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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Inclusivity

Inclusivity

There is a valid reason for the hierarchy created within organizations. People have various competencies, responsibilities and skills. As well, a hierarchy makes someone ultimately responsible for organizational goals, operations and more. That said, it does not mean that only the people at the top level of the organization have the best and highest ideas.[...]

Meeting Planner Infographic

Infographic

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an infographic is worth at least that – and then some. Infographics, which are defined as “graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly,” have been around for quite awhile – like since 30,000 AD or so. What?! Yes,[...]

Innovation Information

I recently returned from IMEX, which is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. The conference took place in Las Vegas last month (October 2014). One of the most interesting parts of the event was a competition where 10 startups were invited to showcase their technology on the trade show floor. The winner[...]

Back-To-Meetings Supplies

Back To Meeting

Back-To-School shopping has commenced with tax-free weekends, teachers supply lists and notebooks donning Minecraft and One Direction decor.  With this in mind, I thought I’d share with you some Back-To-Meetings Supplies that will definitely bring your meetings up a notch. For you techy types, check out these programmable electronic nametags. If you’re all about the[...]

Jill Stone – As Seen On…

How many of you have sat down at your computer to write your professional bio – for your LinkedIn account or website or for one of the many other places it’s needed – and ended up looking at the cursed blinking cursor for way longer than you wish?  It is not an easy feat. I[...]

Iron Man and You and I

We all need our super heroes; both the on-screen versions and the real life champions.  Right now, Iron Man is hot! The third movie was just released, bringing Tony Stark back to the big screen and into our lives. This got me thinking about us; that is you and I, meeting planner. We are so[...]

The Thanksgiving of Sports

Super Bowl Deserts

Don your helmets, bring on the jerseys, call your friend with the huge screen TV and don’t forget massive amounts of goodies – it’s Super Bowl! Super Bowl is the Thanksgiving of Sports; when it comes to snacks for the day, there needs to be plenty of them. Here are my ideas for what to[...]

Thank you 2012, Hello 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, I wish to thank you all for another wonderful year! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life; both in work and in play. Thank you for your attention and time. Thank you for your part in the meetings industry; for planning meetings that teach[...]

12 Days of Meeting Planning

On the 1st day of the meeting, my boss came to me.  “We need coffee for entire board room!” On the 2nd day of the meeting, my boss came to me.  “Where are my notes? and coffee for entire board room!” On the 3rd day of the meeting, my boss came to me.  “I need 3 dozen[...]

Pin Up Events

Have you ever thought of creating pin boards around your events? There are endless possibilities and it is really worth your consideration! Here are some great ideas for you! Create boards with pictures from the event (post them throughout the day and during the event). Make sure to encourage others to participate, all you need[...]