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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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[...]

This Takes the Cupcake

The setting: You are at a late afternoon meeting and the host offers a plate of cupcakes. The one you choose reveals much about you. So which do you choose? Your choices are: Chocolate Vanilla S’mores Raspberry Lemon Cream Red Velvet Carrot   If you chose Chocolate you are not afraid to take chances. You[...]

On Being Thankful

I love the food, I love the day off, I love the parade, but my most favorite part of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to be with my family and the opportunity to pause and say “Thank You!” I am thankful for so much in my life. I am thankful for my husband, Rick. We have[...]

Hey Turkey!

Next week we will wake up to parades, move onto football, and take part in an amazing meal with friends and family. Thanksgiving 2012 is here! The centerpiece of the day is the turkey, so with that in mind I thought I would share some pro tips on baking the best bird your guests have[...]

More Haunted Hotels

Last year we peeked in on hotels that have been deemed haunted! This year I thought I’d scare up a few more to share with you – will you book with any of them? I dare you ; ) The Hotel Alex Johnson is located in Rapid City, South Dakota and has a legendary history[...]

Business Travel Minus the Hassle

Hear ye, hear ye! Seasoned or newbie business travelers alike! Here are some hints and tips for achieving a trek with less hassle: Know the charges: Each airline has put forth its own twist on fees for luggage, meals, extra legroom and the like. Check out this page to find out how much you may[...]

One on One with My Client, Dewayne! Part 2

This article is  a continuation of the article that appeared in a recent HelmsBriscoe newsletter. I shared the first part in my blog last week, so if you missed it, please be sure to read it now. Here is the remaining part of the article: When asked if there are any distinctive qualities to the[...]

One on One with My Client, Dewayne! Part 1

This article is in a HelmsBriscoe newsletter and I wanted to make sure to share it with all of you! It allows you some insight as to how I work with my clients, all of which I adore. I divided into two parts as it is a longer than usual read, at least when it[...]

HOPE (Haiti Orphan Project)

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller My daughter-in-law’s company is sponsoring an upcoming event and when she shared it with me I knew I had to be involved. The HOPE 5K provides “consistent support for the Village de Vie orphan village, an[...]

Stress Relief – Meeting Planner Style

I was once on your side of the meeting equation; I too was a meeting planner. Oh yes, I do remember the stress! But I have to admit that I did not really get how stressful the job was, on the scale of stressful jobs, until the career report came out earlier this year.  Since[...]