Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Online Reputation Management

When your prospective customers, members, clients or employees search for you online, what do they find in your top 10 search results? Is there anything there that would discourage anyone from doing business with, joining, or working for your organization? If you haven’t paid attention in the past to reputation management, this may be the time to start. This week’s articles provide information on managing your online reputation.

No matter the size of your business, they (prospects, customers, clients... anyone and, potentially, everyone) are talking about you. (Item #1)     Why are companies using the same reputation strategy they have used for the past number of years? (Item #2)     This article aims to simplify online reputation management and provide you with the most useful and necessary tips. (Item #3)

As important as building an enduring reputation is, it remains as elusive as ever. (Item #4)     It seems there is much currently happening that is unseemly and even illegal in the world of Online Reputation Management. (Item #5)     There is no way to put a price tag on corporate reputation management. (Item #6)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Meetings & Events

What’s the probability that a natural disaster or other disruption will impact your meeting or event? It’s probably greater than you might think - it can happen to you! You need to have a plan for mitigating and/or responding to any kind of disruption that could derail your meeting. This week’s articles can help you with your continuity and disaster response efforts.

Even the threat of a disaster can have a profound impact on meetings and conventions, ranging from the cancellation of flights to the postponement of meetings - here’s why you need a plan. (Item #1) If the worst happens, you’ll be happy to have these four tips on disaster preparedness. (Item #2) Canceling all or part of a convention is a nightmare that no event planner or destination convention organization ever wants to deal with. (Item #3)

How would you deal with these three scenarios? (Item #4) Florida is a popular meeting and event destination; here’s what you need to know to prepare for your next Florida event. (Item #5) The best way to plan for the unexpected at your next event is by having a solid disaster management system in place. (Item #6)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shelter in Place

In some emergency situations, the safest thing to do is to remain indoors in a protected area. While we often hear of building evacuations, sometimes leaving the building could be more dangerous than staying inside. In many such situations, local officials may even mandate shelter in place as a course of action. Regardless of why the decision to shelter in place is made, it’s important to have a plan for this action. This week’s articles can help you develop your own shelter-in-place plan or perhaps beef yours up if necessary.

OSHA offers specific procedures for shelter-in-place at a worksite. (Item #1) Here’s a sample shelter-in-place plan that you can use as a model for yours. (Item #2)  Here's what landlords need to know in order to comply with a shelter-in-place order.  (Item #3)

Shelter-in-place situations occur more often than you might think... check this list. (Item #4) Breaking down a BCP into 10 key steps can help facility professionals develop a plan that will best prepare their organizations to resume normal operations as quickly as possible after disaster strikes.  (Item #5) Emergency Evacuation Planning is something quite specific and should not be mistaken for the more general subject of emergency planning. (Item #6)