Strategic meetings management (SMM) is, without a doubt, important, yet too often internal clients and stakeholders hinder SMM implementation.
Building buy-in and more importantly, meeting the expectations of your stakeholders is an extremely delicate balancing act.
From order takers to trusted advisors: How to make your in-house event team more valuable to your clients.
Sometimes just doing a good job isn’t good enough. If there’s one lesson meeting planners have learned in recent years, it’s that putting together a meeting or an event can have a positive or negative impact on the client’s organization, its employees and the surrounding community. By staying focused on designing the meeting to […]
This is a letter I’ve wanted to write to you, but never have gotten around to doing. Now that I’ve written it, I might not send it. I’m not very visible to you for most of the year; you only see me at the annual meeting and perhaps a couple of quarterly meetings. I’m a meeting professional with your trade association, working year-round to ensure that your time and monetary investment in being a member pays off for you.
The meeting industry is one of the most metric-driven sectors ever–and that can have powerful implications for your career.
A résumé reboot means keeping your document current, whether you are actively looking or not. Résumés are vibrant, active documents that keep you on track to your career destination. Here are some immediate things you can do to keep your document up to date and forward-facing.
Last month, I spoke to the MPI Philadelphia Area Chapter’s Educational Institute, and one of the recurring themes that I heard during that presentation and in follow-up discussions is that a whole lot of meeting professionals feel stuck in their careers. Sometimes, there simply isn’t anywhere to go up; other times, BossZilla is standing in […]
Follow-up is one of the most important aspects of event design, but it’s also the most neglected areas of corporate event planning. Here are 11 steps you can take to achieve measurable ROI.
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