Departments - September/October 2010

Motivation Show Guide

Motivation in the City of the Big Shoulders


Once a year, all the segments of the incentive, recognition, loyalty and motivational meetings industry gather together to talk all things motivation. The Motivation Show, taking place this year from Oct. 12 to 14 at Chicago's McCormick West, is where professionals gather to learn more about how to motivate and reward employees, salespeople, partners and customers.

Every year, the conference and exhibition showcases a wide variety of educational seminars, networking opportunities, and products and services designed to motivate and inspire.

Learn Something New

The Motivation Show 4th Annual Conference: Connecting Employee Engagement and Financial Results, is a lineup of educational seminars that will help you learn what you need to know to boost your company's performance. Seminar learning tracks include employee recognition; sales motivation; customer loyalty; and meeting and event management.

Some sample topics from each track include:

  • Employee Recognition: Driving Engagement to Achieve High Performance in a Changing Economy; Want to Prove Your Recognition Success? Measure Your Results; Responding to the Assault on Incentives; and Employee Engagement Done Right: Lessons from Global Organizations
  • Customer Loyalty: Beyond Loyalty Marketing: How to Drive Recession–Weary Consumers Back to Your Brand; Generating Customer Loyalty Through Your Sales Associates; Engaging the New Value Seekers; Five Tactics to Build Your Brand; and What Really Drives Loyalty?
  • Sales Motivation: More Than Rational: The Science of Powerful Rewards and Recognition; Armed and Ready: Evidence to Fight for Your Incentive and Recognition Program; Selling to the CEO for Success and Survival; and Creating a Sales Performance Community: The Web 2.0 Approach to Making Sales Goals
  • Meeting & Event Management: Managing Chaos: Hoping for the Best While Planning for the Worst; Reconnecting Business; The Case for Face–to–Face Profitability in an Electronic Age; What Is the Future of Incentive Travel Programs; and Incentive ROI: Rules of Engagement

With an impressive lineup of educational opportunities, you won't want to miss this important part of the Motivation Show.

And, special sessions offer a chance to learn even more. The Tuesday Keynote Luncheon features Dave Rife, owner and executive board member of White Castle Management Company, talking about his journey as an "undercover boss." Morning general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday (both free!) will cover hot topics, including "Social" Isn't Just for Media: How Connecting People Drives Business Value, presented by the Forum for People Performance Management; and Incentives, Recognition & the New Normal: A look Into 2010 and Beyond, from the Incentive Research Foundation.