But as a consolation prize and afternoon pick-me-up, chocolate was never far off...
A luxurious reward for stopping by a booth...a mini-massage The Energy Project
A set of blank thank you notes was a thoughtful idea as a booth give-away and something to use for colleagues, staff, any anyone who deserves thanks. The Energy Project
Recognizing employees is always important Trainers Warehouse
Despite shortened attention spans, books are STILL relevant and were a verycoveted give away. TalentSmart®
And ASTD ICE was a jackpot for readers, with many hardbacks being GIVEN AWAY FREE!
Some of the dozens of titles...(Hmmmn...common theme of how to have conversations! Good communication never goes out of vogue as an important skill.)
Real, live authors were in the house to visit with us: Tim Scudder Mike Patterson Kent Michael That’s me, I’m not one of the authors!
Winning smile AND an author! Marcia Hughes http://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Developing-Emotional-Social-Intelligence/dp/0470190884
Onsite bookshops sprung up here and there... Pfeiffer
...with titles mirroring popular booth themes and trends...like introducing games into training..
...many on being a compassionate leader and other relationship-building principles
Embracing and creating change was another ubiquitous topic—printed book excerpts serve up a taste (and are less weightyin the luggage than hardbacksyet moretangible than an ebook )
One of the best booth elements...genuine smiles! coachInc.com
And if you’re really jonesing for more ASTD ICE action, you can take advantage of a virtual recap (recordings) of 2011’s program:or, get a jump start by submitting a proposal to speak at ASTD ICE 2012 ! http://www.astd.org/content/conferences/ http://www.astd.org/content/conferences/international/RFPice/