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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

The Great Outdoors

Event Planning Advice Site Selection

outdoors

As we move into warmer weather, and open up to live meetings, the great outdoors is looking like a great way to meet. Offer a breath of fresh air to your participants with these ideas: First and foremost, be sure to contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the area(s) you wish to consider for… Read more

Luck O’ The Meeting Planner

Meeting Planning Experience

meeting planner

Happy St. Patty’s Day Meeting Planner! And yes, after a harrying year, you are definitely in need of less Covid and more 4-leaf clover. Covid knocked us down a bit, but the events industry is filled with resilient and creative people. We stood up to the challenge, we hung in there and now we’re seeing… Read more

So Many Pod-abilities

Technology

podcasting

When it comes to your events, there are so many pod-abilities. That’s right! Adding a podcast audio component to your event is a great way to make the most of your content and further connect with your audience, be it live or virtual. The popularity of podcasts has a lot to do with accessibility. A… Read more

A Virtual Valentine

Creativity Fun

Virtual Valentine

Pretend like you are holding a big red heart shaped box. Untie the lovely bow and see what’s inside. Ah well, it’s not chocolate, but inside you will find these virtual goodies that may just make your meeting planning life a bit better :) No More Bumps: Beginning on April 21, 2021, neither you, your… Read more

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