Leadership: Professional Development
- 10 Things to Remember to Bring to #ABCOrlando
by Becky Walker Sobeck October 2014
The 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo is right around the corner. You might not be packing your bags for Orlando just yet, but here are the top ten things you'll need to remember for this year's show. Not signed up yet? You can do that here. The show runs from November 12-15. We hope to see you there!
- First-Time Speakers Discuss ABC Presentations
by October 2014
The Athletic Business Conference & Expo returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 13-15. While hundreds of attendees and exhibitors will reunite for North America's largest fall athletics, fitness and recreation show, there will be plenty of new faces this year, as well. Specifically, attendees will have a variety of new speakers to choose from within the 10 seminar tracks offered at ABC. AB editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen recently touched base with some of those speakers to discuss their presentations and what attendees can expect, as well as their own expectations for this year's show.
- The Top Five Reasons You Should Attend #ABCOrlando
by Michael Gaio September 2014
With so many exciting events - the fall's largest athletic and fitness trade show, continuing education opportunities, facility tours and networking receptions - we've outlined the top five reasons to join us for the 33rd annual Athletic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando.
- Leadership Tips from Fast Company's Bill Taylor
by Paul Steinbach September 2014
As a twenty-something editor at the Harvard Business Review in the early 1990s, Bill Taylor sensed a pending revolution. Baby boomers were gaining power.
- Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?
by Chris Yandle June 2014
Is social media making us anti-social? The answer is complicated.
- How To Deal With Negativity on Social Media
by Chris Yandle May 2014
I hate that I’m addicted to Twitter. There, I said it. It’s already bad enough that there are moments (a lot of moments) that my wife will hide my iPhone so I can’t check Twitter.
- The Importance of Goal-Setting in Your Career
by Chris Yandle May 2014
Did you know that napkins can be used in a multitude of ways? Of course, as the parent of a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old, I know that a stack of napkins usually provides enough entertainment for our kids when we are out dining at a restaurant.
- AB Buyers Guide: We Want Your Input
by Emily Attwood April 2014
By now, you should have received your copy of Athletic Business's annual Buyers Guide, a directory of manufacturers, suppliers, architects, consultants and all of the other information athletic, fitness and recreation professionals need to make informed buying decisions.
Now, we have one question for you: How can we make it better?
To help us answer that question, we need to ask you a few more. Eleven, to be exact. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes of your time to share with us your opinions of our print and online Buyers Guide resources as we look to make them even more valuable tools in future years.
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Thanks for all of your input! As always, we love to hear your feedback, whether about this issue or any of the content you read in the magazine or at athletibusiness.com.
- Seven Insights for Anyone Working in College Athletics
by Chris Yandle March 2014
Sometimes during the week, I like to kick up my feet and share my war stories with some of our interns. Maybe it’s my teacher quality, but I like to offer our interns advice — solicited or unsolicited — because like most of us in college athletics, I had to learn some lessons the hard way. I learned a lot by trial and error growing up in my profession. Not because I needed to but because I had to. And I'm still learning lessons today.
- Education, Entertainment at 2013 Athletic Business Conference & Expo
by AB Staff January 2014
The Athletic Business Conference & Expo celebrated its 32nd year by welcoming sports, fitness and recreation professionals from around the world to San Diego last November for educational seminars, golf, facility tours, product demonstrations, parties, Zumba and some Magic, as in Johnson — one of two marquee keynote speakers at ABC 2013. Co-location partners included the International Council on Active Aging, the Medical Fitness Association, the National Alliance for Youth Sports, as well as the iClubs Conference, the independent club owners and executives conference.