The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy

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On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success.

Five Top Meeting Planning Trends for 2017

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The new year has landed and its time again to explore the top meeting planning trends and considerations. Food and Beverage Trends. It is now easier than ever to brand beverages at events. We are not talking about a signature cocktail.

Eventinterface Launching Event and Meeting Planning Master Class

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Many events and meetings are run by volunteers or people whose primary job is not planning events. Anyone who has been made responsible to plan a meeting, event or conference can benefit from this series. Event and Meeting Planning Master Class series presented by

Top trends in meeting planning by trend expert Daniel Levine

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On this episode of event TALK we are speaking with Daniel Levine about trends in the meeting and event planning industry. We are speaking with Daniel about trends in the meetings and events industry. Top 3 trends every event and meeting planner should keep an eye on this year?

The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy

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On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success. Listen to show host Al Wynant and guest Christy Lamagna discuss the following: The definition of “strategy” as it relates to the event and meeting planning industry?

How to Plan an LGBT-Friendly Meeting or Event

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Much of the meeting and event planning industry only recently began evaluating its impact on the LGBT community. Even though you might assume that your meetings and events are free of LGBT influence, there’s always an effect.

Eco-Friendly Event Ideas

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Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

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Engaging – If a speaker doesn’t have a plan for chunking content and infusing audience participation, don’t hire them. According to PCMA Convene’s 25 th annual Meeting Market Survey, organizers invest 7 percent of a meeting’s direct expenses into speakers and entertainment.

Ask the Expert, Fall Edition has Arrived

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9 Things Every Meeting Planner Should Carry in their Toolkit

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Just about anything can happen at a meeting—a broken shoe heel, contract confusion , a sudden headache or the dreaded dead phone battery. To help, we’ve created a handy list of things meeting planners should find useful. Meeting Planning Planner Professional meeting planning

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Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

Smart Meetings

More universities than ever are including conference hotels on their grounds to accommodate meetings of the mind in academic settings. Check out some of these properties and the opportunities they represent for creating smarter meetings. of meeting space, including J.

Ninja Moves for Improved Conference Session Marketing

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Attendance Marketing Attendance Acquisition attendance marketing conference best practices content marketing Education Education & Adult Learning meeting planning best practices Session MarketingBetter session copy helps put butts in seats!

3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees

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Tech Audio Visual Event Planning Meeting Planning TechnologyAV is a unique element of events. Most people, upon hearing the term, think of monitors and microphones and leave it at that.

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Power Up Your Planning with Instagram's New Features

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What Instagram's upgrades mean for meetings and events professionals. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Social Media Meeting Planning Toolboxread more.

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How To Create Your Event Budget

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If you’re planning an event, there’s one step that is essential to making that event happen: creating the event budget. It could cause issues if you need to make changes or cut out a line item down the road in planning. Spending money can be a stressful part of event planning.

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Take the Quiz: Which City is Best for Your Next Event?

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There’s a fine art to planning an event. We’ll determine the best candidate so you can start planning ! appeared first on Smart Meetings. Meeting Planning meeting destinations meeting planning quiz

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Harassment At Meetings May Be A Bigger Problem Than You Thought

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Harassment at meetings is a big problem, according to a recent survey. The report shows that 60% of respondents had experienced harassment at scientific meetings in the last 2 years. The problem of harassment at meetings is worse than we thought, according to a recent report .

At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break

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The trend toward longer, more inspired breaks at meetings —30, 40 or even 60 minutes to refresh the mind and body—can encompass many activities, or none at all. But it’s a surefire way to make your meeting break rise above the ordinary.

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The 5 Busy Phases of Event Planning

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Meeting and event planning is a highly stressful, fast-paced occupation. Incoming—you’ve got a meeting or an event to plan! Aren’t you glad you made a plan B? If you made a plan C, you’ll be even happier.

5 TED and TEDx Talks Every Meeting Planner Should Watch

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There are countless best practices TED talks for general workplace improvements , but some are ideal for meeting planners’ particular pain points and needs. How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings, by David Grady. The power of meetings by Henric Ehrenblad.

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The Value of Good Teamwork

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Have to Lead a New Type of Meeting? Consider a Meeting in a Box

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From time to time, you may feel challenged when you have to hold a particular meeting. Event Industry Event Planning meeting in a bag meeting in a box Meeting Planning meeting toolkit Productivity TechnologyMaybe you have to introduce certain concepts to your workers that you haven’t covered formally before or are faced with a client presentation on short notice.

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5 Benefits of Holding Events at Unique Venues

Smart Meetings

For planners, leaving a lasting impression on meeting participants isn’t always easy to do, though, and can require some important strategizing. Holding an event at an interesting museum , theater or sports facility offers a unique experience that makes for a very memorable meeting.

