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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Hybrid Meetings

Event Planning Advice

Virtual events are here to stay! There are so many advantages: Allows your organization to expand its audience. Opens the door to those that could not attend before due to budget, time, family, etc. Provides an alternate for those experiencing last minute issues that affect their attendance. Is much more scalable as well as cost… Read more

And Now for 2021

Attendee Experience

What could this year possibly have in store for us? We did not see 2020 coming and even though it’s over, the ghost of 2020 is still with us. 2020 very much changed how we do almost everything and it’s setting many a trend. And while all of it is a bit dizzying, I think… Read more

Be a (Virtual) Hero – Part 1

Event Planning Advice Technology

Virtual hero event producer

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