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Sep 27, 2004

Nightmare on Hotel Street

This is starting to feel like a horror movie, where just when you think the fee-and-surcharge monster is dead, it it comes back to life for one more....More
Sep 27, 2004

Networking ideas

In response to this post on why so many meetings are so bad, and what would make me bolt from a meeting, Kare Anderson, a professional speaker and....More
Sep 27, 2004

New per diem rates are out

For the fiscal year 2005 U.S. federal employee per diem rates (official travel in the U.S.), go to this site. They go into effect Oct. 1. To comment....More
Sep 27, 2004

Off topic and pretty cheesy

As is the headline, but this study linking cheese shape preferences to politics from Sargento is just too weird not to pass on. So, the study says,....More
Sep 27, 2004

Is Fast Company really clueless about meetings resources?

Heath Row over at the Fast Company blog got me a little hot under the collar with his comments on meetings. It starts out fine, with him talking....More
Sep 24, 2004

Security versus freedom

OK, so I read the story this morning on how the Transportation Security Administration is going to make airlines to turn over domestic passenger....More
Sep 24, 2004

Poll on rates and online strategies

There's an interesting poll up on Hospitality Net today: Online Discounting Of Room Rates: What's Your Current Strategy? We still depend on selling....More
Sep 24, 2004

More effective board meetings

This post by Ed Sims on BeyondVC is a pretty good wrapup of what constitutes an effective, efficient board meeting. Some other good board-meeting....More
Sep 23, 2004

Things that go bump in the ballroom

For your next Ghostbusters convention, it sounds like one of these hotels would be perfect: "Heavy footsteps. Doors slamming. Cool drafts. This is....More
Sep 23, 2004

Anyone Want to Wiki?

You may not know a wiki from a walrus, but chances you may have already used one. According to an article on educause.edu, wikis—open-source sites....More
Sep 23, 2004

Hurricane-area hotel updates

For info on hotel status in hard-hit states, go to: here for Florida. for the Caribbean for the Gulf Shore of Alabama Couldn’t find a good resource....More
Sep 22, 2004

The cruise to nowhere and other tales of woe

These days, using "unique" venues (museums, boats, aquariums, etc.) for receptions or parties is becoming more common. But, warns Ted Kruckel at....More
Sep 22, 2004

Risk-taking--how much is too much?

Interesting thoughts on personal and professional risk-taking atView from a Corner Office, based on a women's leadership meeting the author attended....More
Sep 22, 2004

Meetings satire from The Onion

The irony of it all makes this satiric entry in the latest edition of The Onion just too much. The headline: Organizers Fear Terrorist Attacks on....More
Sep 22, 2004

Wrinkle-free, no Botox required

Ever feel like injecting your rumpled businesswear with the clothing equivalent of Botox as you shake it out of your suitcase after five days on the....More
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