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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Genie Wanted

Travel and Hospitality

If you were to find a lamp and that lamp just happened to contain a genie and that genie offered you three wishes, what would your three wishes be? With the new Aladdin movie hitting the screens, we will inevitably find ourselves pondering this question. People may wish to wish for a billion dollars, a… Read more

Yay Swag!

Event Planning Advice

When attendees score your swag, you want them to hold onto it – you want it to make them say, “Yay!” And there is some really cool new swag showing up on the scene. Let’s take a look at some to-be-logo-ed items for your next show. Bottle It: Water bottles are still hot! Well, and… Read more

Is Your Desk Picturesque?

Creativity Fun

Are you sitting down? At your desk? How’s the view? And, what does it say about you? Do you feel your desk represents you – this could be a scary question (piles of paper, coffee stains, etc) or one of pride (you actually know the color of the surface of your desk). I must admit… Read more

Are You an Easter Bunny?

Fun

easter bunny meeting planner

Easter Bunnies and Meeting Planners have a lot in common it turns out. In the spirit of he who shall soon be hopping down the bunny trail bringing along much-needed chocolates and fabulously colored eggs, I’d like to share how eggs-ellent you are, Meeting Planner. To Tell the Tooth: Bunnies teeth never stop growing, though… Read more

Myth Time Is Up

Site Selection

I have been debunking meeting myths over the past couple of months. This series of blogs all started with a podcast. The host of the show is Mich Hancock, I’ve known Mich for many years; we met when she was in the meeting planning business. She is now the CEO of 100th Monkey, a social… Read more

Meeting Myths – Surprises 4 You!

Site Selection

Meeting Myths

Over the past three blogs, I have shared with you some myths about my services. Okay, enough with the myths. In this blog, I want to share with you some pleasant surprises you can expect when working with your favorite Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother, ie Jill Stone. First, you don’t even need to know where… Read more

Meeting Myths – Meeting Myth #3

Event Planning Advice Site Selection

Meeting Myths

I had once heard an informal statistic that 40% of a meeting planner’s time is spent in the site selection process. In all reality, meeting planners do not need a statistic to understand how much time is spent on this particular area. It takes a lot of time to find the venue to meet all… Read more

Meeting Myths – Myth Number 2

Site Selection

Meeting Myths

Last blog I shared with you how I will not be taking over your job. My job truly is to enhance what you do, not take it over. Another myth hanging out there about site selection services is that it will cost more in the long run. Actually, it will cost less. Yes, we are… Read more

Meeting Myths – Myth Number 1

Meeting Planning Services Site Selection

Meeting Myths

Some myths seem to live on for quite a long time, despite the fact that they are not true. For example, despite what you have heard, dogs mouths are not cleaner than humans mouths, listening to Mozart will not make you smarter and you do need 10,000 steps a day (though you should definitely not… Read more

Next Level A/V

Event Planning Advice Technology

Get ready to wow your audiences with all the new A/V goodies hitting the scene in 2019. A bit of light can go a long way! And don’t forget to add in a dose of hologram and AI. Learn more here! Go for Gobo: A gobo is a stencil or template that is placed inside… Read more