7 Places to Experience a Glamping Adventure for your Next Meeting

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If you are looking to change it up for your next meeting, glamping is the way to go. Here are seven places you can go glamping that offer beautiful meeting spaces and luxurious lodging options. Meeting Spaces: 13. Meeting Spaces: 13. Meeting Spaces: 9.

8 Hot Event-Planning Buzzwords of 2017

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Predictably, big trends impact all industries—including event planning. These are some of the hottest event-planning buzzwords of 2017. Virtual reality (VR) can be used during the course of event planning. Each year brings a new collection of buzzwords.

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Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You?

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As anyone in the meetings and events industry knows, there’s more than one type of meeting planner. Or do you meticulously plan everything far in advance? The post Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

It’s Time to Kill the RFP

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Requests for proposal no longer fit today’s needs for smaller, more last-minute meetings. Corporate Toolbox Housing Global Sites Research Meeting Planning ToolboxBy Ron Shah, CEO, Bizly. read more.

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

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Finding a host city for a key meeting can be a geographic Rubik’s cube of schedules and locations that can seem impossible to solve. Meeting space: 4.2 Brown Convention Center’s red, white and blue nautical theme offers meeting professionals 1.2 Meeting space: 5 million sq.

The 3 “A”s of Risk Management

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Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Incentive Meeting Planning Safety & SecurityToday’s planners need to know how to effectively anticipate, assess, and address potential security concerns from hostage situations to natural disasters. read more.

Make Your 2018 Events More Productive with One-to-One Appointment Scheduling

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While most events feature numerous breakout sessions, speakers, and floor demos, ensuring attendees have the ability to connect with other professionals and suppliers for one-to-one meetings is becoming a must. People don’t come to events just to go from one session to the next without networking or meeting other business needs, and even those with […]. Tech Event Planning Meeting Planning Meetings scheduling Technology

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Meetings Mean Business Roars Again

Smart Meetings

The coalition known as Meetings Mean Business is back in business with Worth Meeting About, a refreshed campaign to underscore the importance of face-to-face meetings for people, businesses and communities.

Don’t Sign That Hotel AV Contract Just Yet! Here’s What You Need to Know First

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Event Industry AV Event Planning Meeting Planning Technology TipsAs an event professional, you have likely seen your fair share of hotel AV contracts. Often, it’s tempting to just sign on the dotted line, especially since it means you don’t have to hunt down your own equipment and technicians. But, you shouldn’t always default to what the venue has to offer, as you might […].

Meeting Rooms by the Hour: How These Services Can Save You Money

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When planning a trade show or conference, most event professionals are focused on booking large spaces for a significant duration. You may need to meet with companies, vendors, or sponsors for quick presentations or to handle negotiations, […]. Business business Meeting Planning Meetings TipsBut, these aren’t the only times when having access to a well-appointed room is crucial for business functions.

3 Stunning, All-Inclusive Properties for Island Meetings

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of meeting space, it is a memory-making destination for groups of up to 400. The post 3 Stunning, All-Inclusive Properties for Island Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings. Destinations Meeting Planning beach caribbean islands destination event planning meeting planning

Are Your Meetings Doing Enough to Inspire Future Leaders?

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New research reveals several disconnects between what today’s students and delegates want and what meetings actually deliver. Corporate Toolbox Association Conventions and Expos Meetings Fuel Meeting Planning Toolbox

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The Who, What, and Why of Chatbots for Events

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Apps Communication Event Planning Marketing Meeting Planning Technology“Chatbot” has become something of a buzzword as of late – especially in the events industry, but is there anything to it? Are chatbots really being used at events? How do they work? And are they the next killer event app? Today we’re addressing those questions with a roundup of the chatbots currently on market. […].

Third-Party and In-House Planners Make a Perfect Match

Smart Meetings

Third-party planners and in-house planners have often been thought of as being on opposite ends of the meeting planner spectrum. Some people incorrectly assume that an independent planner or planning company is not as experienced or effective as an in-house corporate meeting planner.

5 Unique Team-Building Activities for the Summer

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Plus, this activity requires a high level of collaborative thinking, planning and coordination. The post 5 Unique Team-Building Activities for the Summer appeared first on Smart Meetings. Meeting Planning Ideas & Inspiration meeting planning meeting tips

6 Unique Ways to Promote Your Event Sponsors

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Social Media Communication Event Marketing Event Planning Meeting PlanningIf it wasn’t for your sponsors, your event might not have gotten off the ground; that’s what makes the relationship so important. Part of that relationship is based on your willingness to promote sponsors throughout your events, and it’s an obligation you should take seriously. Often, most promoters focus on acknowledging sponsors using standard methods; […].

5 Unexpected Ways to Show Attendees Love

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Corporate meeting and event planners must make the best romantic partners. The post 5 Unexpected Ways to Show Attendees Love appeared first on Smart Meetings. A major part of the job is making attendees feel appreciated while tending to their every need.

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