face2face https://meetingsnet.com/blog/19583/feed en Hotel Makes Way for Monarchs (Butterflies, That Is) https://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-makes-way-monarchs-butterflies <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills horticultural gallery now includes a waystation to help migrating Monarch butterflies make their way between Canada and Mexico.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-makes-way-monarchs-butterflies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/hotel-makes-way-monarchs-butterflies#comments Midwest face2face Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:27:00 +0000 52751 at https://meetingsnet.com Infographic: Are Your Attendees Taking Bizcations? https://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-are-your-attendees-taking-bizcations <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Business travel—including going to meetings—can be grueling. But it also can be fun when you tack a few days on pre- or post-event for a little leisure time. </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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-are-your-attendees-taking-bizcations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/infographic-are-your-attendees-taking-bizcations#comments Association Meetings Business Travel Tips Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:09:00 +0000 52741 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>An infographic of bleisure trends from The Europe Hotel and Resort.</p> Just for Fun: Links I'm Loving https://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-links-im-loving <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Take a break and explore some of the interesting tidbits that are floating around the Internet lately, from dog emoji to must-have air travel apps.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-links-im-loving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-links-im-loving#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning face2face Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:07:00 +0000 52731 at https://meetingsnet.com Steal this: 9 Restaurant Psychology Hacks for Events https://meetingsnet.com/blog/steal-9-restaurant-psychology-hacks-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We all know that restaurants are masters when it comes to using psychology to draw us in, influence our food choices, persuade us to tip more, and feel more satisfied with our experience. Here are nine restaurant sales strategies that seem especially relevant for 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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/steal-9-restaurant-psychology-hacks-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/steal-9-restaurant-psychology-hacks-events#comments Marketing Career face2face Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:00:00 +0000 52711 at https://meetingsnet.com Event Envy: Leading Learning Symposium https://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-envy-leading-learning-symposium <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You know when you hear about an event that sounds so good that you want to kick yourself for not being able to participate? Here’s one I can’t attend, and why I wish I could.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-envy-leading-learning-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/event-envy-leading-learning-symposium#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification face2face Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:28:00 +0000 52671 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>You know when you hear about an event that sounds so good that you want to kick yourself for not being able to participate? Here&rsquo;s one I can&rsquo;t attend, and why I wish I could: the Leading Learning Symposium.</p> What the Rise of the Freelance Economy Might Mean for Meetings https://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-rise-freelance-economy-might-mean-meetings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A new report outlining the potential effects of a growing freelance economy on the U.S. economy and workforce may have by 2040 should be of particular interest to meetings professionals.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-rise-freelance-economy-might-mean-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/what-rise-freelance-economy-might-mean-meetings#comments Association Meetings Career Resources Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:12:00 +0000 52591 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>A report published by the Roosevelt Institute and the Kauffman Foundation, outlines five changes we can expect to see over the next 25 years. Here&rsquo;s how I believe each could affect meetings&mdash;and meeting planners.</p> Productivity Power Tools: Hacks to Get Your Life Back https://meetingsnet.com/blog/productivity-power-tools-hacks-get-your-life-back <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>These tools will help you regain control over your e-mail in-box, your schedule, your workload—and your life.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/productivity-power-tools-hacks-get-your-life-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/productivity-power-tools-hacks-get-your-life-back#comments Association Meetings Resources Career Resources Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Event Planning face2face Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:26:00 +0000 52551 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Meeting planners tend to be busy people. Make that very busy&mdash;but are you busier than you need to be? If so, the American Society for Association Executives&rsquo; Annual Conference, held in August in Detroit, had a learning lab for you: &ldquo;Power Tools: Hacking Your Way to Productivity.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> Beware: Disrupters Are Out to Get Your Association’s Meetings https://meetingsnet.com/blog/beware-disrupters-are-out-get-your-association-s-meetings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Questions association meeting planners need to address now so you can protect your bottom line from getting walloped by changes in technology, attendee behavior, and the new sharing economy.