It’s time for event professionals to reflect on their own professional development—and creativity is an important competency. Explore these 7 ways to flex your creative muscles.
Many busy meeting professionals may work more in exchange for less sleep, but doing so is dangerous gamble.
The top six platform-agnostic apps for meeting and event professionals.
New U.S. overtime rules may cost meeting professionals, corporate attendees and exhibiting companies more money to have a presence at events held over holidays and weekends.
How would your career and life be if you had the ability to tackle problems and challenges as they arise? What would it feel like to engage in conceptual thinking whenever you wanted or needed to? What if you had a sense of control and ease about each day? If all these components were a part of your life, you would be living in “real time.”
What would it be like if you could recharge yourself like a rechargeable battery? What if you could have that old zip and zest, or a twinkle in your eye when you came into work? What if you could have the stamina to put in a full workday but still leave with lots of energy?
If spring cleaning seems like too big a task for you, maybe it’s time to adopt some new strategies to the annual ritual.
There are many joys to living with a meeting planner—and some oddities. In living with a meeting planner, here are some of the things I’ve learned as well as some of the things I’ve learned to avoid.
Everything you do to market your event follows from knowing your audience. Your customers are your audience and today you need to know who they are in much deeper ways than ever before. It is important to reach them in the right places at the right times in the right ways to convince them to attend your event.
I recently attended the first-ever sedentary behavior and health conference at the University of Illinois. Let’s try to demystify the “science of sitting.”
Not sure if you have your work-life balance all under control? Here are 8 signs that your work-life balance is looking good
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer where stress control is involved, but there are plenty of warning signs and ways to respond.
Here are a few exercises you can do right where you are. They’ll help keep your energy even and your muscles relaxed.
Getting enough sleep is key to having enough energy to successfully get through your workday. Dream about that as you drift toward your weekend.
True leisure — when you get to enjoy rewarding activities free from work and preoccupation with work — is vital.
Adroitly handling personal matters frees you up to be more effective on the job.
According to CareerCast.com’s 2015 ranking, meeting planners have one of the most stressful jobs in the workforce, right along with firefighters, police officers, military personnel and airplane pilots.
Lacking a balance between responsibility and respite, “getting things done” can become an end-all. We begin to draw a link between executing the items on our “to do” lists and our feelings of self-worth.
Wasn’t it just six months ago that we all had lofty goals about where we were headed? Perhaps June should be designated as the time to get real about what we’ve accomplished and what we have not since Jan. 1.
Don’t end up asking yourself huge quality-of-life questions: What’s life all about? Why am I here? Is that all there is?
The concerns in your work life might be annoying and relentless, but none are insurmountable.
December is busy for meeting planners, so any breathing space you can find is worth it. Some ideas.
“I always find myself wishing for more time … ” You, too?
As summer gives way to fall, use this time to enhance your breathing space.
On which part of the spectrum do you fall? This list might open some eyes.
“Event coordinator” is one of the Top 10 most stressful jobs of 2014. Here’s how to fight back.
A few weeks ago we talked about what was involved in trying to achieve a work-life balance. Today we get more specific.
The benefits of a bona-fide midday meal break are something to keep in mind now, as the holidays make our lives more frenetic, and later, when many of us try to establish a healthier path for the new year.
Anywhere from 20 million to 44 million of us work from home at least one day a week. But doing so isn’t right for everyone.