Join Us Nov. 9 for #Expochat: What Makes a Good Leader in Today’s Environment?

November 7, 2016

In the spirit of our happily ending election season we are sure some sat in the voting booth, pulled the curtain, and asked, what makes a good leader? Led by Experient’s Terence Donnelly, we are going to discuss this on our weekly #ExpoChat at 1pm ET Nov. 9 and hope to also answer these questions:

Why is it so important to have strong consistent leadership skills?

Are there specific leadership traits across all industries that are essential?

Are there specific leadership skills that someone in the event and exhibition industry should have?

What is the biggest challenge facing leaders in the exhibition industry today?

Should a good leader modify and change their leadership style to stay relevant? Specifically to generations and societal changes?

Is there something “simple” that managers could change, right now, to be more effective leaders?

Who are some role models, in our industry or not, that we should try to model our behaviors after to be more successful?

#Expochat Details

When: Nov. 9, 1 pm ET

Where?: Use hashtag #Expochat and any Twitter chat tool! (Tweetchat, for example)

NEW: Come to the chat with questions about anything trade show related. We will use our community to address your issues or maybe even hook you up with some help. 

What is #EXPOCHAT?

Expochat is a Twitter-based conversation on topics related to the trade show industry. It takes place most Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (new time slot) and tackles a single topic each week-a recurring pain point, innovative ideas, evolution of the industry, best practices, and what works. Expochat is alternately moderated by four industry thought leaders: Stephanie Selesnick (International Trade Information, Inc.), Dana Freker Doody (The Expo Group), Terence Donnelly (Experient), and Michelle Bruno (Bruno Group Signature Services).

Expochat has been reformatted from previous years. The discussion (new format) will last a very fast-paced 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes during which participants may ask questions of the group on any topic. To participate, sign up on and follow the #Expochat hashtag at the appointed time. Questions will be identified as Q1, Q2, etc. Responses from participants should be written as A1, A2, etc. Tools like and others can make it easier to participate. Ideas are welcome on Expochat, but commercialism is not.

Trade Show News Network, the leading online exhibition-industry news resource, sponsors the chat, and topics are listed in advance on Reminders will be tweeted out prior to each week's discussion, but if you miss a chat, Storify transcripts will be available on TSNN after each chat. We gladly accept requests for topics at Guest moderators are also welcome. #Expochat, now in its fourth year, works because the community supports it. Join us for the best live conversations about the industry that signs your paycheck. Rants welcome.

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