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March 25, 2015

Federal Workers: Face-to-Face Meetings Essential

face to face meetings Federal Workers: Face to Face Meetings EssentialRecognizing the need to obtain solid data showing the importance of in-person meetings to government workers, Meetings Mean Business recently conducted a survey of them—and got exactly what it wanted.

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March 23, 2015

Five Ways Millennials Are Impacting the Travel Industry

travelling millennials Five Ways Millennials Are Impacting the Travel IndustryOn Road Warrior Voices writer Jessica Festa dissected the findings of a November 2014 survey done by Resonance, a destination branding and marketing company that interviewed 1,189 Americans between the ages of 18 and 34. She points out that millennials are impacting the travel industry in at least five ways:

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March 23, 2015

Top 10 Meeting Trends for 2015

team building 2015 trend Top 10 Meeting Trends for 2015Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a division of hospitality management company Benchmark Hospitality International, has released its list of the Top Ten Meeting Trends for 2015. 

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March 12, 2015

7 Great Conversation Starters to Try Out at Your Next Meeting

conversation starter 7 Great Conversation Starters to Try Out at Your Next MeetingHow do you initiate conversation with someone new at a meeting or convention? Ashley Fidel believes the most common icebreaker, “So, what do you do?” is unmemorable and fails to jumpstart meaningful interaction. On themuse.com, she suggests some alternatives. None focus on work, which is intentional.

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March 11, 2015

Practical Considerations to Make Meetings Accessible to All

van accessible Practical Considerations to Make Meetings Accessible to All

An estimated 54 million Americans ages 16 to 65 have a disability that they were either born with or acquired. Many are active members of the workforce who want to participate in offsite meetings and conventions. Legally and morally, event planners must make good-faith efforts to accommodate them. An article in the March issue of Smart Meetings magazine examined this issue in more depth. Click here to read it. Below are some other tips:

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March 10, 2015

Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: March 11, 2015

Smart Moves Final Image Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: March 11, 2015MPI Appoints Michael Woody as Chief Operations Officer

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March 09, 2015

How to create a lasting impression in meetings

plotting success How to create a lasting impression in meetingsGoing into a meeting, all attendees should consider the opportunity as a chance to learn something. Many, however, don’t take meetings seriously enough.

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March 05, 2015

Which Convention Center are you?

convention center Which Convention Center are you?Convention centers are as varied as meeting planners, attendees and hospitality providers. Much more advanced and cool than the boxes of yesteryear, today’s convention centers are Wi-Fi-empowered, green from the inside out and a dynamic stage for the exchange of ideas.

Find out which convention center you are by taking the Smart Meetings quiz. To learn more about convention centers see the March issue of Smart Meetings magazine.

which convention center are you Which Convention Center are you?

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March 04, 2015

Never Ending Question of Tipping

money tips Never Ending Question of TippingIt is a mystifying question travelers, business or leisure. What, when and how much, to tip.

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March 04, 2015

How to Prioritize the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday

prioritize work How to Prioritize the First 10 Minutes of Your WorkdayThe first 10 minutes of the workday can influence how productive you will be the remainder of the day. Murray Newlands of Inc. offers the following suggestions of what to do as soon as you arrive in the office:

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