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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Sufficiently Supplied

Event Planning Advice

supplies

It’s August and as the summer winds down, school and all the supplies that go with it, wind up! If anyone knows about supplies, it’s the meeting planner. We need our supplies no matter the time of year. If there is a meeting in the area, you can bet there is a well-supplied meeting planner… Read More

Deadline!

Event Planning Advice

Deadline

We all know what a deadline is and we all know what it feels like when it’s looming! Deadline is not the most pleasant of words; it includes the word “dead,” not usually associated with something joyful and “line,” and who wants to stand in one of those? Perhaps even more disconcerting is its historical… Read More

Time for the Large Popcorn Combo

Fun

We are into our summer months . . . and many of us are looking to get out of the heat. As much as we love spending time outdoors, sometimes it is simply not comfy and we need to be where there is A/C, popcorn, overly large sodas and MOVIES! That’s right, summer movie blockbusters… Read More

Stand-out-ing: Have an Outstanding Tradeshow Appearance

Event Planning Advice

tradeshow

Ensure an outstanding tradeshow showing by standing out! When your team starts planning for the next tradeshow appearance, here are some ideas to consider: It takes 2. Consider 2 levels of giveaways; one easy useful item like hand sanitizer, water bottles and USB chargers, then a premium giveaway for those that you consider to be… Read More

Managing Meeting Mayhem

Event Planning Advice

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… Read More

Woe is A/V: Audio Visual Advice

Event Planning Advice Technology

audio visual

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… Read More

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

Uncategorized

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… Read More

Oh, the Secrets Your Luggage Could Tell

Travel and Hospitality

luggage

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… Read More