Association Conventions and Expos http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en What Hotel Amenities Do Guests Really Care About? http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-toolbox/what-hotel-amenities-do-guests-really-care-about <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A recent Cornell University study gives the real scoop on hotel guests feel about free Wi-Fi, bottled water, and fitness centers.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-toolbox/what-hotel-amenities-do-guests-really-care-about" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-toolbox/what-hotel-amenities-do-guests-really-care-about#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Meeting Planning Toolbox Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:21:00 +0000 69001 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images 4 Interesting Links Planners Should Love http://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-interesting-links-planners-should-love <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>From card games that can make your small meetings more effective to the very real benefits of making attendees laugh, here are a few items that caught my eye this week. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-interesting-links-planners-should-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/4-interesting-links-planners-should-love#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:41:00 +0000 68981 at http://meetingsnet.com The Four Unwritten Rules of Negotiation http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating-contracts/four-unwritten-rules-negotiation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Whether you know they exist or not, these variables can be negotiating tipping points.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating-contracts/four-unwritten-rules-negotiation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating-contracts/four-unwritten-rules-negotiation#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Negotiating & Contracts Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:24:00 +0000 68971 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images The Hotel of the Future Could Be a Human-Centered Non-Hotel http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-future-could-be-human-centered-non-hotel <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The winning design of the Sleep Set competition is centered around encouraging human interaction and integration into the local community.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-future-could-be-human-centered-non-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-future-could-be-human-centered-non-hotel#comments Corporate Toolbox Housing face2face Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 68961 at http://meetingsnet.com Smile Surveys Are Overrated: Craft a Winning Sponsorship Measurement Strategy http://meetingsnet.com/sponsorships/smile-surveys-are-overrated-craft-winning-sponsorship-measurement-strategy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An effective measurement strategy is critical to understanding the value your event delivers to your sponsors. Here are three tips for getting started.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/sponsorships/smile-surveys-are-overrated-craft-winning-sponsorship-measurement-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/sponsorships/smile-surveys-are-overrated-craft-winning-sponsorship-measurement-strategy#comments Sponsorships Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:03:00 +0000 68941 at http://meetingsnet.com NFL Voices Concerns About Proposed Texas “Bathroom Bill” http://meetingsnet.com/us/nfl-voices-concerns-about-proposed-texas-bathroom-bill <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The National Football League says the bill “Could potentially jeopardize future Super Bowls or NFL events from being awarded if it became law.”</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/us/nfl-voices-concerns-about-proposed-texas-bathroom-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/us/nfl-voices-concerns-about-proposed-texas-bathroom-bill#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox U.S. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:56:00 +0000 68921 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images 4 Must-Try Nontraditional Event Venues http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/4-must-try-nontraditional-event-venues <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While moving out of the ballroom and into venues you may not have considered in the past can provide a “wow” experience, it’s essential that the space will promote your event’s objectives. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/4-must-try-nontraditional-event-venues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-design-ideas/4-must-try-nontraditional-event-venues#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:02:00 +0000 68911 at http://meetingsnet.com EventBrite and Peerspace Have You Mastered These Fundamentals of Effective Negotiating? http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating-contracts/have-you-mastered-these-fundamentals-effective-negotiating <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Before you even start talking concessions and clauses, take a step back and make sure you have these <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiation-insights?intlink=incontent" title="Negotiation Insights" target="_blank">negotiation</a></span> basics covered.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating-contracts/have-you-mastered-these-fundamentals-effective-negotiating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiating-contracts/have-you-mastered-these-fundamentals-effective-negotiating#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Negotiating & Contracts Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:56:00 +0000 68901 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images Are You Ready for the 5 Technology Pillars of Disruption? http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/are-you-ready-5-technology-pillars-disruption <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tech guru Jim Spellos outlines some of the cool technology that, if it’s not already, will be affecting your meetings in the very near future.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/are-you-ready-5-technology-pillars-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-tech/are-you-ready-5-technology-pillars-disruption#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Mobile Social Media Event Tech Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:17:00 +0000 68891 at http://meetingsnet.com 6 Simple Steps to Make Small Meetings More Productive http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-toolbox/6-simple-steps-make-small-meetings-more-productive <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Brialey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Staff and other small meetings can be a big time sink—but they don’t have to be.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-toolbox/6-simple-steps-make-small-meetings-more-productive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/corporate-toolbox/6-simple-steps-make-small-meetings-more-productive#comments Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:54:00 +0000 68881 at http://meetingsnet.com Thinkstock by Getty Images