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1 Lions ClubsInternational 1 Make your Convention Amazing! 2014 International Convention Toronto, Canada July 7, 2014

2 Lions ClubsInternational Presented by 2 Wayne E. Davis Past International Director Dennis L. Brining Past Council Chair MD Carl E. Burson Past District Governor District 4 C

3 Lions ClubsInternational What Makes a Convention Amazing? 3 “Amazing” is achieved by delivering an event which exceeds the attendees’ expectations

4 Lions ClubsInternational The Five “P’s” for an Amazing Convention P eople P reparation P rogram P lanning P romotion 4

5 Lions ClubsInternational Find the right people to do the job Give them a job description 5 Put together a Great Team of People

6 Lions ClubsInternational 6 Provide tools to complete the job Provide an Outline and Schedule of Events as an Example Let them do their job Tools for the Team

7 Lions ClubsInternational Prepare the Team – Get Feedback First 7 Prepare the team to work together Survey both attendees and non-attendees from previous conventions Compile and review the results Listen to the club members

8 Lions ClubsInternational 8 What do we do with this information? Engage in new creative thinking Brainstorm on both an individual and group basis Set the goals for the next convention

9 Lions ClubsInternational Create an Amazing Program Great speakers are key Look outside the organization Find someone of local interest Beneficiaries and benefactors of Lions programs Entertaining speakers who can also inspire 9

10 Lions ClubsInternational 10 Focus Program on the Lions Be relevant to purposes of the association Consider a service project rather than classroom time

11 Lions ClubsInternational Help Clubs “Make It Happen” 11 Give clubs ownership of some of the program Clubs need reachable and obtainable goals Tie together fun activities and purpose

12 Lions ClubsInternational Takin’ Care of Business There are many attendees not involved with the business session Eliminate down-time for non-business attendees 12

13 Lions ClubsInternational 13 With Goals made and Program designed, Start Planning! Set supporting logistics Use tracking spreadsheets Create task lists Keep it simple

14 Lions ClubsInternational Promote, Promote, Promote! Start early Create a comprehensive Marketing Plan Always include registration information Promote the benefit of attending at district, club and individual level 14

15 Lions ClubsInternational 15

16 Lions ClubsInternational Remember the Five “P’s” P eople P reparation P rogram P lanning P romotion 16

17 Lions ClubsInternational 17 Celebrate Your Convention!


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