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Jill Stone

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Meeting Stars in the Time of COVID-19

Meeting Stars

As I shared in a recent blog, meeting planners have a high AQ. I also recently shared some catch-ups for you in my last blog. And yet, there is so much more – already – to know. Let’s head to the latest stars in the meeting planning industry – up up and away! Cleanliness and[...]

The Catch-Up Collection – What Meeting Planners Should Know Now

Meeting Planners catch up

Right now, there are is a lot of uncertainty and a lot of pivots. While meeting planners are accustomed to staying on-trend, champions of reinvention and have always been technology-driven, the changes are coming so fast and furious, it’s hard to stay caught up, much less catch our breath. Here are some quick and to-the-point[...]

Social Distancing: Safe 6

Social Distancing

Remember when we used to shake hands when we met someone? Or perhaps you were a hugger? Remember when a little sneeze got a “Bless you!” Now people either politely step further away or scatter? Ah, the good ole, pre-Covid days. These days if we do meet, we do so at 6 feet apart. In[...]

Virtual Venue Specialist

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[...]

Canna Curious about Meeting Plannibus?

cannabis

In a previous blog, I shared information about the Sober Curious movement. On the other end of that spectrum is the Canna-Curious. Pot is hot! More states are on the road to legalizing marijuana, and its use is becoming normalized – and as trends tend to go, they are filtering into the meeting space. Have[...]

Be My, Be My Baby Yoda

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[...]

DYK CCPA – Facts About the California Consumer Privacy Act

The internet is abuzz with CCPA, the California Consumer Privacy Act.  This act is paving the way for similar efforts that are likely to be adopted by the rest of the USA. We the people are understandably concerned with how our personal information is used by the companies, organization and digital platforms we utilize. As[...]

PERFECT Meeting

perfect meeting

Have you been dreaming about your PERFECT meeting? Seems like an impossible dream. I can help get you closer to that dream and save you TIME and MONEY. I can assist you in finding the perfect meeting location for all of your meetings at NO COST to your organization. I know! To find out more[...]

What is a Micro-influencer and Do You Need One?

A Micro-influencer is an individual that has less than 10K followers, though some reports share a scale that goes anywhere from 1K on up to 100K followers. What a micro-influencer lacks in audience, they make up for in influence to a niche market. Plus, they tend to be more accessible and authentic and come with[...]

What to Know Before You Sign, Initial, Fist Bump on a Contract

Contracts? We sign a lot of them. And while we understand their importance, we also know they can be a challenge. Each contract must be gone over a few times, negotiated and signed. Here are some thoughts on how to ensure you’re not giving away the farm. Think of it as an ongoing process: Each[...]