Tips to keep your LinkedIn profile optimized and easy to find.
Topi lets users pre-populate app profiles with information from LinkedIn and add people they meet at events to their LinkedIn connections. Zoliro has a digital event bag with offers that attendees can claim or refuse, qualifying themselves as leads.
At its best, Periscope is the fly on the wall … any wall in the world. At its worst, it’s a never-ending video selfie.
Most managers need hard evidence to justify sending their employees to an event. Try these ideas.
IMEX has built a new, free resource for any and everyone in the meetings and events industry. The IMEX Online Inspiration Hub, as it’s called, is home to more than 1,600 articles, blogs and industry research reports on various topics. The Hub, curated and managed by IMEX’s social media team, is designed to provide information […]
These five tips should go a long way in making your event feel a lot more grown-up that junior high.
PCMA, MPI, ASAE, ISES … random letters, right? Not if you’re in the events industry. Explore them if you want to get more involved.
The Professional Convention Management Association Convening Leaders conference last month instigated some gentle changes. Here’s what worked and what didn’t.
Preparation and following a plan can take the sting out of meeting colleagues for the first time.
When attendees register for your event, why not ask them then who they’d like to meet there and what they’d like to achieve or learn? You could have a relationship concierge on-site who works to connect people and make sure they get the value and connections they expect.
Did you miss our first-ever PYM LIVE NYC event? Here’s a recap of the event…
Be courageous. Embrace change. People want a different experience. Now give it to them.
Exhibitors as varied as Cirque du Soleil and Panama are lining up to take part in IMEX America 2013 in Las Vegas in October. The list of returning exhibitors includes Canada; the Dominican Republic; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Hawaii; Hyatt Hotels; Orlando/Orange County, Fla.; New Orleans; Panama; San Francisco; Starwood Hotels and Resorts; and […]
Be the person everyone wants to know, and your circle will grow exponentially.
One of the most important parts of a conference or event is a place dedicated to the art of networking. Social spaces are quickly becoming the go-to place or “hub” at a conference or event. It’s where you meet peers, collaborate and network. Gone are the days of finding a coffee shop or bar to […]
The first PYM LIVE Event of the year (#yaypym!) kicked off in Tampa at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore. In addition to an educational session led by Erica Prewett, there were roundtable discussions on the trade-show floor — including one that gave planners insight into how hotel sales staff values their business. (Support PYM partners. Click here to […]
I have always been a firm believer in the power of association memberships. From the time I entered the meeting and events industry, to the current and timely present, it has been one of — if not the reason — for my company’s success. When I came to the industry from the film and television […]
We had a blast at the 2011 PYM LIVE Austin. The planners in attendance had great ideas and a lot of questions, which made for an interesting discussion. But perhaps my favorite thing about the Austin event was an e-mail we received from two of the planners in attendance the very next day. It seems […]
It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating our last PYM LIVE Event of the year. But, it’s already in progress in Clearwater, Fla. at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. If you couldn’t be in attendance, you can follow the conversation below, which will be archived post-event. The educational breakout session will occur […]
Today marks the first event PYM has held in Nashville, Tenn. And it’s very exciting. You can follow the conversation about the event by starting at the bottom and reading up. Feature | Block KristiCasey I 2nd that! RT @PYMVanessa: Thank you to all our amazing planners & partners for being a part of the […]
August 10’s PYM LIVE Event is in Charlotte, N.C., home of the new NASCAR Hall of Fame. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, meeting planners convened to network and learn from their peers. The educational session was led by Kimberly D. Roberts CMP, CSEP, and Caryn Terradas. Here are […]
On July 22, PYM LIVE returns to Denver for a very special educational event and trade show at the legendary Brown Palace. The educational Q&A session will be led by social media strategist Eric Elkins and strategic meetings maven Brooke Sommers, CMP, CMM. Designed to be audience-driven, the session theme is “all you ever wanted […]
On June 17, Plan Your Meetings was in the Windy City for the first ever 2010 PYM LIVE Chicago. Hosted by the Sutton Place Hotel, Steve Lowe (STLowe@harrahs.com) of Harrah’s & Harveys Lake Tahoe and Kevin R. Johnston, CMP (@Kevin_Johnston) of the Advantage Event Group addressed pressing industry topics and concerns, such as measuring ROI, […]
On May 20, Plan Your Meetings descended on the Hill Country for the first-ever 2010 PYM LIVE San Antonio. Hosted by the Westin La Cantera, Jeff Rasco, CMP, of Attendee Management, Inc. (@JeffRasco) and Cindy Lo of Red Velvet Events (@RedVelvetEvents) moderated the roundtable discussion, addressing a variety of industry concerns such as meeting technology […]
Meeting professional Eli Gorin, of gMeetings and Train 2 Meet, spearheaded our educational session at our “choose your own adventure”-style PYM LIVE Miami on April 29 at The National Hotel South Beach. Based on the 2010 PYM Big Book of Answers, he moderated a discussion, addressing pressing industry concerns and proposing creative solutions. Here’s a […]
Current and emerging trends, professional designations, pricing structures and social media best practices were among the topics of discussion at the 2010 PYM LIVE Atlanta II, held at the Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center from 2-5 p.m on April 20. Top planners Terry Singleton, CSEP (@CCPEvents), Qualena Odom-Royes, CSEP, CMP (@EventEssentials) and Claudette […]
Imagine our surprise today when we heard that Plan Your Meetings got a special shout-out at the MPI Houston Chapter’s January luncheon. Of course, we had to investigate … It turns out Katie Laird, an adorable, cupcake-loving social media guru, gave us props for our YouTube channel, which got started as a way for me […]
Teamwork continues to be a crucial element in the success of an organization. Yet, many team-building events have been given the label of “just fun and games,” and its value fades in a couple of days. This does not have to be the case.
There are over 30 professional associations for hospitality professionals. Some organizations have monthly educational meetings, annual educational conferences, tradeshows, networking opportunities, leadership roles for hospitality professionals, and other benefits that can help you identify the resources you need to advance your career. Use the list below to determine which organizations meet your special needs and find local chapters.
By Bob Littell
No one plans, organizes and executes a meeting in a vacuum; it takes collaboration and cooperation. The stronger the relationships, the smoother things will go — and the better the end product will be for the client or for your company if you’re an inside corporate planner.
Networking is an important aspect of meeting planning, and focuses on your own and/or your company’s needs. “NetWeaving” is a concept that adds another dimension; it seeks to help the other person first, emphasizing the belief that “what goes around, comes back around.”
Wireless technology is everywhere: We can send and receive e-mails anywhere, answer cell phones through car dashboards and get directions from satillites while driving. But planners have barely scratched the surface as far as incorporating the power of wireless communication into events.