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The Positive Power of Disruptions at Meetings

The Positive Power of Disruptions at Meetings

Get Creative with ways to break up meetings and make them memorable Photo Credit: Mashable A disruption during a meeting used to nave a negative connotation. Of course, business meetings also used to consist of simply a speaker on a stage addressing people in business attire while they sat in rows and rows of folding...
What Worries Meeting Planners the Most? And How to Meet the Stress Head On

What Worries Meeting Planners the Most? And How to Meet the Stress Head On

Meeting, conference, and event planners all deal with challenges and stresses – large and small. CareerCast consistently lists the profession among the top ten most stressful jobs in the U.S., along with the military, police, and firefighters. We polled a group of career meeting planners to find out what’s keeping them up at night lately,...
5 Meeting and Event Trends for 2019

5 Meeting and Event Trends for 2019

Here’s some great news; according to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends demand for meetings will grow five to ten percent in 2019. The small meetings planning cycle will be more than one month and for large groups the average planning time is expected to be 75+ days. Group sizes should increase by fourteen...
Build the Best ROI Methodology for Your Corporate Event

Build the Best ROI Methodology for Your Corporate Event

Whether you’re planning one or a hundred events every year, tracking and reporting an event’s return on investment (ROI) can be a tricky proposition. With the right processes in place you will be able to report metrics that can directly measure an event’s contribution to the company’s goals or bottom line. Before undertaking this process,...
How to Effectively Implement a Strategic Meeting Management Program

How to Effectively Implement a Strategic Meeting Management Program

A Strategic Meeting Management Program (SMMP) concentrates on ways to achieve high-quality meetings that deliver quantitative cost savings, effective risk management and greater visibility to upper management for meeting planners. Who wouldn’t want that … right? But how do you deliver it? It turns out, there is not a one-size-fits-all SMMP deliverable. But it has...
Chatbot 101: How This AI Feature Is Shaping the Event Industry

Chatbot 101: How This AI Feature Is Shaping the Event Industry

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if attendees or trade show exhibitors could ask a question or have a conversation regarding your event on a 24/7 basis? Wouldn’t it also be great if a computer program could answer those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in a friendly, personal way without involving a single staff person? Welcome to the...
If You Really Want Happy Attendees, Do These Seven Things

If You Really Want Happy Attendees, Do These Seven Things

This probably isn’t going to come as a huge surprise, but it turns out that happy attendees help you market future events. Why? Because they start talking about what a great learning experience they had at your conference. They spread their enthusiasm to others in the message they deliver. And most of all, they can’t...