Category Archives: Speakers

Working with a Seasoned Professional Speaker

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How do you know that you’re bringing in somebody to speak to your audience who’s going to do the right job, deliver the right message and offer take-home value? In short, how do you know when you’re working with a seasoned pro? While there’s no foolproof way to know, here are ten signs that the…

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Smart Woman Summit to Feature Top Speakers

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They’ll be providing inspiration and insights at the 2017 Smart Woman gathering Successful events take more than months of meticulous planning, careful coordination and skillful execution. They also require meaningful engagement. One proven way to accomplish this is through offering inspiring, informative keynotes and workshops presented by accomplished, dynamic speakers. Careful thought went into selecting…

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Knowing How to Connect is Essential


It helps to build relationships that drive revenue and results Colette Carlson, CSP, and Bob Eubanks will be speaking at Smart Meeting Northwest at Grand Hyatt Seattle on March 22. Carlson’s topic is “Many Communicate, Few Connect.” Eubanks goes “Backstage with the Beatles.” The most successful individuals in the meetings, hospitality and travel industry share…

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5 TED and TEDx Talks Every Meeting Planner Should Watch

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Looking for some inspiration on your morning commute? TED talks and TEDx talks (independently organized TED events presented in TED format) are a brilliant way to get your morning dose of inspiration. There are countless best practices TED talks for general workplace improvements, but some are ideal for meeting planners’ particular pain points and needs….

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Show Your True Color

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True Colors International is a simple model of personality identification for people of all ages. It improves communication through the recognition of a person’s true character. Utilizing the colors orange, green, blue and gold to differentiate four basic personality types, True Colors is an uncomplicated language for every individual to convey complex ideas very simply….

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Dive Deep into the Science of Meetings

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If you’re heading to IMEX in time to catch Smart Monday, you might want to pop into Jon Bradshaw’s Meetology education session–you’ll likely be leaving with some invaluable tips that will boost your company’s communication and presentation skills. In fact–if you’re heading to IMEX–you’ve already proven Bradshaw’s theory. “You go to face-to-face meetings because they’re a…

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Bizzabo’s List of ‘Top Event Profs to Follow’ IDs Who’s Who in Industry

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Bizzabo recently published a list of the top 60 event professionals to follow on Twitter based on event coverage and overall digital presence—and we’re happy to see that lots of familiar faces within the Smart Meetings family made the list. According to Bizzabo contributor Stephanie Schutz, the list was compiled using Klout scores, Moz Page Authority,…

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