Category Archives: Tips & Tools

Infographic: How Top Companies Run Meetings

Looking to change up your meeting protocol? Have a look at what the big tech companies and major businesses do to facilitate effective meetings in this infographic from Event Essex. After all, if it works for Apple, it’s worth a try, right? Infographic provided by Event Essex.

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Security Tips for U.S. Travelers Abroad

As summer travel season gets underway, Americans traveling overseas can take simple steps to secure their privacy. Many of the same measures intelligence officials take to mitigate threats from foreign spies can benefit anyone, not just security…

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8 Hot Tips to Effectively Manage Emails

Emails continue to be a primary form of communication among meeting and event professionals, but many don’t realize how much time they spend writing and reading them. Here are eight tips for effective email management, adapted from a list compiled by Endless Entertainment, a nationwide event production company. 1. Process your email only once each…

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Tips for Healthy Summer Travel

Common sense can help you avoid common health risks Summer is right around the corner, and with warmer weather comes travel plans to new and exciting destinations around the world. If the 2016 Summer Olympics are on your travel radar, you’ve already begun to make plans for a trip to Rio de Janeiro in sunny…

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Attendee Evaluations Ensure Better Meetings

But planners need to tailor them to their events Knowing how attendees evaluate the effectiveness of an educational event is a critical component in keeping them engaged and in maximizing the host organization’s return on its meeting investment. But proper attendee evaluation is a multistep process that spans several time frames. With so many other…

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Meetings Security: The X Factors

With potential threats constantly evolving, everyone must be informed & cooperative for security to work Many people would say that 2016 is shaping up to be quite an interesting year. For planners of financial and insurance conferences and events, the word that might come to mind is challenging, or perhaps even aggravating. The U.S. presidential…

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Safety Tips for Your Next Event

9 Safety Tips for Your Next Event

In light of recent events in Orlando, safety is at the forefront for planners organizing large meetings and events. Hotel, event and security staffs are required to receive training on responding to unpredictable situations and emergency events. Yet, however seemingly frequent they may occur in the news, hospitality staff may be out of practice to handle situations out…

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7 Etiquette Tips for Business Texting

Texting is increasingly being used for business purposes, but if not done appropriately it can cause misunderstandings and reflect poorly on the person sending the text and their company or organization. Here are seven important etiquette suggestions for business texting, adapted from Entrepreneuer.com. Consider your audience: Business texting is an entirely different animal than personal…

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MPI Announces New Education Offerings and Membership Model

Photo credit Orange Photography During its 2016 World Education Congress in Atlantic City, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced that MPI Academy will offer several new education options for meeting professionals, including seven online courses and two Experiential Event Series programs. The new courses include online versions of MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) and Sustainable…

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