Take a step back and see if how you work helps your team members improve. There are a number of ways you can make sure you all get better.
Planning high-level executive meetings can be some of the most challenging and stressful events you are asked to produce. While board meetings or executive retreats aren’t necessarily the largest or most complex meetings, they are loaded with opportunities and challenges you have to anticipate and accommodate. Follow these guidelines to ensure a successful event for […]
Before starting my business as an independent meeting planner, I was the director of meetings for a large Texas state association. At the time, it never would have occurred to me to hire a third party planner because I had a staff, and we were able to handle all the demands of our meetings. Since […]
Your big meeting just wrapped up and you’re feeling pretty proud of yourself. After all, you had some of the best and brightest industry experts delivering relevant, “need to know now” information in slickly produced keynote presentations at well-attended general sessions. Your schedule was chock-full of educational breakout sessions, with more information presented by strong […]
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 […]
Icebreakers can be a great way to start a meeting, as they set the tone for the presentation. They are helpful in relaxing participants, which then makes them more receptive to listening and contributing. Icebreaker activities also can create a “team atmosphere” and motivate participants to work with others in a cooperative manner. A good […]