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Jul 28, 2004

Getting it together

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the Professional Convention Management Association is developing a set of core competencies and a self-....More
Jul 28, 2004

Denver loves MPI

Well, of course it does. According to an article in the Denver Post, the city expects to reap a $4.5 million-plus benefit from having all of Meeting....More
Jul 28, 2004

Top 10 signs your speech is boring

You have to check out David Letterman's Top Ten Signs Your Convention Speech Is Boring. My favorite is #9: Your only applause comes when your....More
Jul 28, 2004

What's in a name?

I got a great e-mail today from motivational speaker Derrick Hayes. While I couldn't answer his question, I love his deal of taking a name and....More
Jul 28, 2004

Fly high with Wi-Fi

Starbucks has it, Micky D has it, even Wyndham and Marriott have it--now airports are finally getting Wi-Fi'd (edit alert: I don't think Wi-Fi is a....More
Jul 27, 2004

A bed idea

According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study released today, there's "a strong correlation....More
Jul 26, 2004

What are friends for?

Just a little reminder that in this industry, more than most, we get by with a little help from our friends. Happy....More
Jul 26, 2004

Something in the air?

No, that wasn't a big sirocco that blew from the East coast last night--that was a giant sigh of relief from all the hotels, event venues, caterers,....More
Jul 24, 2004

Congratulations!

Many heartfelt congratulations to Elizabeth Zielinski, CMM, CMP, this year's MPI Planner of the Year. I met Liz earlier this year at the W2W (Women....More
Jul 24, 2004

The year of the blog?

That's the headline of a New York Times article about Web loggers being invited to cover the DNC in Boston this week for the first time. Woo hoo!....More
Jul 24, 2004

NAACP ranks Marriott tops for minorities

According to the 2004 NAACP Economic Reciprocity Initiative, Marriott ranked first among the 13 main chains in its activity in employment, equity....More
Jul 23, 2004

It's potty time

Now that summer is in full swing and corporate picnics and other outdoor outings are everywhere, here are some links that might come in handy when....More
Jul 23, 2004

Marshalling my courage...

OK, so I scared myself silly with last Friday's post about possible rumors of terrorists in the air. So I did a little checking on those guys who are....More
Jul 23, 2004

Hotel rooms of the future

What do you think they’ll look like? That’s what organizers of HITEC 2000 (I know, it’s old, but I just found it recently thanks to the MIMlist....More
Jul 23, 2004

A twist on tipping

Did you know that your restaurant server might be having tips deducted to pay for the cost of processing your credit card transaction? This I hadn’t....More
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