top Event Design Trends of 2012 - Successful Meetings

Conference News - Research White Papers - CORT's Top Event Design Trends of 2012 - Successful Meetings

CORT's Top Event Design Trends of 2012By Matt AldertonJanuary 24, 2012Share
View CommentsIn partnership with designer Richard Carbotti of Perfect Surroundings, a Miami-based event design company, CORT Event Furnishings has developed a list of the top event design trends for 2012, it announced today."Event planners are challenged to design unique event experiences that speak to brand personalities and create a 'wow' experience, particularly in unusual spaces," said CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings Director of Marketing Kevin Dana.Added Carbotti, "Everyone is looking for the next great event venue and that requires an extra effort in planning logistics and furnishings that can go wherever the event is held; on a ship, rooftop or even on a mountain."According to Carbotti and CORT, this year's biggest event design trends are:

• Color Everywhere: Clients are increasingly comfortable using color to set their designs apart, according Carbotti. I see warm colors playing a key role in this year's designs when mixed with energetic and exciting tones," he said. "Tangerine oranges and sunflower yellows, for example, mix beautifully with fuchsias, purples or last year's Pantone Color of the Year, Honeysuckle. Designers should also never rule out cobalt blue, a lively shade of blue that always provides a bold color balance and a cooler temperature if need be."

• Indoor/Outdoor Furnishings: Events are no longer confined to hotel ballrooms, according to CORT, which said clients are increasingly challenging event planners to create "visually appealing and comfortable seating at increasingly exotic outdoor locales." Because these events require furniture that is weatherproof, durable and portable, indoor/outdoor furnishings — including, for example, inflatable furniture, indoor/outdoor ottomans and indoor/outdoor modular sectionals — are becoming increasingly popular.

• Luxury is Back: As the economy improves, many corporate clients have larger budgets to spend on designing and outfitting events, particularly luxury brands that need to differentiate themselves. Demand is therefore strong for high-end furnishings and designer pieces, according to Dana. "Clients aim to make a tasteful statement with understated elegance and sophisticated modern furniture design," he said

.• Mixing Styles, Patterns and Textures: According to Carbotti, mixing different styles creates surprising and one-of-a-kind accents. "There are two precepts foundational to event design: First, knowledge and respect for space and how it affects people, and second, a working knowledge of artistic or cultural styles and periods as they are developed throughout history," he said. "Design is not simply in 'the things' themselves; it is in how those things are used and arranged in ways that get people to feel something."

• Creative Modular Seating: Every client wants to design seating tailored to their particular event, but the Millennial generation is reinventing traditional event expectations and demanding more casual meeting and networking environments, according to CORT. "Large serpentine or linear seating that wraps around dance floors or doubles as dining areas are all the rage," Carbotti said. "Blurring the lines between lounge seating and traditional meeting setups will continue in 2012."

• Social Media: In 2012, most events will have a social component to generate interest before, during and after the event, according to CORT. "Whether it's live tweeting at the event or blogging before and after, planners have to incorporate social media engagement into the overall strategy and budget to ensure attendees stay informed and those who cannot attend are still able to participate," it concluded.

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's far better to bow out gracefully on top than to fall & be escorted out in shame. (Feel free to repost that one!)~ ME

Monday, January 23, 2012

Build your dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. ~ Dr. Farrah Gray

Friday, January 20, 2012

If you want your business to succeed, you must be people driven, not profit driven. That's because when your people will drive your profits.~Me

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our lives begin to end the fast we decide to become silent about things that matter.- Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You have to stay current in order to stay relevant! ~ Keith R.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ~ Ayn Rand

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her. ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Already fallen off the New Year's Resolution Bandwagon? Instead of resolutions, why not make permanent change this year? Join me for a FREE Virtual Life MakeOver Party Wednesday the 11th at 5:30PT/8:30 ET. Take control of your time, body, money, and relationships once and for all! Register to attend;

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Conference News - Presentation Solutions - Virtual Edge Institute Releases Top 7 Predictions for Virtual Meeting Technology in 2012 - Successful Meetings

Conference News - Presentation Solutions - Virtual Edge Institute Releases Top 7 Predictions for Virtual Meeting Technology in 2012 - Successful Meetings

" You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." ~ Margaret Thatcher- via Compass CEO Kim Fulcher

Monday, January 9, 2012

Thoughts moved with definiteness of purpose, persistence, & a burning desire are powerful things.- Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Your behavior in the wilderness will determine how long you will remain there"~ Joyce Meyer- what are you doing in 2012 that will far exceed what you did in 2011? Not sure, join me TONIGHT 8:30 EST/ 7:30 CST with Compass Founder/CEO & Life Coach Kim Fulcher for a Virtual Life Makeover Party to gain new direction & perspective. Inbox me for more info not because you need it, but you deserve it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your failure.~ Dr. Bill Cosby

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 is the year of prosperity and order. Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret to success.