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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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[...]

Insane Inbox

How many emails do you get in an average day? How many of them do you actually read? How many do you automatically delete? Why don’t you just go in and unsubscribe? I know, I am with you on this one. Our inboxes are inundated daily with little ditties from all of the sites we’ve[...]

RFP Organization 101

Welcome to the RFP Organization 101 Class. Oh wait, what are you doing here? You do not need this class! Why? Because . . . . you have me. Okay, I know that organizing RFP responses from hotels ranks in your top five of fun when it comes to meeting planning. Oh, it doesn’t? It’s[...]

Must Have Technologies for Meeting Planners (and the next must have step to take)

There are many technologies that will make your meeting planning life so much easier. If you are not up on these technologies, then here is a soft nudge to get you moving in the right direction.  Don’t get left behind! Smartphones: If you are not packing a smartphone in your tote, then what are you[...]

Really Plan for your Next Conference

Conferences are a fantastic way to keep up with the latest and greatest in your industry, connect with like professionals, learn, exchange and grow. It’s one thing to sign up, choose your sessions, and pack all the appropriate necessities and outfits (and shoes!) for the various conference meetings and activities. But in order to get[...]

The Business of Business Cards

We all have them, we order boxes of them at a time, we hand them out to anyone who will take one; and, more than likely, we have stacks of other’s business cards in our “I will get to these someday” pile. With this in mind, we are going to look at some options and[...]