Top ‘harmless’ résumé lies that can cause big-time hurt–and how to address them.
Planners asking speakers to present at an event–for free–is nothing new in the industry, but the topic is getting more consideration as of late. In those discussions, some common threads are emerging, but it is clear that the industry is divided on this issue. Here are some scenarios and ideas that you may have encountered and how best to manage them.
At its best, Periscope is the fly on the wall … any wall in the world. At its worst, it’s a never-ending video selfie.
Don’t let your next event be interrupted by our “always-on” mindset. If you blend the two worlds, your attendees will thank you.
No-cell zones can be a hard sell, says well-connected planner (and reformed Blankie lover).
Several months ago a colleague let me know a fake Twitter account had been set up in my professional name. Thus began the battle of my life.
As meeting and event planners, you are incredibly powerful. But, to quote Stan Lee’s Spider-Man, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
Knowing the difference between a sellers’ market and a buyers’ market will help you do your job more effectively.
Are so-called charges really hidden, or do we as planners fail to ask all the right questions?
In speaking with event organizers and industry suppliers at IMEX America, a common theme kept popping up: Meeting professionals were getting ripped off. In one situation, an independent planner brought a friend in to help her on a job last year. When the client called the friend about coming back this year, the friend took […]
How often have you walked away from a contract negotiation feeling positive, happy with the deal you struck and like you got the very best deal for your money? Is negotiating hotel contracts one of your least favorite parts of your job? I think very few meeting planners feel comfortable with this aspect, and I […]
This is a relationship-based business. But with hotels struggling to keep their doors open and planners wrestling with tighter booking windows and even tighter budgets, it’s sometimes hard to remember that the relationship between planners and suppliers isn’t supposed to be adversarial. In this Knowledge Series video, we take a look at ways to strengthen […]
So here it is, 2010, and all I see and hear about is getting into shape. And, I thought that I spent all last year doing that. But knowing that sometimes we (collectively) tend to not finish what we start, here are my resolutions and recommendations for the coming meeting year: Take the time to […]
When international events company MotivAction made the decision to go green, it wasn’t just paying lip-service to a hot trend.
Do you find yourself eagerly going to trade shows, grabbing the sponsor’s free bag and filling it up with as many goodies as you can, like a kid at Halloween? Do you automatically expect certain “perks” from businesses you negotiate with to service your meetings? If you do, you’re no different from most of your fellow meeting planners or, in fact, most people doing business today. But Dr. Bruce Weinstein, “The Ethics Guy,” says its time to say no to freebies and the marketing come-ons that, he contends, hurt businesses in the long run.