How to Engage Millennials With Event Education

When it comes to professional growth, research shows that 80 percent of millennials feel there is no replacement for coming together.
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How Language Can Create Different Perceptions Among Attendees

Did you ever stop to think about how different languages create different perceptions or cultural biases at meetings?
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How to Avoid Getting an “F” Using AI

The same principles used to create live events should be applied for virtual planners whose responsibility is to plan the AI and virtual reality (VR) aspects of meetings.
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How EcoChi Encourages Nature-Inspired Event Design

In this Shakedown, Debra Duneier, president of EcoChi, discusses the concept and addresses why planners should be incorporating nature into their events.
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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."
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Make Your Multigenerational Meetings a Success With These 5 Tips

Here are five key factors for meeting planners to consider when planning multigenerational meetings.

Flipping the Script on Disruption in Meetings

When American film director John Waters took the stage last year at the Rhode Island School of Design to give what should have been the usual “go get ‘em” commencement speech, the crowd grew quiet with the wrong kind of anticipation.
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See Me, Feel Me, Hear Me—Making Sense of Non-Verbal Experiences

We have been playing with our senses since birth, and as planners, we sometimes forget the importance of non-verbal contact.
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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.”
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How to Plan More Accessible Meetings

Here are nine tips Matthias Schultze, managing director of the German Convention Bureau, suggests for meeting planners looking to make meetings more accessible.
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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.
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How to Use a USP to Supercharge Your Trade Show Exhibit

A company’s USP makes its product stand out against the competition, but the same thing can happen to help your trade show booth stand out as well.
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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?
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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.

Easing the Pain of Socializing for Introverted Attendees

Psychologists have long identified 16 distinct personality types and those that are not mixing and mingling at your events likely belong to introverts.
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Play is “Fun-damental” to Creative Thinking & Intuition

The fact that my parents took the time to play with me when I was you is the reason that I’m creative and intuitive.
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Add Meaning to Your Event With Feng Shui Design

Ideas for integrating the principles of feng shui in meeting room design from MeetWell speaker Debra Duneier of Eco Chi
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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.

Creating “IAATE,” Millennial-Style

What sets the really cool meetings, conferences or events apart from the OK or the pretty good?
respect, Flip the Script, Dianne Devitt, emotional connections, communication, technology

Remember Respect? A Reminder on the Value of Emotional Connections

In the space of co-creation or regenerativity, we have lowered our standards and lost a thread of respect that comes with certain situations.
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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.

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