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What I Know, New Year, professional goals, Dianne Devitt, Greg Jenkins, David Jefferys

My No. 1 Professional Goal for the New Year Is…

"My No. 1 professional goal for the New Year is to continue to organize our company to make it more profitable and efficient."
multigenerational meetings; Expect Diversity, multigenerational, millennials, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Greatest Generation, Gen Z, how to

Make Your Multigenerational Meetings a Success With These 5 Tips

Here are five key factors for meeting planners to consider when planning multigenerational meetings.
good or bad, parable, TED Talk, Inspiration Hub, meeting nightmares, meeting tips

Good or Bad? The Incomplete Stories That We Tell Ourselves (and Our Clients)

There’s an ancient parable about a wise farmer who went through different trials and tribulations with the same response: “Good or bad? Hard to say.”
global meetings, Expect Diversity, language barrier, culture shock, compliance

Addressing the Culture Gap at Global Meetings

With attendees traveling from all over and meetings being hosted in foreign countries, here are three ways that meeting planners can at least begin to address the culture gap.
What I Know, meeting planner, role model, Greg Jenkins, Dianne Devitt, David Jacbosen

My Meeting Planner Role Model Is…

Industry experts weigh in on their meeting planner role models.
group decisions, collective decisions, Inspiration Hub, TED Talk, Mariano Sigman

Does Peer-to-Peer Brainstorming Help or Hinder the Team?

As a meeting planner, have you ever asked yourself if talking amongst attendees helps or hinders collective decision-making?

How Barrier-Free Meetings Make Knowledge Sharing Accessible to All

Matthias Schultze, managing director of the German Convention Bureau, weighs in on why barrier-free meetings have been a major focus in recent years.
risk management, The Shakedown, Greg Jenkins, Bravo Productions

Navigating the Changing Tides of Risk Management

In this Shakedown, Greg Jenkins, partner at Bravo Productions, speaks about risk management and how policies have changed throughout his 30-year career.
Expect Diversity, gender debate, Google, Google memo, gender bias, gender identity, Hidden Brain

Abandoning the Echo Chamber: Takeaways From Google’s Gender Identity Memo

Not only did the Google memo incident result in the firing of James Damore, but it also sparked a lot of internal debates about gender at offices nationwide.
Millennial Mindset, Millennials, workplace, meeting tips, millennial talent

5 Ways to Attract & Retain Millennial Talent

As meeting planners continue to expand their staffs with employees from this younger generation, it’s important to remember these key ways to attract and retain top millennial talent.
wellness, meetings

The Smart Business of Intentional Event Design

When you are taken care of as a participant, your ability to make connections to other humans, and to the learning you are experience is stronger.

Get Your “Hum” Back With Shonda Rhimes—a Real-Life “Yes” Woman

Meeting planners too often lose themselves in their work, especially before a big event. And lose their professional and personal "hum" in the process.
Millennials, Millennial Mindset, bosses, event technology, Liz King, Liz King Events

Why Millennials Want to Become Their Own Bosses

Now the largest generation, millennials are reshaping the workforce as we know it, and several report having dreams of becoming their own bosses.
LGBT, Expect Diversity, LGBT MPA, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Gears Up for First Workshop

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) will make a major mark on the industry by hosting its first Professional Workshops + Networking Event.
wellness, Spark, What I Know, wellness events

I Incorporate Wellness Into My Events By…

"I incorporate wellness into my events by doing several things, including having ‘breathing’ breaks, as there are many breathing apps to choose from."
Siri, artificial intelligence, AI, Inspiration Hub, technology, event technology

Hello, Siri: How Could Humanistic AI Change Event Networking?

Some are fearful AI will take over human jobs, while others are embracing the technology at an unprecedented rate.

How One Stanford Professor Deals With Workplace Jerks

Prevue speaks with Sutton about his experience dealing with jerks and his advice to meeting planners who have to work with ones.
healthy snacks, Millennial Mindset, Amplify Snack Brands, Center for Generational Kinetics, millennials, F&B

How Millennials Are Changing Snacking at Meetings

You better believe that this new, influential generation of consumers is changing our snack choices, especially at meetings.
What I Know, team building, Cisco Systems Inc., Corporate Travel Concepts

My All-Time Favorite Team Building Activity Was… 

My all-time favorite team building activity was a bike build on the beachfront in Cancun, Mexico.
Expect Diversity, Washington D.C., Washington, Events DC, Inclusive Innovation Incubator

D.C.’s New Innovation Incubator Encourages Diversity

Destinations across the country are focusing on diversity and inclusion more now than ever in an effort to make all attendees feel welcome in their communities.
Inspiration Hub, Susan Pinker, Julianne Holt-Lundstad, TED Talk, face-to-face, face-to-face meetings,

The Secret to Living Longer Involves Meeting Face-to-Face

Do you ever wonder what it would take to live to 100 or beyond? The answer may lie in face-to-face contact.
millennials, bad habits, selfies, Millennial Mindset

3 Bad Habits that Millennials Can Avoid to Save Time

If you’re a millennial or know a millennial, it will likely come as no surprise to hear that millennials have made a habit of wasting time due to technology.
improv, team building, DC Comedy Club, The Shakedown

How Improv Themes Translate Back at the Office

The skills learned in improv are skills essential to any office: communication, collaboration and creativity.
Tim Ferriss, fear setting, goal setting, The 4-Hour Workweek, TED Talk, Inspiration Hub

Try Fear Setting Instead of Goal Setting to Achieve Success

Instead of goal setting, why don't you try fear setting this New Year's?
The Sourcing Group, female professionals, businesswoman, Expect Diversity, Sarah Scudder,

Having the Right Mentor & Communication Style Advances Female Professionals

Prevue speaks with Sarah Scudder about her experience as a female millennial in the workplace and what advice she has for future generations of professionals.

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