A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Tim Sanders speak to a gathering of meeting professionals. “The only reason to have a meeting is to change the world,” he said. If anything, the media scrutiny of early 2009 has proved how the choices we make as meeting professionals can negatively impact […]
From our friends at Keep America Meeting: A catchy little song from TBA Global and artist NewSide, commemorating industry advocacy efforts. Check it out! (Hit “Play the Song” and wait for the magic to begin.)
Since February, US Travel has been spearheading a promotional and advocacy campaign to give a voice to the meetings industry, with the help of industry associations such as PCMA, MPI and NBTA. But there is still some frustration with its speed in addressing media and government criticisms. Enter Yes2Meetings…
What if the companies who canceled meetings due to public perception had reviewed their goals and objectives and made that part of the meeting execution, instead of canceling? Would meetings be suffering from the same perception problem that exists now?
How do you get the training needed to excel in your new or existing position? Here are a few no- to low-cost tips for putting your planning skills on the fast track.