Category Archives: Tips & Tools

7 Meeting Don’ts that Are Disengaging Your Team

Love them or hate them, any business professional understands that a good meeting can be extremely valuable, so long as it’s efficient, goal-oriented, organized and interactive. Does this sound like a meeting you’ve attended? If not, it may be riddled with some of the common elements that make for a doomed meeting. Here are 7 factors…

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The Ultimate Guide to Using Crowd-Streaming to Generate Event Buzz

Live-streaming apps like Periscope are taking over the social media landscape. Here’s how to leverage live-streaming to market your events, by getting your audience to do the legwork for you. Social media is already a deeply ingrained part of event marketing, and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. But as more and…

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Why Millennial-Heavy Workforce Can Be a Problem

Caren Maio is an ambitious millennial who founded a highly successful residential leasing and marketing program. Initially, the cloud-based software program, Nestio, was driven almost entirely by the youthful enthusiasm and adrenalin of her tech-savvy millennial workforce, but she found out the hard way that she needed older, more experienced workers, too. Her young staff…

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5 Ways to Stay Energized While Traveling

As every meeting planner knows, business trips are usually jam-packed with important schedules. Planners are often rushing from one appointment, lunch meeting or site inspection to another. Add jetlag and travel fatigue to the equation, and it’s a mystery how event professionals keep their energy up all day. These five tips will help you stay…

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10 Tips to Improve Panel Discussions

Although panel discussions are ubiquitous at meetings, Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CSP thinks they could be more inspired. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based consultant, facilitator, public speaker and founder of Quality Process Consultants, Inc. published Powerful Panels: A Step-By-Step Guide to Moderating Lively and Informative Panel Discussions, in 2013. Around the same time she also launched a…

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Top 5 Outcomes of Philanthropic Team Building

So, you and your colleagues are going to get together in a ballroom or meeting room to do a team-building event that gives back to an organization in need. What are you actually going to get out of this event? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. 1. Your team will problem-solve while getting…

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Healthy Ways to Wake Up Sleepy Attendees

With one in three attendees falling asleep or feeling drowsy during a meeting, and productivity for the average meeting dropping around 2 p.m., it’s clear that corporate meetings need a new agenda. Attendees around the world are desperate for a change – and meeting professionals are taking notice. According to a recent survey by Hilton,…

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Got Class? Group Learning Through Team Building

School isn’t just for kids. More and more properties are providing groups with learning opportunities that also incorporate team building. Attendees will harken back to the days where they were excited for that first day of school, where open mindedness was pervasive and possibilities were endless. Here are a few properties that put class into team…

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Taking a Stand: Sitting Too Much May Sabotage Your Health

While all meetings are different, one trait they share in common is that attendees often spend a lot of time seated. Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist who has done extensive research on the dangers of inactivity, believes sitting is the new smoking. After three decades of work funded by the National Institutes of…

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The Rise of CRM Integration

Every behind-the-scenes operation should flow as smoothly as your event Have you ever noticed how every technology platform is either integrated with or working to become integrated with Salesforce or a similar customer relationship management (CRM) provider? It’s not a coincidence. Professionals in every customer-facing field recognize the value of a full-circle solution—that is, one…

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