Virtual Solution vs Platform

NOTE:  The world “Solution” in this blog is an answer to a complex set of questions. In this circumstance relating to a multi day conference    In this new Covid-19 lifestyle we all find ourselves in, many companies are taking their face-to-face meetings they intended to have for 2020 and turning them into virtual meetings or sometimes even a Hybrid version of the two (this will be addressed in another blog post).  This new way Read more…

Conference Challenge #2 – Face Masks

With many of us canceling more events and conferences than we are planning, I’ve created a series of “Conference Challenges” to spark the creativity in you and inspire others. Comment below with your solution to this challenge.   Conference Challenge #2 – How to make a Face Mask an accessory. Many in the industry feel that face masks are going to be part of conferences and events for the foreseeable future. I don’t know about Read more…

Conference Challenge #1 – Tradeshow

With many of us canceling more events and conferences than we are planning, I’ve created a series of “Conference Challenges” to spark the creativity in you and inspire others. Comment below with your solution to this challenge.   Conference Challenge #1 – Tradeshow post Covid-19 SCENARIO Yearly Conference of 1,100 attendees Duration:  3 days In years past, this event had a tradeshows of 50 – 10 x 10 booths.  The tradeshow is open for 2.5 hrs Read more…

Are you creating a S.M.A.R.T meeting Objective?

Many reading this blog will either be full-time conference planners or someone who has been asked to plan anything from a Board Retreat to an award dinner.  There will be all kinds of budgets and lists that you will be responsible for, but there is one item that should be on the top of your list…Event Purpose/Objective.   If your event/conference does not have an agreed upon Purpose/Objective how will you or those you are Read more…

Do you have an Objective for your Meeting?

Many reading this blog will either be full-time conference planners or someone who has been asked to plan anything from a Board Retreat to an award dinner.  There will be all kinds of budgets and lists that you will be responsible for, but there is one item that should be on the top of your list…Event Purpose/Objective.   If your event/conference does not have an agreed upon Purpose/Objective how will you or those you are Read more…

Secrets Revealed About Meeting Internet

In the ever hectic meetings and hospitality industry, I’ve found lately that I’m educating hoteliers about the difference between Bandwidth and Upload/Download speeds when it comes to internet.  So, I decided to put everything down in an quick and easy explanation. Way back when wifi was first “important” in the meetings industry the buzz word was “BANDWIDTH”.  At that time there wasn’t multiple connections per person, but most likely if a presenter was going to Read more…

Success is a Dirty Little Word

I’ve set goals and I’ve reached them! After decades of working for someone else, I started my own company.  In four short years I’ve been awarded Top 50 among my colleagues. I’ve been honored to be on a industry magazine cover and named one of the women leaders in the world for my field.  I can pay my bills, employ amazing individuals and have some money set aside for my sons. I’ve even started a Read more…

Group Airline Discounts

A New Day for Group Travel  Group travel is back – and better than ever.  You may be surprised to know that 18 months ago, American Airlines relaunched its groups and meeting products. With these products, American will once again manage group and meeting customers. “The last year has been a time of rebuilding,” said Group Sales Manager Libby Severance, who leads the team. “We’ve taken things apart, to get under the hood to fix Read more…