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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Facing Your Workday with More 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


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


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[...]

Hello College Graduates!


Has it sunk in that you have graduated? Are you excited, but also a bit nervous, about the future? Are you ready to take on the world, is the world ready for you? I’ve been in business for a while now and have a few thoughts I’d like to share with the you: What are[...]

Take Off the Cape: Meeting Planner Self Care

Self Care

I came across a blog at Event Manager Blog the other day, titled “Are You Addicted to Event Planning?” Before clicking on the link I imagined it to be a lighthearted look at how some of us love event planning so very much that we are “addicted” to it. Instead, the article was quite real and it[...]

Inter-Galactic Meeting Planner

Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . Meeting planner Jawa Stone was preparing to find the perfect venue for an extremely important conference of the Rebel Alliance. There were many things to take into consideration. For one, the conference must take place in a secret location, one that would[...]

Haunted Meetings

Haunted Meetings

I have talked about Haunted Hotels, More Haunted Hotels, Haunted Hotel Rooms and Creepy Castles. This year we are going to take a look at meetings that hover around haunted subjects. So here goes . . . . Haunted America Conference is coming up in June. It’s a conference where paranormal enthusiasts from across the[...]

#Event #Hashtag #Promotion


#Hashtags have become prevalent in our online communications, so much so that we often hear people using them in everyday talk! Their prevalence is due to the fact that they work. Hashtags were started by early Twitter adopters that were looking to find a way to help people follow conversations; the ideas took hold and[...]