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…

Lion Sisterhood

Join our FREE Online WOMAN Community! https://bit.ly/FBLioness The initial purpose of this group was to start our own Lion Sisterhood Pride. Many women are not mobile or live in areas of the world that it isn’t easy to get out or women who work and have children and have maybe 20 minutes a day to themselves. Now in 2019 we want to move the sisterhood to the next level.  “How do we empower the young Read more…

Presentations Are NOT all Seen the Same Way

When creating your new PowerPoint presentation, have you ever thought that almost 10% of your audience may not see your slides the same way you do?  Have you ever thought of the number of color blind individuals in your audience? Facts About Color Blindness | National Eye Institute As many as 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women with Northern European ancestry have the common form of red-green color blindness. Men are much Read more…

Building Your Support Network

With the holidays fast  approaching, I write this as I find myself once again opening  my grandmother’s recipe box. I know her holiday recipes by heart without even having to pick up this card, but there is something about reading it in my grandmother’s handwriting that comforts me.  I know I’m never truly alone. Sadly this isn’t the case for many women around the world.  As women, we are so caught up in everyday living. Read more…

Mastering Relationships in Business

I have been in business in one form or another for a quarter of a century and over that time have met thousands of people.  Some I worked with, others I worked for; many of which I became friends with outside of the business world. Why is this important?  Well there are hundreds, if not thousands who work in my field of expertise and can do the job I do.  It may not be at Read more…