Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 18:03

I get up too, if I can, but it's the ones who start trying to shove their way down the aisle, or even just stamping impatiently, that make me nuts.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 08:47

I'm posting this for Beth Cooper-Zobott,
director, conference services, Equity Residential—more good advice!

1. Verify your seat assignment on your boarding pass, check and recheck it...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 16:00

I think I'd almost rather have the rancid tuna than the overly perfumed person—that actually makes my eyes water and throat close up. Good addition!

I also got this tip for parents via e-...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 13:04

Oh Brandt, we may be kindred spirits! Love it.

MeJohnson, I agree that a little common courtesy would sure go a long way in these situations. Unfortunately, that seems to be in short supply...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:28

Thanks, Carey! I agree. The other thing I think was key to this campaign's success is that it originated on a grassroots level.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 17:47

I hope so too! It really was a totally different kind of meeting experience—one that I would love to see a journalism organization use so I can get the true deep dive myself. Even just being an...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 14:16

Spoons, I asked people in my G+ circles about your dilemma, and here's what one person had to say: "Seeing as the World Health Organization classified this Ebola outbreak as an "international...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:37

This is so difficult, and I am sorry to hear you're in that situation. Is there anything in this article that would help you?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:42

Lyle, somehow your comment disappeared! If you see this, please repost it because it was a great point of view. Basically, he said that, if you are of the school that believes people go to...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 17:21

That is exactly the other side of the coin! The networking is right up there with education as the top two reasons people say they attend, so it absolutely is one of the things the paying...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 08:09

Cindy, we're so sorry you had a problem with the survey. We're checking into what happened and will try to ensure that it never happens again—we value your input immensely! If you'd like to e-mail...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 16:49

I know. I was reading about how people thought Swarm's planning function was so great, but couldn't you just do that through the meeting's app, now that most have some sort of attendee-to-attendee...

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:57

Thanks for the clarification, Adrian, and the link to the post on different types and roles of silence at meetings. Reflection needs to be directed, I think, to be useful in a session setting,...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 13:59

That was pretty much the report's conclusion, Alison. Though I do think that there's something about the format that's easy to abuse, and that finding the right panelists and moderator is a lot...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 07:35

Love the saying, though the reality of it does make me sad. Thanks for all you're doing, John, to change that.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 14:35

Another great idea—thanks, Adrian! Now I need to take a trip somewhere so I can put this stuff into use.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 14:55

It has been one of those winters, hasn't it? That's a good option for when the speaker just can't make it, though I always worry that Skype will do its "you are now talking from the bottom of the...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 09:52

My pleasure! As you finished up saying, I can't wait to experience one of these myself.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:56

ctoby, I agree that hotels and event hosts need to have both more carrots and more sticks to incent people to stay in the room blocks, but inevitably there will be those who go around the block,...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 08:59

I haven't used it yet, but will think about it for future vacation trips. But there's a lot to be said for staying at the HQ hotel for a conference, beyond supporting the organization--all those...

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:23

I agree wholeheartedly that hybrid events can be a great addition, but they are a bit of a different animal than a lot of people are used to planning. I love the way Sam brings it down to earth...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 15:41

Good ones, Dianne!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 08:44

Here are a few more of my favorites from people posting on other social media channels:

Feel free to change your presentation 5 mins before the event!

That's not my problem—you...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 13:59

Thanks Adrian!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 16:52

I absolutely buy what you're saying, but I also imagine the thought of waiting to set the agenda until the meeting is convened would bring terror into the heart of most meeting managers. How do...

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:25

Sure, you can't necessarily take your group canoeing, but there have to be ways to translate that feeling into a business environment.

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 14:03

Note from Sue: Here's another comment that came in at the old blog, this one from Orlando Continental Plaza hotel Universal Studios.

Thanks for sharing a wonderful video and the changes...

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 14:01

Note from Sue: I'm posting this for Eric Vidal, who left this comment on the old blog.

Very interesting look at the trends in events. With budgets and travel restrictions still top-of-mind...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 13:58

Brandon Dudley Says:

August 6th, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Edit

I think these are great tips and this weekend Lollapalooza in Chicago actually did a fairly good job dealing with extreme...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 13:58

Joan Eisenstodt Says:

July 26th, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Edit

While we’re talking about this .. those with upcoming meetings in Anaheim should be closely following this story:


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