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Jun 21, 2004

Stellar tips

There are some great ideas on ConventionPlanit’s site, compiled by and for planners. The best part, to me anyway, is that you get to vote on your....More
Jun 21, 2004

Do the bump

This article from msnbc.com reminds me of the old days when I’d fly between Denver and the East Coast via People’s Express (remember that low-budget....More
Jun 21, 2004

Fun with SMERFS

I just ran across an article I wrote for Association Meetings a while back on social, military, educational, religious, and fraternal (SMERF)....More
Jun 18, 2004

Kudos to the triple H

According to an article on hotel-online, The Fairfield Inn by Marriott is among the hotels that don’t just chuck or auction off the old stuff after a....More
Jun 18, 2004

So it's not just me...

Earlier in the week I went into a mini-rant about how hard it is to be a semi-vegetarian in a high-protein, low-carb-crazed meeting world. Then I got....More
Jun 18, 2004

Quote of the day

If you ever start feeling that you can't make a difference, keep this quote from Margaret Mead in mind: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful....More
Jun 18, 2004

What's wrong with this system?

For some reason, as I sat on the runway at NYC’s LaGuardia airport last night, waiting for a huge line of thunderstorms to move through so we could....More
Jun 18, 2004

Is this funny?

Just curious about what people think about this article from MPI's magazine. An online group I'm involved with took great offense to this guy's take....More
Jun 18, 2004

Who will be the next survivor?

Food for thought from this week's Society for Hospitality Management's training bulletin: "Times are changing. Success is no longer as simple as a....More
Jun 18, 2004

Buzzword of the day

coma factor: The degree of dullness of a meeting, presentation or reading material. "So let's try to describe this issue in language with a low coma....More
Jun 18, 2004

How ironic is this?

According to this article from the Las Vegas Sun, "thieves snatched two computers from a Hong Kong trade fair, a particularly brazen act considering....More
Jun 17, 2004

Everybody's got a cousin in Miami...

or so goes the Jimmy Buffett song. Now Hawaii’s betting everyone has a cousin-—or at least a professional connection—-with someone in the islands....More
Jun 16, 2004

A fine whine

If you can't stand whining, go ahead and skip this one. I just had such an awful time getting from Austin to N.Y. yesterday that I have to b#$#@$ and....More
Jun 15, 2004

Banquet ettiquette tip

I learned this neat tip from a fellow diner at yesterday's luncheon here at the HCEA conference in Austin. We were all staring in confusion at the....More
Jun 14, 2004

On the road again

This weekend I flew from Boston to Austin, via Chicago, to get to the Healthcare Convention....More
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