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Jill Stone

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Meeting Myths – Myth Number 1

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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

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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

Happy Non-Blue Year!

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And we’re off to another year filled with more fun . . . and more challenges. One of the top challenges coming up in 2019 is record-high hotel occupancies across the country. This trend will affect some areas a bit more than others, but in a majority of cities, transient and group demand is up… Read More

Feeling Blue? Or are you feeling Yellow?

Travel and Hospitality

If there is one thing Meeting Professionals love and adore, it’s fresh and innovative ideas! In my own hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, a new hotel recently opened and get this – you can choose your own hotel room according to color. The hotel is called Angad Arts Hotel, and there’s a big reason why… Read More

My Acceptance Speech

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When those Hollywood celebrities and other stars of the stage accept their awards, they have most likely made a list of the people they want to thank. No one succeeds without support. There are valuable people in our worlds that deserve thanks, especially this time of year, when #thanks, #thanking, #thankful and #thanksgiving start to… Read More

True Quiet Positivity

Travel and Hospitality

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The holiday season has officially begun! It’s the time of year we are supposed to be happy, right? But maybe happy is a bit much, how about we go for something along the lines of true quiet positivity. Like the sound of that? Don’t overthink what you are about to read, just read and let’s… Read More

Shake Your BOO-ty

Fun Travel and Hospitality

October 31 is looming. It’s the time of year our worlds go black – and orange. We willingly (some of you, anyway) go out of our way to experience scary places, haunted houses and slasher films. Some cities take Halloween a bit more serious than others. If you are willing to travel, here are some… Read More

How to Improve your Text Life

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Phone calls have been replaced by emails and emails have been replaced by texts, which is all good, except when not used well. Here are some ways that you can improve your text life. Identify yourself. If you are texting someone for the first time, they may not yet have your contact information in their… Read More

Fly Wi-Fi

Technology

Fly Wi-Fi

Good day meeting planner! What exotic location will you be off to soon? Bali, Hawaii, Cincinnati? If you plan on working while flying, the inflight Wi-Fi is a must. Here are some hints for making work in your favor: Purchase Pass-time: Plan on purchasing your Wi-Fi pass at time of ticket purchase to save a… Read More