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Jill Stone

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Oh My Nosh!

food trends

Hungry for some new tasty trends? Ready to up your F&B order? Tired of your taste buds tripping over the same ole flavors? Nix the monotonous nosh with these new savors. See Ya Sriracha: The next spice blend to watch for is Harissa which has been showing up in many foods, most notably popcorn. Harissa[...]

Sufficiently Supplied

supplies

It’s August and as the summer winds down, school and all the supplies that go with it, wind up! If anyone knows about supplies, it’s the meeting planner. We need our supplies no matter the time of year. If there is a meeting in the area, you can bet there is a well-supplied meeting planner[...]

Deadline!

Deadline

We all know what a deadline is and we all know what it feels like when it’s looming! Deadline is not the most pleasant of words; it includes the word “dead,” not usually associated with something joyful and “line,” and who wants to stand in one of those? Perhaps even more disconcerting is its historical[...]

Stand-out-ing: Have an Outstanding Tradeshow Appearance

tradeshow

Ensure an outstanding tradeshow showing by standing out! When your team starts planning for the next tradeshow appearance, here are some ideas to consider: It takes 2. Consider 2 levels of giveaways; one easy useful item like hand sanitizer, water bottles and USB chargers, then a premium giveaway for those that you consider to be[...]

The “F” Word (but not that “F” word)

There are a lot “F” words out there, many that I would definitely prefer to use over others. Today I share with you some of my most favorite “F” words! Financial: I love this word because it plays a huge role in what we do as meeting planners. Does the cost of a meeting make[...]

Managing Meeting Mayhem

Managing Meeting Mayhem

Good ole’ Murphy has a law that says, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” This may be the case for most, but not for the meeting planner! And yet, even the best meeting planner may be met with challenges as not all is within their control (though they come pretty darn close!). Let’s talk[...]

Woe is A/V: Audio Visual Advice

audio visual

As it’s been said before’ “Technology is great . . . when it works.” When it stops working it can make or break an event. Here are some common audio visual issues that can be avoided or at least minimized. Size Does Matter: Especially when it comes to screens. Too small a screen and the[...]

Focus: New Event Careers to Bring to Your Team

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[...]

Drone On: Using Drones at Your Events

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,[...]

Happy Nostresstivus!

nostresstivus

We are in the thick of the holidays. We are all making our lists and checking them many times over. We are hoping that the let it snow waits until we are let out of the stores and back in our beds while visions of sugar-plums dance in our heads. And good ole St. Nick[...]