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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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[...]

Sponsors Need You

They do! Your well-planned, well-attended events are an amazing opportunity for companies to be seen by a captive audience. Here are some ideas to get them excited and wanting to be a sponsor! Swag Bag: This is a mainstay at most events, but don’t miss the importance of this opportunity for sponsors. People love bags,[...]

Your Attendees Could Be in a Pickle(ball)

Pickleball is rising in popularity. It’s easy to learn, great for people of all ages and abilities and was created with fun in mind – making it the perfect activity for your attendees. While golf and other sports are still popular, not everyone is interested in such activities. Pickleball, on the other hand, is relatively[...]

Give ‘Em a Good Snack

snack

Snacks are big part of meetings, but sometimes the snacks are not exactly portable. Portability is important. Attendees may be carrying items received from other attendees, meeting notes and various items gathered at breakout sessions. Here are some ways to ensure that your snack offerings are truly pick-up-and-go: Trail Mix: Trail mix is a great[...]

Is Your Event Ready for the Sober Curious?

More and more people are drinking less and less. There’s a new trend that is bellying up to the bar as of late. Here is your primer on becoming fluent in the “sober curious” movement. Not drinking: The movement is more about promoting health and wellness. The thought behind is that just because you are[...]

Yay Swag!

When attendees score your swag, you want them to hold onto it – you want it to make them say, “Yay!” And there is some really cool new swag showing up on the scene. Let’s take a look at some to-be-logo-ed items for your next show. Bottle It: Water bottles are still hot! Well, and[...]

Meeting Myths – Meeting Myth #3

Meeting Myths

I had once heard an informal statistic that 40% of a meeting planner’s time is spent in the site selection process. In all reality, meeting planners do not need a statistic to understand how much time is spent on this particular area. It takes a lot of time to find the venue to meet all[...]