We’re humble, but proud. Plan Your Meetings — team and services — has made the list of the Global Top 100 Event Management Companies and Planners of 2012-13, as chosen by Sparkah Business Strategies. We made it five times, as follows: Plan Your Meetings — The free educational and social resource for the meetings and […]
PYM LIVE Dallas 2012 was special for a number of reasons. Jeff Hurt of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting led a fascinating session about how meeting planners can become more innovative. Zentila’s Jamie Murdock shared why hotels sometimes bump your business or won’t budge on your requested concessions. The discussion that followed really helped planners figure out […]
How organizations use professional and industry speakers at meetings, conferences and other events is detailed in a recent survey from Tagoras and Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Consultants interviewed almost 250 respondents from 170 organizations, 80 percent of which hold meetings attended by at least 500 people. The report looks at how speakers are chosen, what is […]
Bringing you “Motivation for Innovation,” the 2011 PYM Annual is designed to help you navigate new technologies, find solutions for current challenges and, hopefully, inspire you to create something big, bright, beautiful and business-friendly at your next meeting or event. But, like everything we do here at Plan Your Meetings, this was a group effort. […]
Don’t get taken in by the myths about multigenerational meetings. These tips will help you plan business events with ease.
If you don’t know the difference between a 3,000 lumen and a 5,000 lumen projector, you’re not alone. Many meeting professionals find event technology daunting and difficult to keep up with. In this PYM Knowledge Series video, a panel of experts, moderated by Jeff Hurt of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, discuss and demystify several areas of […]
Crowd-sourcing, or using the collective wisdom of your attendees to define what will be discussed at a conference, is currently all the rage. But should you crowdsource content for your event? Jeff Hurt sparked an interesting online discussion with his blog post “Two Reasons Why Crowdsourcing Your Conference Content Won’t Work.” His assertion: If you […]