Category Archives: Speakers

3 Global Lessons from PCMACL’s Music City Convergence

More than 4,500 event professionals converged on Nashville the second week of January with a unified vision. Planners, destination management professionals and suppliers attending Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)’s annual Convening Leaders event were resolved in their quest to “amplify engagement” and learn new ways to delight attendees. This conference—known for featuring some of the…

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2018 forecast

Beyond the Webinar: How Planners Can Utilize Trends Forecast

Andrew Friedman, founder and partner at af&co, delivered a well-received, engaging Smart Meetings webinar on Dec. 5, “2018 Industry Forecast: Strategies & Tips for the Year Ahead.” The webinar can be viewed here. Smart Meetings followed up with Friedman after the webinar to glean some additional insights into his annual forecasts. How long have you…

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Mastering Your Mindset

Scott Greenberg demonstrates the incredible power of your approach to life Planners, at their core, are in the business of human connection. Scott Greenberg, a truly inspirational speaker and one of the keynotes at Smart Meeting West National, knows first-hand the tremendous amount of work demanded of professional planners. “Meeting planners do all the work…

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Another Keynote Speaker

Not every meeting has to revolve around words of wisdom delivered from a keynote speaker behind a podium at the front of a room. Sue Wigston, chief operating officer of Eagle’s Flight, an experiential learning consultancy, says it is time for something new to keep gatherings relevant. “Meetings have included keynote speakers for the last…

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