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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Enhancing Productivity and Well-being for Attendees

in: Attendee Experience

Incorporating wellness into our daily lives has become increasingly important. Forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the significance of designing wellness into their agendas. Prioritize attendee and staff well-being by creating a supportive environment to boost productivity and foster a positive experience.

Mindfulness and Mental Well-being:

Incorporate short meditation or breathing exercises at the beginning of meetings to help participants center themselves, reduce stress, and enhance focus. Also, include regular breaks throughout the day to recharge. Check out the local community for mindfulness experts, also build reminders to breathe or to take a moment of focus into conference meeting apps and/or signage.

Integrate Physical Activity:

Sedentary lifestyles and too much time sitting are both a growing concern. Consider scheduling walking tours at nearby parks or lovely indoor spaces; perhaps even a photo-walking tour. Additionally, provide on-site fitness classes or visitor gym memberships. 

Nourish with Healthy Food Choices:

The saying, “You are what you eat,” still holds true. Encourage healthy eating habits by offering nutritious snacks and beverages, include a smoothie/juice bar, and make sure to offer gluten-free/dairy-free/vegetarian options. Consider providing options like fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and infused water to fuel productivity and support overall well-being. 

Breakthrough Breakouts:

Your attendees are looking to you to provide informational breakouts and workshops to help them remain relevant in their industry. Though this will satisfy their need for knowledge, that knowledge can go a lot further by also offering a breakout session or two that is designed to help them stay calm and centered and get them using different parts of their brain. Some ideas may be classes to create a vision board, learn desk yoga, breathwork.

Cultivate a Supportive Environment:

Integrating wellness into your agenda extends beyond physical health. It encompasses fostering a supportive environment that promotes open communication, collaboration, and emotional well-being. Set aside a small space that attendees can visit during their stay where they are encouraged to sit quietly and recharge; fill the room with calm ambient music, an herbal tea station, perhaps offer chair or hand massages.

Integrating wellness into your agenda is not just a passing trend; it is a strategic approach that can transform your meeting and attendees. Make your next meeting more attractive to attendees by designing agendas that prioritize well-being!

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