Outsourcing http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en The 2016 CMI 25 http://meetingsnet.com/cmi25/2016-cmi-25 <div class="field-deck"> MeetingsNet's 10th annual listing of the largest meeting and incentive companies working with corporations in the U.S. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MeetingsNet's 10th annual listing of the largest meeting and incentive companies working with corporations in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cmi25/2016-cmi-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/cmi25/2016-cmi-25#comments Outsourcing Corporate Meetings Event Planning Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 64601 at http://meetingsnet.com 4 Tips for Training Event Staff http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/4-tips-training-event-staff <div class="field-byline"> By Drew D’Agostino </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's your event staffers, whether <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/7-strategies-effective-site-volunteers-your-meetings" title="7 Strategies for Effective On-Site Volunteers at Your Meetings" target="_blank">volunteer</a></span> or contracted, who ensure that guests experience the event as you've envisioned it. 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