Category Archives: Tips & Tools

Think Like a Kindergarten Teacher

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Variety, interaction and physical movement resonate with attendees Tired of talking heads at the lectern? Wondering how to promote deeper learning at your meetings and events? Attendees at the Americas Connect conference, hosted in April by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), heard some unconventional advice on how to engage their audience: Think like…

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The Ultimate Accommodation Checklist

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There are tons of moving parts when planning a meeting or an event—so many that skipping a beat almost seems inevitable. However, accommodating special needs is one area where you really can’t be careless. Planners are held responsible for considering and planning for all types of accommodations. Be sure to survey attendees during registration so…

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Banish the Afternoon Slump

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6 easy ways to stay on top of your game all day In the gung-ho world of American business, we scoff at siestas. But that Latin tradition is an important one, according to many medical experts, because our bodies have evolved to crave afternoon naps. “A major reason for this is that human beings are…

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Smart Leaders: Break Up With Doubt

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Brian Biro gives a pep talk to get you off the sidelines Humans are creatures of habit who can easily get stuck in ruts. Don’t let boundaries stand in the way of being the greatest version of yourself that you can be. It’s mentally healthier to continuously climb up the mountain of achievement and work…

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Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation

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Advice for the next generation planning a hospitality career The event and hospitality industry has come a long way. Over the last few decades, the profession has grown more complicated, goal-oriented and, well, professional than ever before. As a new generation joins the ranks of planners, managers, hoteliers and suppliers, it is our turn to…

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Building the Best Planner Resume

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You might have the most experience, top qualifications and the best-suited skills for the job, but if your resume fails to properly highlight these points, it might all be for nothing. The reality is that we live in a competitive, fast-paced world. So if your resume falls short of astounding, it will likely end-up hidden…

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5 Tips for an In-Flight Good Night’s Sleep

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Sometimes taking a red-eye flight is inevitable—it enables people to arrive at a destination at a desired time, thereby maximizing their time there. Some people have difficulty sleeping on planes, however, and upon arrival, especially those riding in coach then often drudge through daylight hours in zombie-mode or waste valuable time snoozing. Whether you’re riding…

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What Google and WWE can Teach Event Planners About Effective CSR

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In 2015, Google launched its Building a Better Bay Area campaign by investing more than $5 million into non-profit organizations in the area, with a unique twist. Rather than allocating the money themselves, the company installed large, interactive posters in public places, allowing the general public to decide where to send the money. This allowed people…

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