Category Archives: Tips & Tools

How to Get Your Best Meetings Job Yet

Before you can perform meeting magic, you first have to find your next gig. That requires a killer resume. When you have a lot to brag about, it can be easy to overlook important skills that you bring to an organization and emphasize irrelevant information. Let’s take your CV one section at a time to make sure your event cred is obvious even at a glance.

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A Higher Meetings Education: Future-Proof Your Career

The meetings industry is not so simple anymore. Today’s intense focus on key performance indicators, event-tech stacks and designing brilliant experiences has made the need for advanced education—from a university, association or DIY commitment—almost a requisite for getting hired…and for thriving. Smart Meetings talked to industry experts about why certification has become so essential, the commitment required and specific areas where event professionals are focusing to achieve their A-game.

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A Legacy of Inclusion: Winning Meeting Tips From Beth Knox

If managing a high-profile event that traditionally takes four years to plan in just over half that time with a $15 million budget and a reliance on 15,000 volunteers sounds like a job for a superplanner, then meet Beth Knox. As 2018 Special Olympics USA president and CEO, she went from hiring a leadership team and creating a strategic plan to hosting 4,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities for a jubilant celebration of human spirit—all in just 2 1/2 years.

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Career Resource Guide

Here’s to all the early risers, late-night typers, plane catchers and meeting makers. We see you. The meetings industry pumps more money into the U.S. economy than almost any other sector, generating $845 billion in economic impact in 2016 alone.

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