Category Archives: Tips & Tools

A Checklist for a Safe, Secure Experience

Planners live and die by checklists, and if an emergency happens—whether it is a natural disaster, protest or terrorist incident—an emergency checklist could be the most important one you make. Veteran event planners Greg Jenkins, partner at Bravo Productions; Brady K. Miller, owner of Unbricked Communications; and Alan L. Kleinfeld, a consultant and public safety officer, shared their checkboxes with Smart Meetings.

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Be the Author of Your Strategic Vision and Story

The movement to step up and lean in is here. Taking charge of one’s destiny is empowering and creates an uncontainable energy. Imagine the momentum and power that would be created by an entire industry leaning in for a common goal.

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How to Plan Truly “Inspired” Experiences

Smart Meetings asked for tips on designing transformational moments from Andrew Webb, a partner at Inspired Learning Group, an organization dedicated to creating turnkey experiences that can lead to improved productivity, creativity and engagement for participants.

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Innovative Ways to Combat Jet Lag

The advent of the ultra-long-haul flight means that meeting planners need to get creative in dealing with this modern menace. Dealing with jet lag can be challenging, but fear not—we’re here to help with some innovative ideas for tackling it.

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8 Ways to Maximize Your Morning Meeting

Morning meetings are tough, even for the early bird. How can you combat the morning grogginess and make sure you start off on a productive note? We’ve compiled a list of ways to perk your group up and get your message across, no matter how sluggish the audience is.

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Tricks to Create an Effective Learning Environment

Regardless of how many years of schooling you’ve completed or fancy degrees and titles you’ve earned, there is always more to be learned. As a meeting professional, the goal is to ensure that all attendees are gaining knowledge at your conference to make their dedicated time worthwhile.

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7 Tips to Make the Most Impactful PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoints have potential to be an incredible addition to your presentation when done correctly. But irrelevant infographics, a hard-to-read font in odd places will make your slideshow more distracting than helpful. We’ve compiled a list of tips that will keep your audience engaged and intrigued.

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