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As the Saw Turns

Beer, Pizza and Stories – By Jim Obermeyer

It was the third day in on a 10-day trip. It was my favorite show of the year – the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show. I’ve worked this show for a wide variety of clients since 1999, and have

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The Island of Misfit Toys – By Jim Obermeyer

I cannot count the number of times over the years that I have been in conversations and in meetings where someone is talking about how they ‘stumbled’ into this industry, how they ‘got yanked in sideways’ or how they ‘just

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Are You Peddling Hotdogs? – By Jim Obermeyer

I was talking to a good friend the other day about our changing industry. He has been around this business for about 25 years.  He was venting some frustration about how some of his staff still approach every new sales

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The Randy: More Than Twenty Years of Caring – By Jim Obermeyer

It’s an interesting thing, this trade show industry. We’ve had lots of conversations about how we all seem to fall into this business, from all walks of life, and once we get in, it’s hard to get out. All you

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What Happened to the Fun Part? By Jim Obermeyer

I remember a time when selling exhibits was a lot more fun. We worked hard to build relationships with trade show managers and marketing managers and sales executives in our prospective client’s companies.  We did things to earn trust, build

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost – By Jim Obermeyer

By Jim Obermeyer “I find holy redemption when I put this car in drive, roll the windows down and turn up the dial.” – Maren Morris, “My Church” Sometimes a song comes on the radio at just the right moment.

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Cow Bellies and Corn Fields – By Jim Obermeyer

By Jim Obermeyer One of the things I have always liked about this industry is the great opportunity we have to learn about other industries and other companies. Part of the process of helping our clients achieve positive results at

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The Wedding Planner

My wife and I just spent the weekend with my son and future daughter-in-law.

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Corporate Wisdom?

The other day I was reading through some old articles that I had stashed in a ‘management’ folder in my file cabinet.

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Make the Most of your Summer

Summer is here. My son is spending every free moment on his boat at the lake. My daughter is a counselor at a summer camp in Maine for two months.

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