Recently, I attended two conferences (seems like I say that a lot, but it’s true). Both were in the hospitality industry and both used a meeting app. In my non-technical opinion (as an attendee and a user of both apps), one was infinitely more successful and engaging. I won’t tell you what platforms were used […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
[This is the third part in a three part series – hope you’ve enjoyed reading it! Here are links to Part 1 & Part 2 if you’ve missed them] Part of being prepared is being flexible. It’s a trait shared by meeting professionals (both planners and suppliers), speakers and meeting facilitators. As a facilitator, part […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
[This is part 2 in a 3 part series – if you missed Part 1, click here] As a parent, it makes me smile when my kids ask me work-related questions as it shows me they ‘get’ what I do. My son (who is a college junior) has been fortunate this past year to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
[This is the first of a three part series] When asked about required traits for meeting planning – being organized, flexible and prepared for anything always seem to come to the top of my mind. Over the past few months I’ve been part of or have heard about situations where the ‘be prepared’ aspect definitely […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a new conference – Connect New England. This conference was a great representation of a partnership between the planner and the venue. This resulted in a multifaceted display of the planner’s vision to showcase the destination and its local food and heritage throughout the conference. The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This time of year I love to snuggle on the couch with my family (yes, teenagers still do that!) and watch holiday movies. The other evening I was watching The Santa Clause 2 (one of my modern favorites!). One of my favorite scenes in the movie is during the staff Christmas party when Scott Calvin […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I just got back from 12 days on the road – it started onsite and ended as an attendee. While I missed my family, this trip helped feed my soul and remind me why I do what I do. I’m thankful for being a part of the meetings industry and this trip reinforced that for […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Can you relate to these statements? “I’m done with school – I don’t need continuing education,” or “I don’t have time to attend a class/seminar/webinar.” We take our cars in for tune-ups, we upgrade our electronics frequently – why not our brains? Think of continuing education as a tune-up for your brain – a way […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I saw a post on Facebook the other day about The Hokey Pokey (I’ll pause while you start dancing!). While it did recall images of silly Hokey Pokey sessions in elementary school and at kids’ parties, the last line of each chorus “and that’s what it’s all about” drew me back to meetings. What is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recently I got to participate in the end of semester presentations for the Meeting & Event Management class at UMass Amherst. Each group gave a short presentation on their project – to reimagine a current industry conference for the year 2020, thinking about what they would change to try and attract a younger demographic (their generation). It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.