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How to Navigate Extreme Weather While Traveling

Earlier this fall, hurricanes Irma and Harvey left millions in need of a reliable and immediate travel solution. Now, with the unpredictable holiday season fast approaching, the importance of understanding how best to navigate the travel landscape when faced with extreme weather conditions is at an all-time high. Whether experiencing unexpected weather, a flight cancellation…

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How to Plan an Awesome Annual Kick-Off Meeting

It’s getting to be that time of year again. You know, the one where sales and sales enablement leaders—who strategically use resources to improve a team’s productivity and increase revenue—are planning annual kick-off meetings. And it’s no small task. In addition to the logistics of selecting a destination, blocking rooms and finding meeting space, there’s…

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How Event Professionals Can Help Ease an Anxious World

Today, event professionals need to be more aware of how they use language and how guests may receive that message. To help attendees feel more comfortable, experts suggest being open and transparent in all communication, while incorporating positive and clear language in your messages. Per popularscience.com, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental…

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Selling Unique Session Formats to Meeting Stakeholders

How to get buy-in from executives, presenters and attendees In our last column, we spoke with Kristi Sanders, CMM, director of Meeting Professionals International Academy, about different session formats designed to generate deeper learning. They do this by proactively drawing upon the intellect and experience of all session participants. The six formats we highlighted use…

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Hotel Tricks and Treats

Believe it or not, most trips offer an opportunity for a room upgrade, late check out time or other bonus during a hotel stay. Whether you’ll be enjoying those perks, however, is determined at least in part by the person sitting behind the front desk. These key tips will get you in that individual’s good…

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14 Essential Meeting Questions: Before, During and After

Meetings are a crucial opportunity for everyone in a company to touch base, express concerns and collaborate in a meaningful way. Employees are given the floor to voice their opinions, and management receives valuable feedback and can directly communicate with the group. There is a proper way to hold them, though. Meetings that have a…

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5 Tips to Vastly Improve All-Hands Meetings

One of the challenges for any company is to make everyone feel involved in a meaningful way. But unfortunately, many large companies, in particular, are structured and organized in such a way that only the leaders are aware of—and have a voice in—many important developments. Increasingly more companies have implemented regularly scheduled, all-hands meetings, in…

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One-Way Airfare Deals Take Flight

One-Way Airfare Deals Take Flight

Travelers are like human boomerangs. Most people who fly eventually come back. The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) released a study in July titled “Myth Busting the Cost of One-Way Tickets” that found a growing trend toward travelers selecting one-way tickets instead of roundtrip. In many cases, when you are purchasing a roundtrip ticket, you are…

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New Audiovisual Tech Boosts Meetings

Cruise passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas ship participate in a viewing (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International) Great tools are available for planners on a strict budget Event professionals need to be mindful of a client’s budget, so they’re often tasked with making every dollar go a long way. When cutting corners,…

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