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... Comments Off on Continuing Education for Meeting Professionals – Who Needs it?
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... Comments Off on That’s What It’s All About!
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... Comments Off on Meetings in 2020 – a Student Perspective
(I’m getting tired of the snow and eagerly awaiting Spring Training – so please allow me to indulge in some baseball references.) “If you build it, he will come” seemed ridiculous and far-fetched in Field of Dreams (if you’ve never seen the movie – add it to your Netflix queue!) and it certainly is unrealistic […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on If You Build It, Will They Come?
When a colleague first asked if I wanted to attend an information session about olive oil, I was hesitant as I expected a dry lecture. After I got the official invite for an interactive cooking session, my ‘maybe’ turned quickly into a ‘yes’! The class was held at Rustico Cooking (a cooking loft in New […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Involve All the Senses
There is a first time for everything – last night it was hearing the words Force Majeure during a musical! Disaster! – A 70s Disaster Movie Musical – a creative, fun off-Broadway show that incorporates 70s music with parodies of disaster movies (think The Poseidon Adventure meets Earthquake meets Jaws, etc.). I was enjoying the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making a List, Checking it Twice