Yes, I have a name badge collection! I started collecting name badges in 2012. Imagine if I would have started the collection from the very beginning? I would need to rent a moving van to bring them here.
Each badge has a story and an experience that has influenced my professional development or has had a strong influence on our industry.
We all collect something from our events because each event comes and goes so quickly and we move on to the next. Seeing these badges is a good reminder of all the amazing work my company does and the incredible opportunities I’ve had to attend industry conferences and events.
2018 BP Biennial Convention
A conversation with the BP team as they talk about their experience planning and deploying their 2018 Biennial convention and expo. BP was seeking a partner to bring new ideas and solutions to the table to attract more attendees and peace of mind.
BIZ CAST HQ Interview:
Our founder Kathy Miller, speaks about resiliency during the economic downturn of 2001 and 2008. You learn that being nimble, diversifying your services and clients while keeping employees motivated are some of the key factors in pulling through challenging times.
After 35+ years and countless event planning projects with Fortune 500 companies, major trade associations, and nonprofit organizations, Kathy Miller is still having fun. The highly organized and very personable, Chief Creative Officer started Total Event Resources in 1995 and today the global, certified woman-owned meeting and event planning agency has a reputation for making waves in the event planning industry.
Our mission was to create a high-energy, boundary-pushing fashion show that incorporated 12 sponsors, featured 23 NEXTGEN stylists, tantalized the 800 tastemakers attending the event and compelled them to share their experience on social media.
The show begins. In perfect unison, out walk 12 models, each wearing a different NEXTGEN artist’s interpretation of Street Wear, styled with their assigned beauty product sponsor in mind. There is no standard catwalk. Each model walks the length of the vast room, through the audience, to a sponsor branded platform – where they stop and pose, soon to be joined by their stylist. This was repeated, for a total of 3 genres, until all of the looks were on their individual sponsor-branded platforms.
A great business book. A gift from a wonderful mentor. I kept this book close when I started my business.
A great meditation app for someone who only has three minutes to close their door for some quiet time.
“When You’re DEAD, It’s ALL OVER; but When You’re LOVED, It’s FOREVER” – From Ghost, 1990
I draw some much inspiration from the show when it comes to creative and innovative ideas for using talent.
At least 72%. Not too bitter, not too sweet. A great happy snack. I LOVE dark chocolate!
“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Anonymous
Kathy Osterman Award, MPI-CAC
Enterprising Women of the Year, Honorable Mention, Enterprising Woman Magazine
Volunteer of the Year Award, ISES International
Supplier of the Year, MPI-CAC
Rising Star, MPI-CAC
Lifetime Achievement, NICE (NACE ISES Chicago Excellence)