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/beware-disrupters-are-out-get-your-association-s-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/beware-disrupters-are-out-get-your-association-s-meetings#comments Association Meetings Resources Budgeting/Cost Savings Housing/Attrition Negotiating/Contracts Trade Shows face2face Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:18:00 +0000 52531 at https://meetingsnet.com Just for Fun: What Links Are Making You Laugh? https://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-what-links-are-making-you-laugh <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div> The Internet has been on a roll lately—here are a few of the things I've come across lately that made me literally laugh out loud, scratch my head, or just while away a few minutes.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-what-links-are-making-you-laugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/just-fun-what-links-are-making-you-laugh#comments face2face Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:55:00 +0000 51931 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>The Internet has been on a roll lately&mdash;here&#39;s just one of the things I&#39;ve come across lately that made me literally laugh out loud&mdash;Donald Trump lookalikes.</p> Are Smartphones Killing Our Ability to Empathize? https://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-smartphones-killing-our-ability-empathize <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Psychologist and researcher Sherry Turkle thinks the ubiquity of mobile devices—and our dependence on them—is causing a "crisis in empathy" that can only be cured with conversation. What do you think?</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-smartphones-killing-our-ability-empathize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-smartphones-killing-our-ability-empathize#comments Association Meetings Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Career face2face Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:35:00 +0000 52421 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Researcher, professor, author, and psychologist Sherry Turkle at the ASAE closing general session. Photo by Jason Keen</p> Josh Linkner to #ASAE15: Get Obsessive About Innovation https://meetingsnet.com/blog/josh-linkner-asae15-get-obsessive-about-innovation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>ASAE 2015 keynote speaker Josh Linkner says it’s time for associations to embrace innovation—and he provided some tools to help them do just that at this year’s annual conference in Detroit.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/josh-linkner-asae15-get-obsessive-about-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/josh-linkner-asae15-get-obsessive-about-innovation#comments Association Meetings Resources Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:01:00 +0000 52201 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>ASAE 2015 keynote speaker Josh Linkner says it&rsquo;s time for associations to embrace innovation&mdash;and he provided some tools to help them do just that at this year&rsquo;s annual conference in Detroit.</p> #ASAE15: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things https://meetingsnet.com/blog/asae15-these-are-few-my-favorite-things <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A few of the many things that stood out for me at the 2015 American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting in Detroit</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/asae15-these-are-few-my-favorite-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/asae15-these-are-few-my-favorite-things#comments Association Meetings Resources Education/Certification Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:48:00 +0000 52111 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>The Detroit Metro CVB president and CEO personified the city with his can-do attitude and downright joyful demeanor. I love that he pulled onto the stage at the opening general session in a bright red Mustang convertible, which a lucky ASAE 2015 annual conference and exhibition participant won in a raffle on the final night gala at Hart Plaza.</p> Why I Love Teambuilding Event Cheaters https://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-i-love-teambuilding-event-cheaters <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>When you think of cheaters, you usually do not get a warm fuzzy feeling. But when it comes to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/teambuilding" title="" target="_blank">teambuilding</a></span> events, sometimes the cheaters are my favorite players. Here’s why.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-i-love-teambuilding-event-cheaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/why-i-love-teambuilding-event-cheaters#comments Association Meetings Audience Engagement Pharma Meeting Planning Teambuilding Corporate Meetings face2face Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:32:00 +0000 52011 at https://meetingsnet.com Social Media Savvy 2.0: #ThinkOutsideTheBox https://meetingsnet.com/blog/social-media-savvy-20-thinkoutsidethebox <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There's more to engaging attendees before, during, and after meetings than just Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Here's how <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/social-media" title="" target="_blank">social media</a></span> channels Pinterest, Snapchat, and Periscope can help jazz up your next event.</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/social-media-savvy-20-thinkoutsidethebox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/social-media-savvy-20-thinkoutsidethebox#comments Association Meetings Resources Audience Engagement Medical Meetings Resources Social Media Resources and Reports Speakers face2face Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:18:00 +0000 52001 at https://meetingsnet.com How Do You Stay Fit and Healthy While on the Road? https://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-do-you-stay-fit-and-healthy-while-road <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>While it's (very) tempting to let go of your fitness routines and to eat all those desserts while traveling for business, we know we shouldn't. How do you work exercise and good eating habits into your business trips?</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="https://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-do-you-stay-fit-and-healthy-while-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-do-you-stay-fit-and-healthy-while-road#comments Association Meetings Business Travel Tips Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:19:00 +0000 51961 at https://meetingsnet.com <p>Tricep presses, hotel room style. <em>Image by<a data-close-and-redirect="true" data-search-link="Photographer" href="http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/search/2/image?artist=Jupiterimages&amp;family=creative" id="photographer"> Jupiterimages</a> on Thinkstock by Getty Images</em></p>