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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Love the lyrics (below)? Check out the new holiday classic: “Do You Hear” Video!   Said the VP to the meeting planner, Do you plan what I need? I need to have an awesome meeting planned. Do you plan what I need? Why yes, I do, lucky, lucky you! I will plan that meeting and[...]

Time to Walk In a Winter Wonderland

Wouldn’t it be nice to walk in a Winter Wonderland about right now?  I know how it is meeting planner, you are ready for some holiday cheer, and while the rest of the office is enjoying a bit of downtime, you have yet to slow down. Take a breath, ready your best karaoke voice and[...]

One on One with My Client, Dewayne! Part 2

This article is  a continuation of the article that appeared in a recent HelmsBriscoe newsletter. I shared the first part in my blog last week, so if you missed it, please be sure to read it now. Here is the remaining part of the article: When asked if there are any distinctive qualities to the[...]

Ode to the Meeting Professional

I received this wonderful nod to the meeting professional and wanted to share it with you: She’s first one in and last to leave, her mark is everywhere. But like a watchful angel, we seldom know she’s there. Attendees join the breakfast line, and fill their cups with brew… while scarfing down the rolls and[...]

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[...]

The Meeting Planner Technology Report

I have written about the important technologies available to today’s meeting planner. It is astounding the amount of information that can be found right at our fingertips. Here is a nice checklist for you on what you need to be aware of, working on and considering.  Social Media. Are you on it and active? If[...]

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[...]