5 Simple Steps to Managing an Event App

As a consultant and Technology Services Manager for dozens of clients, I have managed multiple activations of mobile apps for events. In the process, I developed a pretty foolproof...

Making the Most of Your Training Initiatives

Employee learning (training and development) initiatives are no small piece of the pie when it comes to organization’s budgets. According to ATD’s 2013 States of the Industry report, organizations spent $164.2 billion on employee learning in 2012. Of this, 61% was spent internally. Training and development initiatives differ from company to company, but the reason


Six Common Survey Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

There are six ways to turn a customer feedback survey into a colossal waste of time that consumes money and resources but tells your organization absolutely nothing useful. Without further ado, let’s get started! Too many chefs in the kitchen Marketing wants to know product preferences, customer service wants feedback on responsiveness, sales wants to


Hotel Checklist

Put Your Happy Guests on TripAdvisor

What is the first thing you do before booking a hotel? If you’re like me, I always go to TripAdvisor to see how other travelers rate the hotel. Cleanliness is my big thing, so if there’s negative reviews about the cleanliness of the hotel in general, I’m onto my next hotel to research. Online reviews


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Event Horror Stories: Your Turn

If you missed any of our event horror stories, you can click the links below to view them. Event Horror Story 1 – Uninvited Guests Event Horror Story 2 – The Quest for the Acceptable Venue Event Horror Story 3 – Mobile Madness Event Horror Story 4 – Night of the Zombie Attendees We know


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Hotel Customer (and Staff) Feedback can be Hell

Filthy rooms, paint peeling from the walls, inedible food in the dirty restaurant, and an overall lack of accountability from leadership and staff. These are just a few of the wonderful surprises in store for world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay on his hit series, “Hotel Hell.” In it, Chef Ramsay visits a struggling hotel and


Event Horror Stories: Night of the Zombie Attendees

Did this episode sound familiar? Read below, and see how you can avoid a similarly gruesome fate at your events! Human beings are social creatures. They yearn for engagement—in fact, they need it. Live events are a great way to keep people engaged, but sometimes they aren’t enough to hold everyone’s rapt attention. If attendee


How to Write a Twitter Bio That Attracts Targeted Followers

Why Do You Matter? Answering the question “Why Do You Matter?” can be a daunting task for a hotel sales professional. Let’s face it, sales people are not naturally wired to write about themselves. They are out-and-about building relationships and experiencing the rush of closing business. They let the marketing people handle the task of


Hotel Marketing

Secrets to Filling Rooms During Your Slow Periods

Whether you’re a boutique property, an upscale resort, or anywhere in between, all hotels endure days, weeks, months when vacancies outnumber occupancies. Every hotel or resort has a slow period, an off-season when a hush falls over your property and your hotel marketing team is scrambling for ways to fill rooms. While we can all


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The Must-Have Hotel Amenities to Win Guests’ Hearts

It’s the little things that matter – especially to our hotel guests, meeting planners, and event attendees who come from near and far to stay with us and experience our property. What’s behind pulling off legendary customer service and review scores, even at the most basic of properties? It comes down to amenities. Whether intuitive