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Meetings Management Program Rollout: Internal Communications Guide

By now, we are nearing the end of the processes of “selling” your meetings management. By following the above steps, the initial sale should be complete and you should focus your attention on selling the company to use the program and gain adoption. If executive buy-in is the most difficult piece of implementing a meetings


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Strategic Meetings Management: Developing Your Project Timeline

 Congratulations! If you’ve been keeping up with our biweekly blog series, you’ve put together a business case and received initial approval for your meetings program. Your next step should be to put together a high-level project plan to prep for organization-wide roll out of your new strategic meeting program. Here’s what you should consider: Identify


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Presenting Your Business Case For a Meetings Management Program

Building Your Business Case While your company may not have a culture of writing a formal business case, putting your thoughts in writing can help you to consolidate your thoughts, data, and ideas into a single location. When putting together business cases, some areas to think about: Current Situation/Business Need Objectives Risks Proposed Strategy Justifications


Safety First! Best Practices for Duty of Care in Meetings and Events

One of the topics covered on the final day of Cvent CONNECT was safety surrounding the events industry, and Duty of Care. While most corporate travel programs have established comprehensive Duty of Care programs — generally centered around using a centralized travel management company (TMC) and security expert firms that offer corporate services, such as International


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Your Meetings Management Program: Developing a Meeting Policy

Last week I talked through some of the reasons your company might be looking at implementing a meetings management program . The next step is to outline your meetings policy.  I’m still surprised by how many organizations have don’t have a meetings policy in place, even something informal. The true value of a meetings policy is


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Why You Should Manage Your Meetings Against Return On Engagement Metrics

As discussed in last week’s post, meetings management programs have developed a reputation for being difficult and incredibly time consuming to implement. This blog series will help you simplify the process and achieve executive buy-in and company adoption. Historically, meetings program managers undertook this initiative for potential cost savings. Strategic meetings management research proved that


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7 Steps To Sell Your Execs On A Meetings Management Program

For years, the implementation of a strategic meetings management (SMM) program has been the go-to solution for reducing costs,  gaining visibility, and ensuring compliance  around events and meetings at organizations. Yet, on a whole, adoption levels are low outside the Fortune 100. Many point to the difficulty of gaining buy-in from executives as the primary


5 Reasons Why Your Next Meeting Needs a Mobile App

It’s that time of year again: meetings season. Whether it’s an internal company meeting or a conference like Cvent CONNECT, mobile apps are an integral part of any successful event. Our CONNECT app is now available for download, and we can’t wait for our attendees to start using it. When it comes to closed company


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Your Meetings Management Program: Be Your Company’s Savings Superhero

Last week’s post covered mitigating risk when it comes to your meetings management program . This week, we’re pivoting to focus on how your program can contribute to HUGE cost savings for your company. Meetings are proven drivers of productivity, sales, and engagement. They are so impactful, in fact, that 1.1% [2]Aberdeen Group, 2012 of a