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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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[...]

From Faxes to the Cloud, From Voicemail to Virtual

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Hello Sheltering-In-Place and WFH Meeting Professionals. Now that you have canceled all your meetings, you surely have plenty of time on your hands. LOL! Okay, I know you remain busy, a meeting planner’s work is never done. Right now, I am sure you learning as much as you can about 100% virtual meetings or developing[...]

We’re Gonna Zoom Zoom Zoom A’ Zoom

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As we shelter in place, social distance, and work to keep business going, many of us have gone virtual meeting and the star of the show as of late is Zoom. Please note that some of these options may call for a premium subscription service, but it is still quite impressive how much can be[...]

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[...]

New Hire Now – Event Technologist

Keeping up with technological advances is evermore becoming a full-time job. It’s not slowing down and continues to speed up. According to MeetingsNet, 91% of event professionals state that event technology is an important aspect of the job. It may be time to consider hiring an Event Technologist! Attendees expect an Amazon-like experience these days.[...]

Back to School

Backpacks are flying off the shelves, parents are both happy and sad that the kids are soon back to school, schedules are being updated, sleep schedules are being disrupted and soon yellow buses will take to the streets delivering students to class. It is back to school time! Whether you graduated not too long ago,[...]

Next Level A/V

Get ready to wow your audiences with all the new A/V goodies hitting the scene in 2019. A bit of light can go a long way! And don’t forget to add in a dose of hologram and AI. Learn more here! Go for Gobo: A gobo is a stencil or template that is placed inside[...]

How to Improve your Text Life

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Phone calls have been replaced by emails and emails have been replaced by texts, which is all good, except when not used well. Here are some ways that you can improve your text life. Identify yourself. If you are texting someone for the first time, they may not yet have your contact information in their[...]

Fly Wi-Fi

Fly Wi-Fi

Good day meeting planner! What exotic location will you be off to soon? Bali, Hawaii, Cincinnati? If you plan on working while flying, the inflight Wi-Fi is a must. Here are some hints for making work in your favor: Purchase Pass-time: Plan on purchasing your Wi-Fi pass at time of ticket purchase to save a[...]

Woe is A/V: Audio Visual Advice

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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[...]