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The Incentive for Excellence

An Industry Blog on All Things SITE. Your one stop shop for chapter news, industry events, trends, and tips from the pros.
Dec
02

’Tis the Season of Giving… and Giving Back

Give Back, Get Back

Does the holiday season make you want to count your blessings? Does the holiday season make you want to give back in some way? If so, you are not alone!

Fortunately for us, our SITE SoCal hospitality community will be coming together to celebrate our 20th Annual SITE SoCal Holiday Event.

Your support matters. All donations, regardless of size, make a tangible impact on each charity – and a forever relationship. This year we will have the great opportunity to be introduced to three organizations making a huge impact in our local communities.

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Nov
27

Q & A with Air Tahiti Nui

tahiti-header

This year, we had the chance to sit down with Michael Shapiro, Director of Incentive & Cruise Sales with Air Tahiti Nui, to ask him a few questions!

Air Tahiti Nui female dancers
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Oct
31

Unique Venues - Think Differently!

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Not everyone has a million-dollar budget and can offer million-dollar dreams for their clients. Depending on the meeting or client, you may have to get crafty in finding space and a destination that is functional and budget savvy! In the event industry, we are always searching for that perfect venue for our clients. Making their dreams come into focus while doing everything we can to think outside of the box for a truly original idea. Here are a couple of unique and cost-effective venue ideas to consider when booking your next meeting.

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Oct
01

The Incentive Experience of a Lifetime

The Incentive Experience of a Lifetime

Incentive travel: two words that roll off our tongues as easy as our own names and, many times, with little thought. I recently was given the opportunity to obtain the CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist) through the support of SITE SoCal and my company, JNR.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, CIS is an entry-level certification program facilitated by SITE to provide a greater understanding of the theory and practice of creative and effective Motivational Programs and Motivational Travel. It was a fun experience to go through this process with some of my favorite industry colleagues, but also enlightening to go “back to the basics” of Incentive Travel and remember why we are in this profession in the first place.

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Aug
29

TRUST US… you want to read this!

Exploration of Trust

This past month at the SITE SoCal Educational luncheon, we explored the subject of Trust by exploring it on three levels:

  1. Globally, from the perspective of Peter Tarlow, Ph.D
  2. Our Industry, as Gary Schirmacher explains
  3. Personally, by Deb Gee

So, what is trust?

“A firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.”

And why is it important to us in the industry or in our personal lives? And why is this a hot topic for us to explore right now? Here’s why…

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