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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

According to the Chinese calendar, 2013 was the Year of the Snake, but for me it was the Year of Dolphin, the animal that symbolizes JOY! My 2013 kicked off with big-time JOY.  My beautiful granddaughter, Norah, was born. She has been an absolute delight ever since. The rest of the year followed suit.  I[...]

Clone Yourself with One Phone Call, Part 2

Last week I shared with you some of the points from my recent interview with Cathy Sexton, The Productivity Expert. She asked me to be on her radio show “Ignite Your Performance,”  to share with her audience the exciting world of site selection (which truly is quite exciting!). Here are some more of the talking[...]

Thank you 2012, Hello 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, I wish to thank you all for another wonderful year! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life; both in work and in play. Thank you for your attention and time. Thank you for your part in the meetings industry; for planning meetings that teach[...]

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I remember when the online and internet activity first started to take hold. Email had become a standard form of communication, it also became the new way to send out chain letters (do this or die!), jokes, and angel pictures made from carefully placed keyboard characters, and creepy videos of computerized dancing babies, anyone remember[...]

Pin It!

“Pin it and they will come.” I think this may have been what Pinterest had in mind when they started their on line digital pin board site. By the way, they did come! Pinterest ranks #3 among the social media sites and it does not look as if things will be slowing down anytime soon.[...]

Meeting Planner Profile: Mikel Robinson

Thank you to everyone who participated in my Happy New Year contest. The winner is Mikel Robinson! Mikel plans meeting for a few associations, most notably the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), whose members include “experts in all aspects of Wildland fire management.” The organization offers a “neutral forum for the consideration of important,[...]

Can You Hear Me?

Better yet, is anyone even listening? I came across a blog the other day where the author was discussing his reason for blogging; he blogs because he wants to be heard. He asks for comments because he assumes that his readers, too, wish to be heard. This all seems so timely to me. At this[...]

Happy New Year Contest!

Happy New Year to all you wonderful meeting planners out there. So, did you spend all your Santa Money and Gift Certificates? Well, here is your chance to win a little bit more spending fun and it is soooo easy. I have been hinting around about an upcoming contest and here we are. I will[...]