Category Archives: Career

Smart Leaders: Break Up With Doubt

Brian Biro gives a pep talk to get you off the sidelines Humans are creatures of habit who can easily get stuck in ruts. Don’t let boundaries stand in the way of being the greatest version of yourself that you can be. It’s mentally healthier to continuously climb up the mountain of achievement and work…

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Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation

Advice for the next generation planning a hospitality career The event and hospitality industry has come a long way. Over the last few decades, the profession has grown more complicated, goal-oriented and, well, professional than ever before. As a new generation joins the ranks of planners, managers, hoteliers and suppliers, it is our turn to…

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How to Live and Breathe in Real Time

These 5 tips can help to balance your life In your quest to keep pace with all that’s involved in planning a meeting, do you find yourself frequently preoccupied? It seems as if everyone is in overdrive today. We don’t enjoy the morning because we’re always in a rush, concerned about getting to work on…

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What is your why?

Smart Leaders: Help Your Team Get to Why

Our job as event planners is not to book hotels, pick out menus and manage logistics. What we really do is inspire people to grow, connect and learn. We just happen to work with hotels, caterers, speakers and suppliers to create the conditions that bring people together for a common cause. SMART MEETINGS’ CORE VALUES…

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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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4 Famous Dads Share Advice Planners Will Appreciate

Meeting professionals are very busy people who have to juggle many work-related responsibilities. Many people in this profession also hold the title of Dad. With Father’s Day on Sunday, let’s take a closer look at how dads can cope with and overcome the challenges associated with planning fabulous events while raising a family. “When big…

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5 Tips for Winning a Promotion

You may be the world’s best venue negotiator, but do you know how to position yourself for a step up the career ladder? Here are some helpful tips. 1. Know thyself. Lisa Quast, author of the award-winning book, Your Career, Your Way, advises a personal SWOT analysis to understand your differentiators and the special skills or experiences that make…

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5 Strategies for Communicating with Difficult Employees

Let’s face it, not every employee is easy to work with every day. Our job as leaders is to find ways to not only tolerate, but also motivate and coach every person on our teams to achieve at the highest level possible. Or at least to protect the rest of the staff from toxic attitudes….

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10 Best Habits for Tackling Stress

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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ASAE Launches Online Learning Tool

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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