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6 Key Traits of a Professional Meeting Planner

It takes a certain type of person to plan a successful conference, meeting, or event. Does this sound like you?....More
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Apr 14, 2016

Infographic: 5-Minute Guide to #GMID16

I may be stuck at my desk instead of being out and about touting the benefits—economic, and more importantly, educational and professional....More
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Apr 13, 2016

Is Tweeting for Meetings a Thing of the Past?9

Now that Twitter is falling to the bottom of the user engagement heap when it comes to the top social media channels, is it time to reconsider....More
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Apr 12, 2016

5 Strategies for Planning the Perfect Event

Base your planning around these five core strategies for events that are sure to wow your participants....More
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Apr 12, 2016

Speaker No-Show: Turning Disaster into Delight

What would you do if your headline speaker didn’t show up for your event?....More
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Apr 10, 2016

Is MPI’s New Certificate a Rip Off, an Insult, or a Good Idea?5

Backlash against Meeting Professional International’s latest certificate program hit social media fast and furious. Is it deserved?....More
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Apr 04, 2016

What to do When a Speaker’s Alter Ego is Found to Be a Racist?3

Organizers of an upcoming coding conference find their decision to use a speaker with a racist alter ego coming under fire....More
Mar 29, 2016

Heads-Up: Free Webinar on How to Make Your Meetings—and Your Work Life—Healthier

The trend toward making meetings healthier is well-established—but it's not always easy to accomplish with today's emphasis on ROI. This webinar will....More
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Mar 28, 2016

#GMID16 Anthem: Because Life's Always Brighter When We're Meeting Face to Face

SongDivision recently crowdsourced a song designed by and for meetings industry professionals that can be used as a soundtrack to 2016 Global....More
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Mar 25, 2016

Be Inspired: 11 #EventProfs and #Meetingprofs to Follow on Instagram and Twitter

The photo-sharing platform Instagram is an endless source of ideas as the industry's best planners and award-winning brands regularly share their....More
Mar 20, 2016

Interesting Icebreaker Alert: Mad About MadLibs

For the newcomer's orientation at Pharma Forum 2016, we adapted a childhood favorite to help kick off some networking....More
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Mar 15, 2016

What's Trending Now in Conference Centers

How are conference centers evolving to meet the changing needs of today's meeting participants? Here's one expert's thoughts on conference center....More
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Mar 10, 2016

How Can You Use Facebook’s New “Reactions” Emoji for Meetings?

Facebook’s new laughing, scowling, teary, and wide-eyed face (plus a heart) "Reactions" emoji could end up being a pretty useful new tool you can use....More
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Mar 09, 2016

How Can We Get More of that Magical, Wonderful, Elusive Sleep?

Many people are blessed with the ability to fall asleep anytime, anywhere. I am not one of them. But maybe if I follow the sleep habits of these 21....More
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Mar 07, 2016

5 Myths About Attendees that Can Wreck Your Meeting1

Whether you’re new to meeting planning or (perhaps especially) you’ve been doing it for a while, it’s easy to fall into these traps when thinking....More
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