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Shocking Truth: People Don't Like to Be Left Alone with Their Thoughts Commented on: 5 days ago (July 7, 2014)

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,...

Time to Deep-Six the Panels? Commented on: 13 weeks ago (April 9, 2014)

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...

The Difference Between Information Sharing and Learning Commented on: 17 weeks ago (March 13, 2014)

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

Best Packing Video Ever Commented on: 17 weeks ago (March 11, 2014)

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

Superstorms and Speakers: 5 Tips to Avoid Transportation Trouble Commented on: 21 weeks ago (February 14, 2014)

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...

A Meeting for Attendees, by Attendees Commented on: 22 weeks ago (February 6, 2014)

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

Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block? Commented on: 26 weeks ago (January 8, 2014)

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...

Samuel J. Smith on How to Create a Hybrid Event Commented on: 32 weeks ago (November 25, 2013)

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...

5 Things You'll Never Hear a Meeting Planner Say Commented on: 47 weeks ago (August 13, 2013)

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...

Customers, Clients, and Attendees Commented on: 51 weeks ago (July 17, 2013)

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...

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