face2face http://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed en Shocking Truth: People Don't Like to Be Left Alone with Their Thoughts http://meetingsnet.com/blog/shocking-truth-people-dont-be-left-alone-their-thoughts <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>New research shows that people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit along with their thoughts. What does this mean for learning at meetings?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/shocking-truth-people-dont-be-left-alone-their-thoughts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/shocking-truth-people-dont-be-left-alone-their-thoughts#comments Adult Learning face2face Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 42291 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Image: <span class="lightbox-meta-title"><a class="lightbox-meta-title-link rapidnofollow" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/2886288408/in/photostream/" title="Stillness">Stillness</a></span><span class="lightbox-meta-owner"> by <a class="rapidnofollow" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/with/2886288408/">h.koppdelaney</a></span> via Flickr</p> Happy Independence Day to All Our American Friends http://meetingsnet.com/blog/happy-independence-day-all-our-american-friends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A reminder that today is not just about barbecues and fireworks</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/happy-independence-day-all-our-american-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/happy-independence-day-all-our-american-friends#comments face2face Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 42281 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Image by Pixabay via Flickr</p> 7 Cool High- and Low-Tech Ideas for Meetings and Incentives http://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-cool-high-and-low-tech-ideas-meetings-and-incentives <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are three interesting/intriguing/downright great ideas I've seen in action at recent meetings and events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-cool-high-and-low-tech-ideas-meetings-and-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/7-cool-high-and-low-tech-ideas-meetings-and-incentives#comments Audience Engagement Tech News/Trends face2face Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:17:00 +0000 42271 at http://meetingsnet.com Networking Isn't for the Faint of Heart http://meetingsnet.com/blog/networking-isnt-faint-heart <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is your networking event not really encouraging people to actually try to meet people they don't already know? Here are some ideas that may help.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/networking-isnt-faint-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/networking-isnt-faint-heart#comments Meeting Formats face2face Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 42261 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Networking at Cvent&#39;s Corporate and Association Meetings Summits (photo courtesy of Cvent)</p> Bringing Big Data to Meeting Planning http://meetingsnet.com/blog/bringing-big-data-meeting-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The idea of using Big Data for planning meetings may sound intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/bringing-big-data-meeting-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/bringing-big-data-meeting-planning#comments News face2face Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:53:00 +0000 41881 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Speaker, writer, and tech consultant Stephen Nold, founder of TeccSociety and president of SCN Partners, literally sang the praises of &ldquo;Big Data thinking&rdquo; during a session on how incentive planners can benefit from all the data that&rsquo;s being crunched, analyzed, and spit back out these days.</p> Meetings in the World of Oculus Rift, Robots, and Augmented Reality http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meetings-world-oculus-rift-robots-and-augmented-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How will new immersive technologies affect meetings? Think fast, because they're (almost) here.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meetings-world-oculus-rift-robots-and-augmented-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/meetings-world-oculus-rift-robots-and-augmented-reality#comments Tech News/Trends Virtual/Hybrid face2face Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:05:00 +0000 41841 at http://meetingsnet.com IRF Invitational 2014: Come On Let’s Get Happy http://meetingsnet.com/blog/irf-invitational-2014-come-let-s-get-happy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Incentive Research Foundation has a lot to feel good about these days—beginning with its 2014 Annual Incentive Invitational.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/irf-invitational-2014-come-let-s-get-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/irf-invitational-2014-come-let-s-get-happy#comments Incentive Planning/Management face2face Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:55:00 +0000 41711 at http://meetingsnet.com Forget Baggage Fees—Wear Your Luggage http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-baggage-fees-wear-your-luggage <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It may not be the height of chic, but wearable luggage may be the answer for those who don’t mind making an anti-fashion statement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-baggage-fees-wear-your-luggage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/forget-baggage-fees-wear-your-luggage#comments Business Travel Tips face2face Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:00 +0000 41671 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>The Jaktogo and Dresstogo wearable luggage</p> A Hotel Sues for Really, Really Bad TripAdvisor Review http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-sues-really-really-bad-tripadvisor-review <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>What would you do with a particularly harsh review? An Oregon hotel is not taking a in stride—it's filed a $74,500 defamation lawsuit against the TripAdvisor poster.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-sues-really-really-bad-tripadvisor-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-sues-really-really-bad-tripadvisor-review#comments Site News face2face Thu, 22 May 2014 20:16:00 +0000 41651 at http://meetingsnet.com For Those Seriously Pampered Attendees... http://meetingsnet.com/blog/those-seriously-pampered-attendees <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If your group is in need of over-the-top amenities, have we got a list for you! Check out Oyster.com's picks for most outrageous amenities.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/those-seriously-pampered-attendees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/those-seriously-pampered-attendees#comments face2face Tue, 20 May 2014 20:11:00 +0000 41591 at http://meetingsnet.com Let's All Be Alone, Together http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lets-all-be-alone-together <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How smartphones and tablets are changing meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lets-all-be-alone-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/lets-all-be-alone-together#comments face2face Mon, 19 May 2014 21:32:00 +0000 41561 at http://meetingsnet.com What You Say May Not Be What They Hear http://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-you-say-may-not-be-what-they-hear <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Think about all the ways people can take what you say—complimenting one group may mean demeaning another, without meaning to.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-you-say-may-not-be-what-they-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-you-say-may-not-be-what-they-hear#comments Marketing face2face Tue, 13 May 2014 21:39:00 +0000 41431 at http://meetingsnet.com Incentives on the Rise at Marriott Aruba http://meetingsnet.com/blog/incentives-rise-marriott-aruba <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Here&#39;s another guest post from MeetingsNet editor-at-large Regina Baraban, who&#39;s on a fam at the Aruba Marriott and making me very jealous!</p> <p>Incentive business is booming at the Aruba Marriott, says Director of Events and Banquets Ilaina Franco Franka&mdash;with companies investing in sophisticated AV setups, healthy dining options, and green initiatives.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/incentives-rise-marriott-aruba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/incentives-rise-marriott-aruba#comments The Caribbean and Islands of the Atlantic face2face Tue, 13 May 2014 19:52:00 +0000 41421 at http://meetingsnet.com Intelligent Hotel Design Alive and Well in Aruba http://meetingsnet.com/blog/intelligent-hotel-design-alive-and-well-aruba <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Editor-at-large Regina Baraban reports in on must-have hotel room amenities from a fam at the Aruba Marriott Resort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/intelligent-hotel-design-alive-and-well-aruba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/intelligent-hotel-design-alive-and-well-aruba#comments face2face Mon, 12 May 2014 20:17:00 +0000 41361 at http://meetingsnet.com We Have Met the Spammer, and It Is Us http://meetingsnet.com/blog/we-have-met-spammer-and-it-us <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>No one likes getting unsolicited e-mail—so why do we continue to send out what we so dislike getting ourselves?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/we-have-met-spammer-and-it-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/we-have-met-spammer-and-it-us#comments Marketing face2face Mon, 12 May 2014 13:54:00 +0000 41331 at http://meetingsnet.com