IMEX Frankfurt 2017: Smack Dab Central Europe

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by Michael Butler

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If you think you’re getting all you need at IMEX America come October at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, then you’re missing out—like I was. Before I started attending Spring’s IMEX Frankfurt years back, I thought I could get all I needed in Las Vegas. There’s no denying at IMEX America the focus is on the Americas (duh!)—and a lot is happening in Canada, the US, Mexico, Central and South America, not to mention the ever-changing Caribbean—what’s new and trending in all these great places. However, attending the event in Central Europe provides a unique opportunity to focus on...

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MPI WEC: Stop Planning Meetings and Start Designing Experiences

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 by Nicole Chattin

I recently attended Meeting Professional International’s World Education Congress (MPI WEC) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The theme of the conference, “Stop planning meetings. Start designing experiences,” resonated with me and sparked my interest in a new methodology for planning meetings and corporate events. The conference was packed with influential speakers and diverse content that I would happily recommend to any meeting planner looking to hone their craft.


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Top 3 Reasons Panama Should Be Your Next Incentive Travel Destination

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Hailey Thomas

Bridging Central America to South America, the Isthmus of Panama offers a rare mix of bustling metropolis, lush rainforests, and sandy beaches all within an hour of Panama City. If you’re searching for an incentive travel destination that is anything but ordinary, look no further.

1. The Panama Canal

This artificial waterway with its intricate lock system connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean is truly an engineering marvel and is not to be missed when visiting Panama City.  The Miraflores Visitor Center offers guests a chance to learn the history of the Canal with a visit to...

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6 Incentive Travel Trends to Focus On in 2017

Posted on June 20th, 2017 by Julie Blank

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What’s new this summer in incentive travel? Here are six trends to keep an eye on that will keep your programs fresh and engaging!


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5 Reasons to Consider Vail Village as Your Next Mountain Destination for Incentive Travel

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by Michael Butler

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1. The Journey Is Just as Breathtaking as the Destination

An adventurous and exhilarating 90-minute drive from Denver and the Front Range, the heartbeat of this destination lies between East and West Village in the epicenter of Vail— Vail Village, and Lionshead Village. For a technology tip: Check out live camera views along the entire route on your smartphone. You’re always at ease knowing what the transfer out and back has in store for you.

2. 5-Star Accommodations

Four Seasons, Sonnenalp, and The Sebastian (my personal favorite boutique mountain resort) sit caddy corner to each...

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Designing an Effective Sales Kit

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by Marisela De La Cuesta

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What is a sales kit?

Sales kits are tools used to market a business. It educates potential customers about your business and shows the benefits of your products and services.

A sales kit consists of educational and promotional material designed to help a sales representative win new customers. As competition grows across all industries, your sales kit can help your company stand out above the rest.


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Sales Incentive Poll: Getting Motivated

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by Michael Pisterzi

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We at Spear One pride ourselves in delivering the most unique and memorable incentive programs for our clients. In the interest of continuing our tradition of unforgettable service, we would be grateful if you took a brief moment to help us get a better idea of what motivates you.

If you don’t see your answer(s) in the choices listed let us know in the comment section below!

Now, for a little bit about yourself:

Thank you for your response!

Check out our sales incentive portfolio to see if there’s a program fit for your company!


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Meeting Planners Guide to A/V: Projectors

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Michael Pisterzi

One of the most daunting tasks associated with starting out in meeting planning is attaining a working knowledge of the audio-visual (A/V) realm. While most hotels and event centers can recommend and even provide your meeting with A/V solutions, it is worth knowing whether or not you are going to be using the correct setup or just the setup that is available. In this guide, we’ll go over some of the basics of one of the most important and widely used pieces of equipment in the conference space, the projector.


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Experiential Gift Cards: Unforgettable Incentive Program Rewards

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by Pali Chhabra

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Think back to the last gift card you received from your company.  Was it a gas card that got used up to get you through the week’s rush-hour commute? How about that grocery store card that fell in-between your car seat and center console…how much was left on it again?

However, that gift card you received for your favorite clothing store turned into a shopping spree with all your besties, didn’t it?

Selecting the right cards for your incentive program is key to ensure that recipients remember the award and get an experience out of it. Although gas & grocery cards are popular and fit...

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Build Your Spiff Program Now

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Michael Pisterzi

The sales are less frequent, morale is low, and that nagging thought of not reaching your promised yearly sales goal seems to weigh heavier with every passing day…

…It’s time to breathe some new life into your team with a Spiff Program!


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