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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

  • The “F” Word (but not that “F” word)

    There are a lot “F” words out there, many that I would definitely prefer to use over others. Today I share with you some of my most favorite “F” words! Financial: I love this word because it plays a huge role in what we do as meeting planners. Does the cost of a meeting make[...]

  • Managing Meeting Mayhem

    Managing Meeting Mayhem

    Good ole’ Murphy has a law that says, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” This may be the case for most, but not for the meeting planner! And yet, even the best meeting planner may be met with challenges as not all is within their control (though they come pretty darn close!). Let’s talk[...]

  • audio visual

    Woe is A/V: Audio Visual Advice

    As it’s been said before’ “Technology is great . . . when it works.” When it stops working it can make or break an event. Here are some common audio visual issues that can be avoided or at least minimized. Size Does Matter: Especially when it comes to screens. Too small a screen and the[...]

  • relaxation

    My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open: Meeting Planners Need Relaxation

    If meeting planner brains were computers, most of them would look something like the picture posted here; so many tabs open at the same time, since there are so many items to keep track of! A meeting planner’s job is never ending, always juggling and eternally filled with somethings to do or accomplish. So, while[...]

  • luggage

    Oh, the Secrets Your Luggage Could Tell

    What if your luggage could talk?  What would it say? I recently caught up with a few pieces of luggage and here were some observations they made and shared with me. Roll with It: Sure, most luggage rolls these days, but this particular piece was sharing that their owner is really into rolling their clothes[...]

  • hotels

    Get Lucky at These Innovative Hotels

    In just a few days we’ll be seeing green and looking to attract a bit o’ the luck o’ the Irish! Here is a look at some hotels that are so innovative and trendy, those that are fortunate enough to have a stay will be counting their lucky stars. Mama Shelter: Perhaps a windfall of[...]

I Save You Time

I send out RFPs on your behalf, gather all the information, present it to you in an easy to read format.

This frees up your time to focus on the details of your meeting.

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I Save You Money

HelmsBriscoe is the largest site selection firm in the world.

Putting our negotiating power to work for you means saving money and big pats on the back from your bosses.

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I Save You Headaches

Selecting the perfect location can be a pain!

I review contracts and negotiate with the site to ensure both your company and attendees have a great experience.

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I Save You Heartaches

Attrition costs, contract issues, out-of-the-blue craziness?

Not anymore, call me when the heartaches arise. Together, I am sure that we will get you back on the mend.

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Jill Keeps Me Sane

Jill really does keep me sane We can be looking at 15 different properties at any given time, Jill keeps it all organized, reminds me of the pros and cons of each property and is truly concerned about finding the best possible location for each meeting.

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