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Jill Stone

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How to Improve your Text Life

text

Phone calls have been replaced by emails and emails have been replaced by texts, which is all good, except when not used well.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

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[...]

Happy Neutral Year!

neutrality

Well maybe not. Net Neutrality is defined as “the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.” In other words, what we have created is an internet that is a level playing field; no matter who[...]

Stay Your Way: Apps for Your Next Trip

apps

As a big fan of apps, I am always on the lookout for the new and noteworthy. Here is a collection of apps that can help you to better customize your next stay away. If you want to stay in a home, but wish the experience was more like a hotel stay, check out Oasis.[...]

WiFi Conundrum: Keeping Attendees Connected

wifi

Last week I shared information about how to stay safe while on public WiFi. As much as we love WiFi, it is also a point of contention with us meeting planners. We all know one thing for sure – our attendees want and need WiFi. Those that come to our events are expecting strong connections,[...]

WiFi Wellbeing

WiFi

We are a mobile society with devices we can pick up and carry and go and work wherever we happen to be. And we rely on public WiFi to connect us while we are out and about. Here are some tips on how to roam about freely and without fear. Proceed with Caution: There is[...]

Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted!

ransomware

Ransomware is an extremely profitable scheme for those that have decided to use their talents for evil. How can you protect yourself and your company from such an attack? First, know why it is of great concern. Ransomware is a malicious software that holds your computer system hostage until you pay up. If you do[...]

Take Back Travel – There Are Apps for That

Travel Apps

For those of us who have been in the meeting planning business for a few decades, we often find ourselves talking about the good ole days of travel. The days when travel felt like a treat! It was a fun and stress-less adventure with accommodating airlines and happy passengers. Yes, much has changed. But maybe,[...]

OMG FYI TMI: Acronym Overload

acronym

So the other day I was contacted by the CSM concerning an RFP from a CMP. They had some questions about the F&B and AV J Since some of may be experiencing FOMO (JK!) with this acronym overload, although I’m sure you are familiar with most of these, I wanted to make sure you were[...]