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Jill Stone

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Be a (Virtual) Hero – Part 1

Event Planning Advice Technology

Virtual hero panel discussion

As we continue forward in this time of virtual meetings, we are learning more and more ways to do it right and ensure a valuable experience for attendees. Here are some items to consider when it comes to content: It all started with TED: The epitome of a well-crafted talk these days points to TED… Read more

Meeting Stars in the Time of COVID-19

Event Planning Advice

Meeting Stars

As I shared in a recent blog, meeting planners have a high AQ. I also recently shared some catch-ups for you in my last blog. And yet, there is so much more – already – to know. Let’s head to the latest stars in the meeting planning industry – up up and away! Cleanliness and… Read more

Social Distancing: Safe 6

Attendee Experience Event Planning Advice

Social Distancing

Remember when we used to shake hands when we met someone? Or perhaps you were a hugger? Remember when a little sneeze got a “Bless you!” Now people either politely step further away or scatter? Ah, the good ole, pre-Covid days. These days if we do meet, we do so at 6 feet apart. In… Read more

Still Home

Fun Technology

Many of us are still home. Still home. We’ve traded in our office chic wear for sweatpants and t-shirts (my heels are really lonely these days). We Zoom in and out of meetings all day. We hang out in our homes to work by day and hang out in our homes to do Netflix, Hulu… Read more

Masks Are the New Black

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masks

Masks are all the rage these days and for good reason – they significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. It makes a lot of sense! Let’s talk about the things you should know: Not all masks are created equal – the variety is amazing. You should consider things like the type of… Read more

How High is Your AQ

Meeting Planning Experience

We have EQs and IQs, but these days, you need a high AQ – Adaptability Quotient. Once upon a time, people were invited to attend events all around the world. They would sign up for the event, pay a registration fee, fly to the event and check into their hotel. Events that delivered on promises… Read more

The New Way to TSA

Travel and Hospitality

TSA

We’ve talked about the new protocols put in place by hotels and airlines in response to COVID-19, now onto the TSA. Here is what to be prepared for and what to expect: Wearing a facemask is encouraged, but know that during the screening process a TSA officer may ask the face covering be adjusted. Personal… Read more