Room advances: Look out for what’s left behind

Room advances are common among planners who want to make sure that VIPs find their lodging in perfect condition. Here are some things to watch out for.  More

The do’s and don’ts of corporate gift-giving

A whoopee cushion is probably not your best choice for a business gift at the holidays. You must also be mindful of IRS rules, cultural etiquette and your reputation.  More

Holidays and work: Double trouble ahead

Whether you welcome or abhor the holiday season, there's some end-of-year protocol that needs your attention. More

The metaphysics of meetings
The metaphysics of meetings

Listen to attendees. Their collective wisdom is greater than any one presenter. More

Do you know how powerful you are?

As meeting and event planners, you are incredibly powerful. But, to quote Stan Lee's Spider-Man, "With great power, comes great responsibility."  More

Put all events in focus — including nonprofits, NGOs
Put all events in focus — including nonprofits, NGOs

One of my favorite quotes from Harvey Mackay is, “If you don’t have a destination, you’ll never get there.” How true this is for our client’s events More

Sustainable Meetings Conference 2012: A whole lot of wonderful

The annual Sustainable Meetings Conference, organized by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), convened in Montreal this year on April 22-25. Read Part 1 of our report.  More