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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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

From Faxes to the Cloud, From Voicemail to Virtual

Technology

technoloyg

Hello Sheltering-In-Place and WFH Meeting Professionals. Now that you have canceled all your meetings, you surely have plenty of time on your hands. LOL! Okay, I know you remain busy, a meeting planner’s work is never done. Right now, I am sure you learning as much as you can about 100% virtual meetings or developing… Read more

We’re Gonna Zoom Zoom Zoom A’ Zoom

Technology

zoom

As we shelter in place, social distance, and work to keep business going, many of us have gone virtual meeting and the star of the show as of late is Zoom. Please note that some of these options may call for a premium subscription service, but it is still quite impressive how much can be… Read more

Self-Quarantine Survival Guide

Uncategorized

Self-Quarantine

Schools are closed, don’t travel, wash your hands, make sure you have hand sanitizer and on and on and on – if you’re feeling anxious and confused – you are not alone. During this time of COVID-19 and quarantine, we are being challenged in ways we did not see coming. You are surely losing out… Read more

Be My, Be My Baby Yoda

Event Planning Advice

You signed up for Disney+, you decide to check out The Mandalorian, you watch the first episode. Maybe you were already all in (as a die-hard Star Wars fan, of course) or maybe you were on the fence about it (you appreciate Star Wars, but this may not be your thing). Then at the end… Read more