The booking window for your event may be last-minute, but you don’t have to lose your cool. Here are some tips for staying on top of the work.
From order takers to trusted advisors: How to make your in-house event team more valuable to your clients.
Follow this framework and you’ll be on the path to hosting a successful event.
You can fail-proof your event, and it’s actually easier than you might think.
These four tips can keep you from embarrassing yourself or your client.
As it approaches, EIBTM 2013, the global meetings industry and events exhibition, is supporting exhibitors with tips and advice to ensure they adopt a sustainable approach to their participation. The show takes place Nov. 19-21 in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona. To help guide the conversations, EIBTM has announced its Top 10 tips for exhibitors planning […]
The main question: Do you want them to watch and walk away, or participate and stay?
Attendees look to us for everything. It doesn’t matter that we don’t live in that city. We must know the area as if we do.
In today’s interactive world, virtual audience members want to do much more than watch what is happening, they want to be part of it.
Whether you’re an event planner organizing an incentive trip or a team-building facilitator planning an executive retreat, what you do will determine each event’s success.
Flight times, hotel reservations, car rentals. Details, details, details! TripIt.com can organize all of your information and help you travel like a pro.
There is a quiet little piece of software making inroads in the presenting community. It’s called Prezi.
Here are five reasons why you should think things through in business and in life.
Peak Meetings, an app available for the iPad ($12.99), lets you schedule meetings, organize the agenda, add action items, assign deadlines and more in an easy-to-use format.
If you’re a meeting planner looking to accommodate groups up to 8,000 in New Orleans, look no further than the French Quarter Connection, a partnership between the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans hotels. The two, both on Canal Street, have 170,000 square feet of meeting space and 97 meeting rooms between them, with […]
Are so-called charges really hidden, or do we as planners fail to ask all the right questions?
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 […]
Why is it acceptable for meeting attendees to play a round of golf, but not to play with toys? Why is the idea of play so looked down upon? Joan Eisenstodt questions our assumptions about common meeting practices and challenges meeting organizers to plan uncommonly exceptional events in this interactive session, recorded at the Georgia […]
Airline industry woes have dominated news headlines lately, but planners disagree about how this is changing the way they book group tickets. Raul Santa, who works for the non-profit organization Jobs for Progress National, Inc., based in Irving, Texas, says the organization no longer attempts to handle everyone’s flight arrangements for its annual conference.