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Upcoming Best Practices Webinar – Register Now

February 3, 2016

Join NASC Mentoring Committee co-chairs John David, CSEE, COO, USA BMX and Mike Price, CSEE, Executive Director, Greater Lansing Sports Authority, as they share different ways the mentoring committee can help you get the most out of your NASC membership!

You don’t have to be a new member or new to the industry to utilize the mentoring committee, as many industry veterans still connect with their mentor to discuss ideas and share experiences. All three membership categories are represented within the committee, which consists of over 200 years of cumulative sport tourism industry experience and knowledge. Questions about the benefits and resources available to members, the NASC Symposium and industry related topics are just a few examples of how the mentoring committee is able to assist. There will also be time to ask John and Mike questions during the webinar.

Who should attend this webinar? All members! Whether you are a new NASC member, a new hire at an NASC member organization, new to the sport tourism industry or have been around for years, we encourage you to attend!

Date: Friday, February 26
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
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Playing the Game of Social Media Marketing

January 21, 2014

Are you getting stressed out by the pressure to be using social media? Are you confused about what is worth doing in social media and how to do it right? Then it is time for you to take a breath and join Author and Social Media Expert; Doug Motel in Playing the Game of Social Media Marketing. Doug will show you how to market your business with the top social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and more. Some of the things you will take away from this webinar are:

-What social media is and what it isn’t. 
-Why social media platforms are vital for small businesses.
-Tips & tricks for effectively using each platform for your business.
-Strategies to avoid overload when using this stuff. 
-And much, much more. 

Learn how to more effectively use social media platforms to keep your customers engaged and satisfied, giving you more time to focus on what you love to do most in your business!

Time: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Date: 2:00pm ET
Presenter: Doug Motel
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Want more information on upcoming Best Practice and Event Webinars, check out our upcoming webinar schedule here.

The NASC Webpage – Connecting, Guiding and Helping Us All!

September 7, 2010

One of my favorite places to connect with my sports industry peers is the NASC webpage. It is a diamond in the rough. It is a results-focused and carefully designed webpage with you in mind. It is easy to get around. The content, features and member services are all laid out for you to click and investigate what you need, at your own time and pace.

My two favorite resources are the Event Database and the Economic Impact Template. The Event Database has every open sporting event from basketball to wrestling for you to search, research, match and bid on to bring groups to your destination. The Economic Impact Template is a tool to use that helps you predict the best possible results of the event prior to bidding. It gives you spending estimates and patterns of behavior specific to that unique event. The data will help you in your bid presentation and preparation. It is a tool that gives you a rough approximation of the economic impact that will help you in the long run for planning and going after certain events. It has also been updated and improved so it’s even better than before. These ballpark figures hopefully give you the data you need for approval and funding too.

So the next time you are thinking of searching for a lead, or how to connect with that rights holder or just want a place for some help, remember to click on I am confident that you will be glad you did.

Dave Headshot Picture About the Guest Contributor Dave O’Lenick, CMP, CHME, CTA, Fort Worth CVB
After spending twenty years on the hotel side, Dave has shifted his career over to the CVB side to work with the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is marketing Fort Worth as a premiere sports destination for sporting events, tournaments, trade shows and special sports seminars. This is a new position at the Bureau dedicated to sports related events and a new initiative the FWCVB feels strongly about. Dave is partnering closely with rights holders, sports facilities and hotels to bring more regional and national events to Fort Worth because Fort Worth certainly has “Game” and continues to host notable and well recognized sporting events. He is currently working on his CSEE (Certified Sports Event Executive).  Dave’s wife Deann is a Speech Pathologist who is working on her PH.D. His daughter Lucy is studying for her Master’s Degree at the University of Florida in Sports Training and son Freddie will be off to college next year for a Music-Marketing degree. Dave enjoys golf, his new Bowflex, reading biographies, and motivational books and is a proud member of NASC.