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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Jingle All the Way with Jill

Jill Stone

    You’re running out of time To find some hotel space For your meeting’s soon And you can’t find a place You’ve called LOTS of hotels Who won’t accept your RFP Now you need to get some rooms For your meeting in a hurry!   SO! Call Jill Stone Helmsbriscoe She’ll find what you[...]

Sanity Savers are In

saving time

We talk a lot about saving time and money, and though quite important, saving our sanity also ranks rather high. Meeting Managers have the capacity to store amazing amounts of information, details, schedules, data and more – there are computers out there that are envious of your abilities, I assure you of this. That said,[...]

Win Big with One Billion Dollars!

“Wow!” This was my reaction when I opened up an email from Roger Helms, founder of HelmsBriscoe, stating that our total bookings in 2014 came to over one billion dollars. One billion dollars! No one has delivered a billion dollars in room revenue in one year ever before. I have been with this company for[...]

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[...]

12 Days of Meeting Planning

On the 1st day of the meeting, my boss came to me.  “We need coffee for entire board room!” On the 2nd day of the meeting, my boss came to me.  “Where are my notes? and coffee for entire board room!” On the 3rd day of the meeting, my boss came to me.  “I need 3 dozen[...]

Pin Up Events

Have you ever thought of creating pin boards around your events? There are endless possibilities and it is really worth your consideration! Here are some great ideas for you! Create boards with pictures from the event (post them throughout the day and during the event). Make sure to encourage others to participate, all you need[...]

No Oops For You

When it comes to meeting planning, there are way too many places where mistakes can be made. With the myriad of details involved, mistakes are bound to happen at times. Even though, and this is fact, meeting planners are closer to super heroes than human. Let’s look at some common mistakes, place them in that[...]

On Being Thankful

I love the food, I love the day off, I love the parade, but my most favorite part of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to be with my family and the opportunity to pause and say “Thank You!” I am thankful for so much in my life. I am thankful for my husband, Rick. We have[...]

When Meeting Meets Disaster

Disasters are rare, but they can be so big and devastating. having a bit of upfront knowledge can go a long way when you are called to act quickly. Here are some things for you to keep in mind should disaster befall your meeting. Keep the Lines of Communication Open: Your attendees are privy to[...]

More Haunted Hotels

Last year we peeked in on hotels that have been deemed haunted! This year I thought I’d scare up a few more to share with you – will you book with any of them? I dare you ; ) The Hotel Alex Johnson is located in Rapid City, South Dakota and has a legendary history[...]