Meetings are rarely smooth sailing. You plan, you anticipate, you prepare and more often than not, something will not go exactly as planned. It might not be a major problem such as a natural disaster, or an oversold hotel, but if you have thought things through and have a supportive team, you will overcome the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Meetings – Trick or Treat?
In a recent blog I discussed the Improv principle of “yes, and” vs. “yes, but” and how by changing one word you can change the tone of your response and the reaction of the person you are talking to. This time I’d like to focus on removing whining and complaining from our repertoire. It’s not […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Complaining Not Welcome Here!
I’m not a comedian (ask my family!) and I don’t aspire to play one on TV. I have however, been to a few sessions on the value of improv and how it is a beneficial tool in the workplace. Here are two key improv skills that can be applied to many work and home situations. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Improv – Not Just for Late Night TV
There’s been a lot written about qualities of great leaders and what makes a great team. As meeting planners we often rotate between being the team leader and being a team member. Here are some leadership lessons I’ve learned to take your team from OK to awesome. Delegate It’s a wonderful concept, but often poorly executed. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Leadership Lessons for Awesome Teams
Two months ago I returned from 10 days in Augusta, GA at The Masters. It was my third year working this event and I’m still talking about it. I’ve been a part of meeting & event teams for years and have planned my share of client entertainment at golf outings, but this is really special. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
As a mom and a Type A, I often try to do it all. A husband, two kids, a house, a job, errands, activities; it seems it never ends. It felt easier to juggle things before the kids came along – after that is when I realized the value of asking for help. When I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Team – My Lifesavers