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The Meeting Planner’s New Secret Weapon: Vulnerability Commented on: 9 weeks ago (September 30, 2016)

Holly, I'll see you and raise you one! I'd argue that creating something "real" for your participants involves making yourself vulnerable not only to "feedback on a regular basis from all your...

Do You Need to Reinvent Your Event? 3 Industry Trends Say Yes Commented on: 32 weeks ago (April 28, 2016)

Call 'em immersive, experiential, and interactive meetings. Or participation-rich meetings, which covers all the bases.

Is Tweeting for Meetings a Thing of the Past? Commented on: 34 weeks ago (April 14, 2016)

Though the statistics above seem accurate in my experience, the core problem with FaceBook as a social media channel is that its algorithms make it impossible to know whether you are seeing...

Why We Need to Flip Our Classrooms Commented on: 1 year ago (March 27, 2015)

Steve, I'm a big fan of the flipped classroom. But there's a huge barrier to implementing it at meetings, unless it's done in a plenary-style session (which no one is doing).

The problem is...

Why Curate (and What Does that Mean, Anyway)? Commented on: 1 year ago (February 2, 2015)

Luann, I have a problem with the concept of curation as you've defined it here, because the word typically implies expertise. I'd argue that anyone who posts links to others' content on social...

Being Schooled: Inside a Conference That Works Commented on: 2 years ago (August 18, 2014)

Thank you Sue for such an excellent & vivid description of your experience of this conference! Although ultimately "you have to be there" (and be involved with the conference topic or...

Shocking Truth: People Don't Like to Be Left Alone with Their Thoughts Commented on: 2 years ago (July 4, 2014)

Sue, I think the interpretation of this research has been somewhat distorted by the media. But to your point, there's a big difference between being told to sit in an empty room with no direction...

Best Packing Video Ever Commented on: 2 years ago (March 11, 2014)

If you're on the move a lot and don't want to have to use this packing method every day, a compromise is to use travel packing cubes (eBags & Eagle Creek sell them) which are zippered thin...

A Meeting for Attendees, by Attendees Commented on: 2 years ago (February 5, 2014)

Sue, this is fantastic reporting on our webinar. Thank you so much for taking the time to create such an accurate and succinct summary of our 25 minute roller-coaster ride through the world of...

Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block? Commented on: 2 years ago (January 7, 2014)

Based on my experiences looking for accommodations in San Francisco over the last few months, I think airbnb and allied services will force significant changes in the hotel industry. Perhaps some...

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