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5 Reasons Meeting Planners Love Their Interns


It’s National Intern Day! This is the one day a year when these hardworking, mostly young souls receive well-deserved appreciation. It’s also a great opportunity to commend the importance of the role of interns in general. Having an intern program is a win-win situation. It gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to ease into the workforce…

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3 Ways to Bring Nature into Your Meeting

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Meeting planners are always looking for new ways to create an environment that fosters lasting impressions. I’ve noticed an uptick of meeting professionals bringing their groups outdoors to enjoy nature, and have seen how this can help the overall success of an event. By encouraging attendees to get out of the traditional boardroom, meeting planners…

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5 Smart Celebrity Travel Tips

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Just like meeting and event planners, celebrities constantly travel, and during the course of their journeys, pearls of wisdom sometimes emerge. Here are a few travel tips from A-listers. "When your hair looks Cray, on the Champs Elysees" 🎶🎶 A post shared by Stiley Jay (@missjuliastiles) on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:08pm PDT 1. Julia…

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5 Benefits of Holding Events at Unique Venues

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People most often remember special moments or experiences based on an impression. For planners, leaving a lasting impression on meeting participants isn’t always easy to do, though, and can require some important strategizing. Holding an event at an interesting museum, theater or sports facility offers a unique experience that makes for a very memorable meeting….

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Everything Planners Need to Know About Mental Health Days

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Too many people are falling into unhealthy cycles. We wake up, go to work, idly stare at screens and then idly stare at different screens when we get home—all without much thought. In a highly competitive world, too often we’re encouraged to keep our eye on the prize, no matter what. The U.S. Department of…

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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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New Audiovisual Tech Boosts Meetings

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Cruise passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship participate in a viewing (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International) Great tools are available for planners on a strict budget Event professionals need to be mindful of a client’s budget, so they’re often tasked with making every dollar go a long way. When cutting corners,…

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