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10 Best Habits for Tackling Stress

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Stress management is a hot topic for meeting planners—and for good reason. Working in a profession that reliably ranks in the top five of Forbes’ annual Most Stressful Jobs list requires this skill. While in the midst of a stress storm, cultivating new habits can seem impossible. So learn and reinforce these constructive strategies now,…

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5 Tips for Organizing Better International Meetings

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In our global world, international meetings have become a necessity for businesses of all sizes. Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and other mobile technologies make it easier than ever to meet virtually with clients or colleagues from around the world between in-person meetings—virtual meetings are less expensive and more convenient than boarding an international flight. That doesn’t…

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6 Emergency Response Tips for Meeting Planners

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As professional event planners grapple with security concerns at meetings, emergency preparedness has become a hot issue. Questions arise about who is responsible for ensuring that business meetings and association events are safe and secure environments (see “Zeroing In on Security” from the April issue of Smart Meetings magazine). Regardless of who is responsible for…

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Energize Attendees with New Approaches to Breaks

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Planners have been introducing many new approaches recently to meet an event’s objectives and goals, but one aspect of meetings that is still ripe for more changes is the refreshment break. For younger and older attendees alike, revamped session lengths and formats need to be accompanied by breaks designed to refresh the mind and body….

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Category Archives: Tips & Tools

Category Archives: Tips & Tools

Guns and Meetings: What You Need to Know Now

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Hands up! How many are packin’ today? In today’s America, some of you undoubtedly are (and feel strongly it’s your right to do so). The rest of you are sharing a shudder. Without taking sides on this hotly debated subject, the reality is that you can’t plan your next meeting without addressing the question of…

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ASAE Launches Online Learning Tool

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The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has released a new continuous learning and talent development platform–ASAE Learning Online. The new service offers on-demand learning opportunities for everyone in the community—both members and non-members. “ASAE Learning Online gives the association community the ability to learn at the point of need, when and where they need…

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Speaking of Speakers: Tips to Manage Keynote Speakers

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Managers of professional keynoters offer tips on working with clients A few recent trends are converging in a way that’s making it tougher to find, book and prepare keynote and general-session speakers for an effective performance at a meeting. According to Amy Crocker, a partner at speaker-management firm Standard Ovation in Overland Park, Kansas, many…

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