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Jill Stone

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Let’s Talk Turkey

I love Thanksgiving and I love how the internet and social media sites provide us with one awesome idea after another. Here are some of my favorite notions for Thanksgiving 2014! Thanksgiving One Week Out: Yes, I know who you are, Meeting Planner. Planners like to plan and stay ahead of the game, so here[...]

Fall Trends for Meeting Planners

As you know, we Meeting Planners have to keep up with the trends in order to keep up our events. Our guests expect awesome-experiences-to-be-had. So with this in mind, here are some cool trends to add some fall color to your events! Oolala Candy: Think champagne flavored gummie bears and marshmallows topped with 24K gold.[...]

Setting the Stage for Learning

Setting the Stage for Learning

Attendees to annual meetings, sales meetings, conventions and such are there to connect and LEARN.  These events offer a reprise from the everyday and allow colleagues to stay up-to-date, find out what’s new and expand their skill sets. I don’t have to tell you meeting planners out there, that each detail in event planning is[...]

Team Building “Meeting”

team building meeting

You know what they say about all work and no play.  There is a balance in life and if your team has seen a lot more work than play as of late, then perhaps it’s time to take them out for some fun! Get their engines running with some NASCAR or F1 Racing. Sing their[...]

Zombified Meetings

Zombies are all the rage in movies and television shows; they are kitschy and weird, and quite terrifying (former friends and family wanting to eat you – eeeek!). It’s all well and good for fun and frightening entertainment, but the last thing you want are a horde of zombified attendees at your meeting.  How do[...]

A Small List of Big Ideas

Here is a list of interesting ideas and random thoughts I have put together for you! Carpooling: If some of your attendees are going to be driving to your event, offer a place for them to catch a ride! There are a number of carpooling sites where you can set it up. With the cost[...]

The Thanksgiving of Sports

Super Bowl Deserts

Don your helmets, bring on the jerseys, call your friend with the huge screen TV and don’t forget massive amounts of goodies – it’s Super Bowl! Super Bowl is the Thanksgiving of Sports; when it comes to snacks for the day, there needs to be plenty of them. Here are my ideas for what to[...]