Also keep in mind that procurement is a verb, and that means it requires action on your part.
You have an opportunity to get meaner, leaner and more focused. Repeat as needed.
Check out everything you can, from the time you arrive through your stay. Test housekeeping, room service, cell service, the Internet and more. It's our job.
Keep this question in mind: Would you rather your virtual audience watch and walk away or participate and stay?
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From Facebook to Pinterest and every channel in between, go surfing and promote your event to its fullest.
Most good themes are developed in brainstorming sessions, either in groups or through your own imagination.