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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Can’t Touch This: Because Germs are So Last Season

In a world where even handshakes feel like ancient history, we embrace the touchless revolution. From check-ins to check-outs, payments to presentations, and everything in between, here’s a rundown of the touchless wonders that are saving us from germs and perhaps some awkward interactions. Touchless TSA Pre-Check – What?! Welcome to the future, where TSA[...]

Now Hiring Taxi Pilots

Scheduling a flight to get to a meeting may take on a whole new meaning – enter flying taxis! Flying taxis represent an up and coming mode of transportation that is rapidly gaining attention. These small aircrafts are electric-powered, have vertical takeoff and landing abilities and are designed to carry passengers across congested urban areas.[...]

AI for Meeting Planners

AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be popping up everywhere and in every industry, and event planning is no exception. Here are some ways that planners can use AI to streamline their processes and enhance their events and provide attendees with an ideal experience. Personalized Recommendations Meeting planners can use AI to analyze attendee data to[...]

Scary Scams

Scammers are getting better at their game. Be aware of what is going on out there and what you should do about it! Text sent to the wrong person: People are receiving texts that look as if they are a wrong number. Perhaps the text is about hiring you to photograph their wedding or it[...]

So Many Pod-abilities

podcasting

When it comes to your events, there are so many pod-abilities. That’s right! Adding a podcast audio component to your event is a great way to make the most of your content and further connect with your audience, be it live or virtual. The popularity of podcasts has a lot to do with accessibility. A[...]

Be a (Virtual) Hero Part 3: Hire a Virtual Event Producer

Virtual hero event producer

Following up with my final in a series about being a Virtual Hero. In the first two blogs I discussed helpful basics on virtual meetings and how to conduct a panel discussion via virtual. Virtual is here to stay. Even live events are going hybrid and continue to include a virtual offer as part of[...]

Be A (Virtual) Hero Part 2: Panel Discussion

Virtual hero event producer

In Part 1, I shared information on how to ensure your virtual event runs smoothly. I provided thoughts on keeping the event short, moving along, providing breaks and involving your audience. In this blog I am going to share how to create a panel discussion as a virtual event. Theme: For a panel event you[...]

Be a (Virtual) Hero – Part 1

Virtual hero event producer

As we continue forward in this time of virtual meetings, we are learning more and more ways to do it right and ensure a valuable experience for attendees. Here are some items to consider when it comes to content: It all started with TED: The epitome of a well-crafted talk these days points to TED[...]

Still Home

Many of us are still home. Still home. We’ve traded in our office chic wear for sweatpants and t-shirts (my heels are really lonely these days). We Zoom in and out of meetings all day. We hang out in our homes to work by day and hang out in our homes to do Netflix, Hulu,[...]

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[...]