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Aug 04, 2004

You picked a fine time to leave me Blue Shield

That’s the name of one of the songs by Dr. Sam and The Frivolous Action Blues Band, whose CDs would make great giveaways for a physician meeting--or....More
Aug 04, 2004

Whoops

CNN’s mics caught a little blue language from Don Mischer, who was the executive producer for the DNC, when a handset he was using to urge his people....More
Aug 03, 2004

Eli Lilly joins the preferred crowd

As CMI pointed out recently, the trend toward companies using preferred vendors is alive and well. To prove the point, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly....More
Aug 03, 2004

Sweatiest cities

From the latest issue of Corporate Meetings....More
Aug 03, 2004

Am I missing something?

According to this article from Special Events, a survey of U.S.-based corporate marketing executives conducted by the George P. Johnson Co. and the....More
Aug 03, 2004

On the road again...

Sorry to have been so quiet lately. I just spent a lovely, if warm, four-day mini-vacation at my in-laws' place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. I have to admit....More
Jul 29, 2004

Take care in Cancun

Usually, the only thing you have to worry about in the beautiful Mexican resort area of Cancun is putting on enough sunscreen and ducking the drunken....More
Jul 29, 2004

Next up

A while back, I posted about radio-frequency identification, or RFID, and how these little units could be cropping up on a conference badge near your....More
Jul 29, 2004

Tales from the airport

1. So, a little kid in Oslo, Norway, gets bored at the airport and decides to go for a ride--on a luggage conveyor belt. "Surrounded by bags and....More
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
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