face2face http://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed An eclectic mix of news about meetings and events, hospitality, and business travel, along with helpful hints and the occasional rant. en Congratulations to the First Event Model Generation Graduates http://meetingsnet.com/blog/congratulations-first-event-model-generation-graduates <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Eight participants complete the inaugural event design certificate course, which took place in mid-August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/congratulations-first-event-model-generation-graduates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/congratulations-first-event-model-generation-graduates#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports face2face Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:55:00 +0000 52811 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Participants at the conclusion of the first Global Event Design Certificate program, an intensive three-day course held in August on the San Diego State University.</p> Hotel Makes Way for Monarchs (Butterflies, That Is) http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-makes-way-monarchs-butterflies <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills horticultural gallery now includes a waystation to help migrating Monarch butterflies make their way between Canada and Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-makes-way-monarchs-butterflies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-makes-way-monarchs-butterflies#comments Midwest face2face Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:27:00 +0000 52751 at http://meetingsnet.com Infographic: Are Your Attendees Taking Bizcations? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-are-your-attendees-taking-bizcations <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Business travel—including going to meetings—can be grueling. But it also can be fun when you tack a few days on pre- or post-event for a little leisure time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-are-your-attendees-taking-bizcations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-are-your-attendees-taking-bizcations#comments Association Meetings Business Travel Tips Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:09:00 +0000 52741 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>An infographic of bleisure trends from The Europe Hotel and Resort.</p> Just for Fun: Links I'm Loving http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-links-im-loving <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Take a break and explore some of the interesting tidbits that are floating around the Internet lately, from dog emoji to must-have air travel apps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-links-im-loving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-links-im-loving#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning face2face Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:07:00 +0000 52731 at http://meetingsnet.com Steal this: 9 Restaurant Psychology Hacks for Events http://meetingsnet.com/blog/steal-9-restaurant-psychology-hacks-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We all know that restaurants are masters when it comes to using psychology to draw us in, influence our food choices, persuade us to tip more, and feel more satisfied with our experience. Here are nine restaurant sales strategies that seem especially relevant for meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/steal-9-restaurant-psychology-hacks-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/steal-9-restaurant-psychology-hacks-events#comments Marketing Career face2face Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000 52711 at http://meetingsnet.com Event Envy: Leading Learning Symposium http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-envy-leading-learning-symposium <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You know when you hear about an event that sounds so good that you want to kick yourself for not being able to participate? Here’s one I can’t attend, and why I wish I could.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-envy-leading-learning-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-envy-leading-learning-symposium#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification face2face Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:28:00 +0000 52671 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>You know when you hear about an event that sounds so good that you want to kick yourself for not being able to participate? Here&rsquo;s one I can&rsquo;t attend, and why I wish I could: the Leading Learning Symposium.</p> What the Rise of the Freelance Economy Might Mean for Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-rise-freelance-economy-might-mean-meetings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A new report outlining the potential effects of a growing freelance economy on the U.S. economy and workforce may have by 2040 should be of particular interest to meetings professionals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-rise-freelance-economy-might-mean-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-rise-freelance-economy-might-mean-meetings#comments Association Meetings Career Resources Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:12:00 +0000 52591 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>A report published by the Roosevelt Institute and the Kauffman Foundation, outlines five changes we can expect to see over the next 25 years. Here&rsquo;s how I believe each could affect meetings&mdash;and meeting planners.</p> Productivity Power Tools: Hacks to Get Your Life Back http://meetingsnet.com/blog/productivity-power-tools-hacks-get-your-life-back <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>These tools will help you regain control over your e-mail in-box, your schedule, your workload—and your life.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/productivity-power-tools-hacks-get-your-life-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/productivity-power-tools-hacks-get-your-life-back#comments Association Meetings Resources Career Resources Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Event Planning face2face Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:26:00 +0000 52551 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Meeting planners tend to be busy people. Make that very busy&mdash;but are you busier than you need to be? If so, the American Society for Association Executives&rsquo; Annual Conference, held in August in Detroit, had a learning lab for you: &ldquo;Power Tools: Hacking Your Way to Productivity.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> Beware: Disrupters Are Out to Get Your Association’s Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/blog/beware-disrupters-are-out-get-your-association-s-meetings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Questions association meeting planners need to address now so you can protect your bottom line from getting walloped by changes in technology, attendee behavior, and the new sharing economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/beware-disrupters-are-out-get-your-association-s-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/beware-disrupters-are-out-get-your-association-s-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Housing/Attrition Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows face2face Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:18:00 +0000 52531 at http://meetingsnet.com Just for Fun: What Links Are Making You Laugh? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-what-links-are-making-you-laugh <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div> The Internet has been on a roll lately—here are a few of the things I've come across lately that made me literally laugh out loud, scratch my head, or just while away a few minutes.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-what-links-are-making-you-laugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-what-links-are-making-you-laugh#comments face2face Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:55:00 +0000 51931 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Internet has been on a roll lately&mdash;here&#39;s just one of the things I&#39;ve come across lately that made me literally laugh out loud&mdash;Donald Trump lookalikes.</p>