Planners Corner

Test your connections

Did you know there’s an online calculator you can use to see what kind of Internet speed your group will need? The APEX Bandwidth CalculatorĀ errs on the side of too much bandwidth, but it will give you a baseline from which to start venue negotiations. Once you’re on-site, you can test the speed in guest [...] More

Let’s get high, Part 2

Real organizers eliminate nonessential information. High achievers stay focused ...  More

Let’s get high, Part 1

Real achievers take time to recharge. High achievers know when to relax ...  More

Creating no-cell zones … really!

If bandwidth or tech-driven distractions are a concern at your meeting or event, consider creating a no-tech zone. More

Give PowerPoint the boot

PowerPoint is so 2001. If you want to liven things up at your event, encourage your speakers to use an online presentation system like, which lets them zoom in and out and skip around, or, which lets presenters create seamless multimedia presentations. If they must use PowerPoint, introduce them to the HaikuDeck app. [...] More

What are attendees saying?

Social media is a fantastic listening tool, if you know how to use it.  More

Tips for menu planning and meeting planner tech

Did you miss the June 26 Visit Raleigh Client Appreciation Event, powered by PYM LIVE? See what you missed here. More

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