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Jun 27, 2016

What Are the Most Annoying Ways You Are Being Forced to Do More With Less?

Meetings are up, and so are demands for cutting costs, according to a session livestreamed from PCMA's Education Conference....More
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Jun 24, 2016

How Event Organizers Can Harness the Power of Facebook

If it’s done well, a Facebook campaign can make all the difference to the success of your event....More
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Jun 20, 2016

Just Another Dog-Gone Meeting at the Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel4

Russell the labrador will brainstorm your meeting for the price of a belly rub....More
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Jun 20, 2016

MPI #WEC16: A Few of My Favorite Things2

Here are some of the things that stood out for me at Meeting Professionals International's 2016 World Education Congress, from people watching to....More
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Jun 08, 2016

Is the Way You're Using Technology Hijacking Your Attendees' Minds?

A former Google design ethicist talks about how technology can be used to exploit people’s mental vulnerabilities—something you’re likely doing now....More
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Jun 03, 2016

Link Love: Virtual Future Scare | Build a Killer Personal LinkedIn Brand | Pop-ups for Planners

Here are some of the stories I found to be kind of intriguing on the interwebs this week. TGIF!....More
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Jun 02, 2016

Is this Hotel Must-Have on Your Site Inspection List?

Just how important is a good-quality towel to your attendees' hotel experience? A lot more than you may think!....More
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May 31, 2016

Why Being Super Crazy Busy Is Actually a Good Thing

Stressed out with too much to do and not enough time to do it in? Your brain says, “Thanks!”....More
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May 25, 2016

Two Ways to Kill Idea Killers

“Yes, but” ... “No money” ... “No time” ... these are classic ideakillers. Here are two exercises that can help spark creativity and turn off the....More
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May 24, 2016

Link Love: Negotiate Better, Become More Resilient, and Meet the Hulking Luggabeast

A smorgasbord of links to items that will make you a more thoughtful negotiator, a more resilient person, a more effective social media user, and....More
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May 24, 2016

3 Things Meeting Professionals Should Know About the New Overtime Law

Event professionals could very well find themselves among the 4 million or more who are trying to figure out what the new rule that almost doubles....More
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May 23, 2016

7 Signs You May be a Jurassic Park Event Manager3

For those of us who have been around the meeting-planning block a few times: What techniques, practices, and technologies do you find yourself waxing....More
Sleep hacks for business travellers: cartoon airport
May 19, 2016

Infographic: 13 Sleep Strategies Every Road Warrior Needs to Know

Meetings professionals have to hit the ground running after a long flight—which can be tough to do on no sleep. Here are some practical tips that....More
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May 16, 2016

I’d Like to Buy an “I” (But It’s Really a You)3

Have you heard the word “innovation” just a few too many times? Yeah, me too, especially when it comes to meetings. Too bad that all too often, we're....More
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May 10, 2016

How to Create a Meeting Even the Most Introverted Introvert Will Love1

On the Meetings Community (MeCo) listserv today, someone asked what planners were doing to accommodate their more introverted participants, and for....More
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