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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

QR Codes for Events

QR Codes

QR Codes are eye-catching and a great way to lead people to information.  Plus, they can be placed just about anywhere. Believe it or not, QR Codes have been around since 1994. They were invited by Masahiro Hara to optimize and manage “inventories of an ever-expanding range of automotive parts.” At the time, bar codes[...]

Planners Remain an Important Asset

Over the past couple of years, how we plan events and meetings has changed and pivoted more than ever before experienced. And these changes do not only apply to our work life, the pandemic has profoundly affected all that we do – how we home, shop, sleep, dress (leggings anyone?) and more. The dust has[...]

Thankful

Thankful

One of the more wonderful gifts that Thanksgiving brings to us is the fact that it places Gratitude front and center. It causes us to pause and give thanks. Here is my list: 6 Healthy Grandkids: Each and every one of them bring me great joy. I am happy to have them over often and[...]

Masks Are the New Black

masks

Masks are all the rage these days and for good reason – they significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. It makes a lot of sense! Let’s talk about the things you should know: Not all masks are created equal – the variety is amazing. You should consider things like the type of[...]

Self-Quarantine Survival Guide

Self-Quarantine

Schools are closed, don’t travel, wash your hands, make sure you have hand sanitizer and on and on and on – if you’re feeling anxious and confused – you are not alone. During this time of COVID-19 and quarantine, we are being challenged in ways we did not see coming. You are surely losing out[...]

Facing Your Workday with More Energy

energy

According to this video, there are 11 stages to our workday (and this video is pretty darn funny because, well, babies!). My guess is that anyone who watches this video will relate to the stages shared. The video also made me think about how meeting planning is a sprint and a marathon. We’re expected to[...]

My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open: Meeting Planners Need Relaxation

relaxation

If meeting planner brains were computers, most of them would look something like the picture posted here; so many tabs open at the same time, since there are so many items to keep track of! A meeting planner’s job is never ending, always juggling and eternally filled with somethings to do or accomplish. So, while[...]

Solutions for Resolutions

If you’ve made your resolutions for the year, you are more than likely still all in at this point of the year. But a month from now, those resolutions may be forgotten, only to be revisited again next January. Rather than let this occur, let’s talk about some solutions for your resolutions. Don’t Bite Off[...]

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

My heart is heavy for the people of Las Vegas and all those affected by the unthinkable tragedy that took place there this past Sunday. Las Vegas is a wonderful city; I’ve visited the city many times to conduct searches for my clients and have seen many meetings booked in their fine venues. Over the years, I’ve[...]

Texas In My Heart, My Thoughts, and My Prayers

Texas

My heart is heavy as millions of people have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey this week. I was born in the great city of Houston, and though my family moved when I was still a baby, I truly love the area. I have many friends and clients there, some of whom are displaced, dealing with[...]