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Learning From Holiday Events: An 8 Point Checklist
Whether you threw Christmas parties for your clients or organized year end meetings or events that included a festive celebration, it's important to pause, take stock and reflect. The quieter...Read More >
10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Event Planners
It's less than a week before Christmas and you still have a few gifts to pick up for an event or a client who has been really good to you. It's been almost a year to the day since I did a blog...Read More >

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3 Big Benefits of Using Apps For Small Meetings
You may not think about how small meetings can use an app, but there is something to be said about the impact of apps in this area. Small meetings typically have 20 - 100 attendees, and companies that...Read More >
6 Apps to Help You Through the Holidays
Somehow, every year, the holidays sneak up on you. Even if you’re done shopping by now, there are presents to wrap, cards to send off, cookies to be shared, and meals to be cooked. Whatever you need...Read More >

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Learning From Holiday Events: An 8 Point Checklist
Whether you threw Christmas parties for your clients or organized year end meetings or events that included a festive celebration, it's important to pause, take stock and reflect. The quieter time just before Christmas and early in the New Year is an ideal time for this type of assessment. The lessons learned from holiday events will be helpful as you plan next year's festive event and, in fact, all events over the coming...
10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Event Planners
It's less than a week before Christmas and you still have a few gifts to pick up for an event or a client who has been really good to you. It's been almost a year to the day since I did a blog post with gift ideas. Not to worry, I have been saving the hottest gifts I've seen at tradeshows or just browsing around at stores this year. One of them is bound to hit the mark. ...INO Capsule Machine and Oro Caffe Direct from Italy,...
It's a Wonderful Town: Promotions in New York, NY
If you find yourself in New York City this fall, you might be tempted to sing a chorus or two of "New York, New York, It's a Wonderful Town." The Broadway musical "On the Town," including this classic song, is enjoying a revival, and the deals for meetings in NYC just might inspire a planner to strike an exuberant pose and sing along.* Saturday Night's All Right All Right. At the W New York – Union Square, book a weekend...
Learning From Holiday Events: An 8 Point Checklist
Whether you threw Christmas parties for your clients or organized year end meetings or events that included a festive celebration, it's important to pause, take stock and reflect. The quieter time just before Christmas and early in the New Year is an ideal time for this type of assessment. The lessons learned from holiday events will be helpful as you plan next year's festive event and, in fact, all events over the coming...
10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Event Planners
It's less than a week before Christmas and you still have a few gifts to pick up for an event or a client who has been really good to you. It's been almost a year to the day since I did a blog post with gift ideas. Not to worry, I have been saving the hottest gifts I've seen at tradeshows or just browsing around at stores this year. One of them is bound to hit the mark. ...INO Capsule Machine and Oro Caffe Direct from Italy,...
It's a Wonderful Town: Promotions in New York, NY
If you find yourself in New York City this fall, you might be tempted to sing a chorus or two of "New York, New York, It's a Wonderful Town." The Broadway musical "On the Town," including this classic song, is enjoying a revival, and the deals for meetings in NYC just might inspire a planner to strike an exuberant pose and sing along.* Saturday Night's All Right All Right. At the W New York – Union Square, book a weekend...
3 Big Benefits of Using Apps For Small Meetings
You may not think about how small meetings can use an app, but there is something to be said about the impact of apps in this area. Small meetings typically have 20 - 100 attendees, and companies that host dozens of small meetings a year can see great value in mobile app adoption.  The cost of doing small meetings Let's start by estimating the paper cost for a meeting of 50 attendees. The cost of printing and shipping a...
If You Don't Share Your Successes, You'll Hate Yourself Later
The hardest part of the job for many meeting professionals isn’t being more strategic, it’s knowing how to share the story of their successes. For some, it feels like bragging. To others, they grew up believing it was rude. Some people assume it’s all part of the job. If you’re of a certain age (*cough* Millennials *cough*), you might struggle with oversharing. But when you’ve achieved a goal — whether it’s related to...
Why Conference Centers are More Conducive for Learning
Before persuading your boss of your venue selection, think about the essence of meetings today. Content is delivered by speakers, and information is shaped, discussed and analyzed among participants. This is vastly different from years ago, when trainers focused on feeding information to attendees. So how does this affect what you need in a meeting environment? According to David Smith, founder of Conference Center Consulting...

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3 Big Benefits of Using Apps For Small Meetings
You may not think about how small meetings can use an app, but there is something to be said about the impact of apps in this area. Small meetings typically have 20 - 100 attendees, and companies that...
6 Apps to Help You Through the Holidays
Somehow, every year, the holidays sneak up on you. Even if you’re done shopping by now, there are presents to wrap, cards to send off, cookies to be shared, and meals to be cooked. Whatever you need...
You Bought an App. Now What? Tips for Increasing App Adoption
It's no secret that smartphone adoption has increased in recent years. Fewer and fewer planners are dealing with attendees who simply don't have a phone smartphone. Yes, it still happens, but the...

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