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Jill Stone

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Meeting Stars in the Time of COVID-19

Meeting Stars

As I shared in a recent blog, meeting planners have a high AQ. I also recently shared some catch-ups for you in my last blog. And yet, there is so much more – already – to know. Let’s head to the latest stars in the meeting planning industry – up up and away! Cleanliness and[...]

The Catch-Up Collection – What Meeting Planners Should Know Now

Meeting Planners catch up

Right now, there are is a lot of uncertainty and a lot of pivots. While meeting planners are accustomed to staying on-trend, champions of reinvention and have always been technology-driven, the changes are coming so fast and furious, it’s hard to stay caught up, much less catch our breath. Here are some quick and to-the-point[...]

Social Distancing: Safe 6

Social Distancing

Remember when we used to shake hands when we met someone? Or perhaps you were a hugger? Remember when a little sneeze got a “Bless you!” Now people either politely step further away or scatter? Ah, the good ole, pre-Covid days. These days if we do meet, we do so at 6 feet apart. In[...]

Still Home

Many of us are still home. Still home. We’ve traded in our office chic wear for sweatpants and t-shirts (my heels are really lonely these days). We Zoom in and out of meetings all day. We hang out in our homes to work by day and hang out in our homes to do Netflix, Hulu,[...]

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[...]

How High is Your AQ

We have EQs and IQs, but these days, you need a high AQ – Adaptability Quotient. Once upon a time, people were invited to attend events all around the world. They would sign up for the event, pay a registration fee, fly to the event and check into their hotel. Events that delivered on promises;[...]

Housecleaning and Cleaning and Cleaning

cleaning

COVID-19 has created a new level of cleaning for many businesses. What was being cleaned before, is being cleaned again and again many times over each and every day. For hotels and traversers, cleaning has taken center stage. Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott are just a few of the hotels announcing how they are now handling[...]