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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Stand-out-ing: Have an Outstanding Tradeshow Appearance

Event Planning Advice

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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

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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

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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

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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

Get Lucky at These Innovative Hotels

Travel and Hospitality

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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… Read More

Focus: New Event Careers to Bring to Your Team

Event Planning Advice

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Meeting planners wear a lot of hats; but meetings have so many needs! There is now a focus on bringing aspects of an event up to the next level by adding in some event-focused faces to your team. Focus on Social: A Social Media Manager and perhaps even Team may be needed to cover the… Read More

Matchmakers of the Meeting World

Site Selection

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It’s not always love at first site selection in the world of meeting management, but one thing for sure, when it comes to matchmaking, you can’t beat meeting planners. Our cupid-like ways have the power to create love connections wherever we go and here is how we do so: Wine, Candles and Chocolate: Many an… Read More