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you avoiding the
most common mistakes made by over-worked or 'inexperienced'
as an experienced planner, you might be making at least
one of them right now.
of them would be not taking advantage of these event/meeting
success resources, techniques and tips from the innovative mind
of Canada's Ideaman, Bob Hooey
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is a brief video clip from my opening remarks during a keynote
in Mumbai, India, where I was being honored with an Excellence
in Innovation award at a national ceremony that followed
Ideaman, Bob Hooey is a charter member of CAPS
National and a past national director. He currently sits
on the CAPS Foundation board as a Trustee.
is a co-founder and Past President of CAPS Vancouver, a
Past President of CAPS Edmonton, an honorary founding member
of CAPS Sask., and an honorary member of CAPS Atlantic (Halifax),
as well as a member of NSA-Arizona.
Event and Meeting Planner;
had the privilege of being an active participant
(motivationalkeynote and general session speaker,
concurrent or breakout sessions, workshop leader, MC and
host, meeting planner, meeting coach and consultant, program
chair, educational chair, conference team member, speaking
coach, staging and crew supervision and delegate) in
a variety of different kinds of events and meetings across
North America, India, Iran, Australia and Europe over the
has had its unique flavor and experience. In every case,
I have walked away, having learned something I can apply
either personally or professionally.
been involved in diverse meeting formats: working
at and attending large international conventions, professional
retreats and seminars, monthly association meetings, Annual
General Meetings, executive leadership retreats, sales retreats
and rallies, Lunch ‘and Learns, web-casts and video
conferences, leadership breakfast briefings, and smaller
in-house training sessions.
plus so far in nine countries on 4 continents, in the
last 7 plus years. Whew!
No wonder I'm tired!
Jan. 2010: Trips planned to Australia, Holland and Russia
look forward to helping you with a meeting in the future
and to visiting your part of the world to bring a fresh
the International President of the Global Speakers Federation
I have seen many speakers present in the last 12 months around
the world. Bob "Idea man" Hooey is one of the
most outstanding speakers I have seen and worked with. He
truly walks his talk and is a fountain of ideas and innovation
in his presentation on stage and in his dealings off stage. I
recommend Bob to anyone who is seeking a dynamic speaker who will
bring something interesting, thought provoking, and fun every
time he gets up to speak." Lindsay Adams CSP
President, Global Speakers Federation 2009-2010
seen some that were well run and returned a good investment on the
time and money invested in the meeting and in the people
who attended the meeting.
I've also seen many that could be described as dismal failures;
or at best delivered a mediocre result and a minimal
return for all the well-meaning hard work of the meeting
planner and their teams. Failures,
that, with careful planning, could have been simply avoided.
found myself in a coaching role for new event/meeting planners who
called to book me as a keynote speaker or to lead a breakout session,
seminar or workshop. I found myself teaching the same tips and techniques
as I sought to help them create a successful event and lead their
also found myself in formal coaching and consulting roles to assist
in the planning process. "Perhaps,
if I created a process or resource that would help?"
That question led to the creation of this meetings resource website
and several support publications including, "Hosting
a Successful Meeting, Training Session or Conference".
serving as President of our CAPS-Vancouver
(BC) Chapter for two years (1999 & 2000), I worked closely with
our team to ensure our meetings were informative, profitable, fun,
and well run. This commitment to our membership's interest and business
growth allowed us to more than triple our membership during our
term. CAPS National recognized our success by awarding us Chapter
of the Year in 2000. I know high quality meetings were a strong
foundation for our success. They still are! I brought some of that
focus to my terms on the CAPS National Board and my involvement
in CAPS and NSA workshops and convention teams.
serving as Lt. Governor Education and Training (1996-97) and later
as District 21 Governor (1997-98) for Toastmasters
International, (D21 had 195 clubs and over 3500 Toastmasters
in BC), our leadership training meetings and our fun-filled,
creative, educational, motivational, value-added conferences were
the focal point of our growth, success and service to our Toastmasters
members across the province. I've had the privilege of speaking
for and assisting Toastmaster conference teams across North America
for over a decade now and find this to be true in the meetings of
primary focus in this special resource site is to offer creative,
practical, easily-used ideas that work and techniques that will help
you and your event planning team succeed.
I’m available on a 'limited' basis as an event/ meeting
planner’s coach or creative consultant in creating, planning
and delivering a successful event. Ideas
At Work! Call me at: 1-888-848-8407 (Client Toll Free –
if I fit your needs as a motivational keynote conference
speaker, inspirational corporate leadership, sales, management
trainer, emcee or facilitator, I’d hope you'd consider
including one of my creative, innovative
programs or motivational
keynotes for your next meeting or event.
fact, if you decide to engage me for one of your meetings
- mention Meetings Success and I will give you a 10% professional
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this page: I will add
to this section from time to time, as I continue learning from successful
meeting planners and fellow speakers alike. Perhaps, you have overcome
a challenge or have a success secret to share with your meeting
fellow planners? I'd be happy to include it here, and give you credit
of course. Drop me a note at: Successful
I wish you the best in all your efforts to train, inform, inspire
and assist those in your care, to be more productive and fulfilled
on and off the job as a result of your efforts. I recognize the
great amount of work necessary to put together a successful meeting,
training session or conference, regardless of the size and scope.
heartfelt thanks to the many professional speakers, event and meeting
planners who've shared ideas, challenges, successes and suggestions
with me over the years.
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ideas you can build on.
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columnist and frequent contributor on sales, teamwork, employee motivational
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Whether your event is in Vancouver,
Kelowna, Victoria, BC, Edmonton, Calgary, Alberta, Regina or Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Las Vegas, Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Honolulu,
Hawaii or other locations across North America, call to engage Bob and
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