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Jill Stone

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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

Cleaning Plane and Not So Simple

Travel and Hospitality

clean plane

Let me take you back, to a time not so long ago, but well before any of us had ever heard of COVID-19. A time when washing our hands was important and we found ourselves carrying around cute little lovely scented bottles of hand sanitizer around with us, giving not one bit of thought as… Read more

Housecleaning and Cleaning and Cleaning

Travel and Hospitality

cleaning

COVID-19 has created a new level of cleaning for many businesses. What was being cleaned before, is being cleaned again and again many times over each and every day. For hotels and traversers, cleaning has taken center stage. Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott are just a few of the hotels announcing how they are now handling… Read more

Virtual Venue Specialist

Event Planning Advice Technology

So here we are. Meetings have been canceled, revenue is down, and yet, there is important information that your people need! They certainly don’t wish to travel at this time, so the answer is to Go Virtual! The sheltering-in-place, working-from-home way of life has pushed us to become comfortable with virtual meetings. And now meeting… Read more