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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Who Can Take on the Tasks at Hand? Part 2

Last week I shared with you some helpful helpers; those who can assist, do odd jobs and help you shine on line.  Today we are going to look at a couple more people who can help you make your event a super success! The Visual Aide(s): Yes, you could make your own videos, take your[...]

Clone Yourself with One Phone Call, Part 2

Last week I shared with you some of the points from my recent interview with Cathy Sexton, The Productivity Expert. She asked me to be on her radio show “Ignite Your Performance,”  to share with her audience the exciting world of site selection (which truly is quite exciting!). Here are some more of the talking[...]

Clone Yourself with One Phone Call

Recently, Cathy Sexton, The Productivity Expert, asked me to be on her radio show “Ignite Your Performance.”  It was so much fun to be interviewed and have the opportunity to talk about what I do. Thank you so very much to Cathy for making it easy, she is a great interviewer and I so very[...]


Being #1 seems to get all the glory. And though I have nothing against the number 1, I would like to point out that there are several numbers that are also quite interesting and definitely could use a closer look. This brings me to number 2, and 3, more specifically, to the amazing number 23.[...]

Iron Man and You and I

We all need our super heroes; both the on-screen versions and the real life champions.  Right now, Iron Man is hot! The third movie was just released, bringing Tony Stark back to the big screen and into our lives. This got me thinking about us; that is you and I, meeting planner. We are so[...]

Rx For a Happy Day

Meeting Planners spend most of their time working to make people happy.  Each meeting is designed with the success and happiness of the attendees, staff, management, board members, vendors and more; happy with everything from the turn out, the schedule, the entertainment, the speakers, and menus, to the color of the carpeting at the venue[...]


Who doesn’t love SPRINGTIME! Grass emerges from the ground, flowers color our landscape and the trees wake up; all beckoning us to come out of caves and seek some much needed sunshine. I fancy myself as an ambassador of SPRINGTIME when it comes to your meeting planning! I can help you melt those cold as[...]

Meeting Madness

March may be over, but the madness is certainly not. March Madness found crazed basketball fans stationed at their couch, mini-fridge at arm’s length and watching one college basketball game after another. Now the Final Four battles approach, with Louisville vs. Wichita State and Syracuse vs. Michigan. For many fans the whole world has been put on hold, as[...]

I LOVE Meeting Planners

I know it may sound cliché, but I really do “heart” meeting planners! I wish I could send each of you a big box of chocolates and nice bouquet of flowers for Valentines Day. In lieu of such extravagances, please accept this VALENTINE from me to you: Value-Add: I add value to your life. Let[...]

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[...]