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In the May 12, 2010 issue
Incentive Planning at Prudential: An Inside Look
Foolproof Networking Tips From FICP Forum Speaker
Time Out With … Bill Brownson
Become a Fan of FICP on Facebook, Help Kids
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Incentive Planning at Prudential: An Inside Look

By Alison Hall

How and when do you send site recommendations for incentive conferences to senior executives? Do you invite your executives to your pre-con meeting? We got an inside look at how Prudential Financial’s Debbie Boschee and Sharon Kelly manage the company’s 900-person President’s Club conference. (Hint: it’s all about communication.) Plus, Debbie shared some of her cool ideas for high-impact, low-budget activities for the families who attend the conference. (“Dive-in movie,” anyone?)


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Foolproof Networking Tips From FICP Forum Speaker

By Alison Hall

We’re networking all the time, says Andrea Nierenberg, herself a “networking success story” (according to The Wall Street Journal), so we should make the most of it by being prepared. Nierenberg will present a two-part session on building your brand at the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Education Forum in St. Louis in June, where she also will share her many tips for successful networking. Our fave: Create a “small talk” notebook—or just use your BlackBerry—to jot down reminders about current events, industry news, books, and movies. These will help when you need some “conversation continuations.” We’ve got five more of her best tips to share—plus Forum registration information.


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Time Out With … Bill Brownson

Next up in our interview series is Bill Brownson, who leads the meeting management department at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. That’s Bill, at left, somewhere around the halfway mark during this year’s Boston Marathon. Read our interview and you can guess what he was listening to in order to finish all 26.2 miles in just over 4 hours.


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Become a Fan of FICP on Facebook, Help Kids

For every friend that Financial & Insurance Conference Planners has on the FICP Facebook page when the FICP Education Forum begins June 16, the association will donate $1 to Our Little Haven, a St. Louis, Mo.–based charitable organization that helps children recovering from abuse, neglect, abandonment, or early childhood trauma. Our Little Haven annually serves 400 children, ages birth through 12 years. So click that “Like” link, help children, and network with peers in the industry. The count recently topped 300. How high can it go?

 
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