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ASTD ICE 2011 Expo Exposed


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Some sights and trends around the expo floor, as captured by A. Shea from QuickLessons.

Some sights and trends around the expo floor, as captured by A. Shea from QuickLessons.

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  • 2. Some sights around the Expo & environs...
  • 3. The tradeshow floor started out vast and a bit bleak:
  • 4. But quickly was populated—showing that hospitality Orlando is so well known for:
  • 5. The Global Village was a welcoming meeting point for delegates from abroad:
  • 6. People convened from around the world, with an especially large turn out from Brazil, Korea and Kuwait this year.
  • 7. National flags were a frequent element of booth design, representing the global audiences of tools and services in training today.
    The Training Associates
    Tell Me More
  • 8. International Communication by Design
  • 9. Even one charming interplanetary traveler in the house...
  • 10. There were Exhibitors from A to Z...
    2011 Exhibitor List
  • 11. Psycho-Geometrics® LLC
    Any real estate is fair game as amessaging space
    Citrix Online
  • 12. Displays with light boxes brightened up the floor
  • 13. Games of all typesplayed a prominentrole...whether as a training aide,
    Trainers Warehouse
  • 14. Or boothactivity
    Q Center
  • 15. Blackboard
  • 16. eLogic Learning
  • 17. Tailor-made games to mimic specific business processes, understand decision making and profit drivers...
  • 18. Could you guess the amount of cash in this jar?It went to the closest estimator.Lucky Tim, of Delta Airlines!
    Extended DISC
  • 19. It seems due to stress and overworked employees, Conflict Management solutions are big today...
    National Conflict
    Resolution Center /
  • 20. You can get “Have a Nice Conflict”for your Kindle
    Check it out on Amazon:
  • 21. Learning how to play well with others just can’t be emphasized enough!
  • 22. Being nice in many languages
    High Performance Learning, Inc.
  • 23. “THE” give-away for 2011 was an iPad.
  • 24. But as a consolation prize and afternoon pick-me-up, chocolate was never far off...
  • 25. A luxurious reward for stopping by a booth...a mini-massage
    The Energy Project
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Recognizing employees is always important
    Trainers Warehouse
  • 28. Despite shortened attention spans, books are STILL relevant and were a verycoveted give away.
  • 29. And ASTD ICE was a jackpot for readers, with many hardbacks being GIVEN AWAY FREE!
  • 30. 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.)
  • 31. 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!
  • 32. Winning smile AND an author!
    Marcia Hughes
  • 33. Onsite bookshops sprung up here and there...
  • 34. ...with titles mirroring popular booth themes and introducing games into training..
  • 35. ...many on being a compassionate leader and other relationship-building principles
  • 36. 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 )
  • 37. One of the best booth elements...genuine smiles!
  • 38. 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 !
  • 39. See you next year!