The late Leonard Cohen gave much to the world in the way of lyrical storytelling, and oddly enough, contract clauses, as these lyrics will attest.
Who among you hasn't found themselves glued to Netflix reruns of House of Cards, pounding down the popcorn while devouring three or four episodes at a time (or maybe a day's worth, after all, what's the point of yard work?), stunned at the onslaught of deception and evil?
Even just a quick five-minute neck rub can get attendees back on the field and achieving their best in no time.
There are a few common threads to Captain Sully’s thought process that planners in the throes of an event gone wrong can learn from.
Driven by the trend among consumers valuing experiences over material things, meetings are undergoing a profound transformation and becoming more experiential.
A few lessons for meeting planners from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"'s crew of quirky characters
Devitt views the “meeting stylist” as a new position and career path, comparing it to photo stylists in the fashion world, or artistic directors in theater.
Millennials define "healthy" as a daily commitment to eating right, exercising and being mindful.
Here are five meeting scheduler apps that will make your scheduling woes disappear.
A successful meeting agenda will help attendees be on the same page and find the meeting to be effective.
These five must-have apps can make the international meeting planner's job that much easier.
Sensory experiences such as color and music can help enhance attendee participation.
Here are three ways meeting planners can stay ahead of the numbers game when budgeting for their next event.
New Orleans' French Quarter Festival is the largest, free music festival in the South and introduces attendees to the city’s famous New Orleans funk and contemporary jazz music.
Some destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico have drastically different airfares to and from the U.S. because of their popularity.
Airplane food is never great, so some of your attendees may have not eaten for a solid 15 hours.
In the Middle East for instance, some women feel uncomfortable shaking the hands of men they don’t know, even in professional settings.
By keeping branding generic—no specific date, venue or hash tag, for instance—that means that banners, staff uniforms and other signage can be used year after year without having to be replaced.
Your event hashtag needs to be short and memorable so that it’s easy for people to use before, during and after the event.
Most CVBs and DMOs have downloadable information and interactive maps for meeting planners to provide to their clients and conference attendees.
Hotel brands such as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts offer loyalty programs for meeting planners to be able to earn and redeem points for groups, meetings conferences and events.
Set aside a couple minutes by yourself or with coworkers to be mindful before walking into a business meeting.
Meeting planners can give attendees access to specific information, prizes and downloadable materials to help draw them into a specific trade-show booth or presentation located just a few feet away.
Educate not just attendees, but also speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who have a lot to gain from using the app.
As meeting planners take attendees to more exotic destinations, it’s important to know the specifics of what’s required to travel abroad before signing a contract.