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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open: Meeting Planners Need Relaxation

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relaxation

If meeting planner brains were computers, most of them would look something like the picture posted here; so many tabs open at the same time, since there are so many items to keep track of! A meeting planner’s job is never ending, always juggling and eternally filled with somethings to do or accomplish. So, while… Read More

Oh, the Secrets Your Luggage Could Tell

Travel and Hospitality

luggage

What if your luggage could talk?  What would it say? I recently caught up with a few pieces of luggage and here were some observations they made and shared with me. Roll with It: Sure, most luggage rolls these days, but this particular piece was sharing that their owner is really into rolling their clothes… Read More

Get Lucky at These Innovative Hotels

Travel and Hospitality

hotels

In just a few days we’ll be seeing green and looking to attract a bit o’ the luck o’ the Irish! Here is a look at some hotels that are so innovative and trendy, those that are fortunate enough to have a stay will be counting their lucky stars. Mama Shelter: Perhaps a windfall of… Read More

Focus: New Event Careers to Bring to Your Team

Event Planning Advice

focus

Meeting planners wear a lot of hats; but meetings have so many needs! There is now a focus on bringing aspects of an event up to the next level by adding in some event-focused faces to your team. Focus on Social: A Social Media Manager and perhaps even Team may be needed to cover the… Read More

Matchmakers of the Meeting World

Site Selection

meeting

It’s not always love at first site selection in the world of meeting management, but one thing for sure, when it comes to matchmaking, you can’t beat meeting planners. Our cupid-like ways have the power to create love connections wherever we go and here is how we do so: Wine, Candles and Chocolate: Many an… Read More

Football Food

Fun

football

Super Bowl LII happens this Sunday, February 4th. We will watch Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots. Memorable commercials will ensue. Justin Timberlake will rock the half time show. And we will eat. We will eat our weight in chicken wings, nachos and more. Personally, I hope to be invited to a party where the… Read More

Drone On: Using Drones at Your Events

Attendee Experience Event Planning Advice

drone

Drones have been around awhile, but their uses continue to grow each and every day. Before you take to the skies there a few IMPORTANT rules and regulations you should definitely be aware of, check out this article on MeetingsNet for the facts. Before the Event: Use drones to capture footage to promote your event… Read More

Solutions for Resolutions

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If you’ve made your resolutions for the year, you are more than likely still all in at this point of the year. But a month from now, those resolutions may be forgotten, only to be revisited again next January. Rather than let this occur, let’s talk about some solutions for your resolutions. Don’t Bite Off… Read More

Happy Neutral Year!

Technology

neutrality

Well maybe not. Net Neutrality is defined as “the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.” In other words, what we have created is an internet that is a level playing field; no matter who… Read More

Hotels Maybe

Fun

hotels

Happy Holidays to you! It’s time for one of my favorite holiday traditions…a little caroling fun! Wishing you a holiday full of wonderful memories and much fun!  … Read More