The Sourcing Group, female professionals, businesswoman, Expect Diversity, Sarah Scudder,

4 Ways to Earn the Respect of Your Exec Team

Instead of being one of thousands of employees fighting to stand out, I wanted regular face time with the CEO, CFO and COO.
Dianne Devitt, Flip the Script

Lessons on Deliberate Visual Messaging From the Royal Family

In addition to trends used for meetings and event décor, culture-specific color associations are critical for the planner to understand—and wear.
Jim Spellos, donate food, food donation, Meeting U, Flip the Script

Planners Have No Excuse Not to Donate Food

In 2014, nearly 50 million Americans lived in food insecure households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dianne Devitt, Flip the Script

You’re Invited: The ROI of Personalized Invitations

Invitations and Save the Dates are part of marketing collateral and particularly important if you’re trying to generate interest, attract attention, increase attendance and affirm belief and investment for a complex event.
hybrid meetings, virtual events, Guided Insights, Flip the Script

How to Plan a Successful Hybrid Event in the Time of Travel Bans

Make sure that everyone, no matter where they are participating from, feels like they’re all sitting at the same table.
Nancy Settle-Murphy, Guided Insights, virtual events, hybrid meetings, hybrid events

How Travel Bans Could Increase Hybrid Meetings

Within days of the ban’s being announced in late January, conference organizers began scrambling to find alternative locations for their meetings outside of the U.S.
Sharon Fisher, Play with a Purpose, Flip the Script, networking, icebreakers

5 Icebreaker Ideas that Can Actually Work

During breakout sessions, encourage people sitting at tables together to chat rather than text or get on Facebook.

8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Mobile Social Media

Encourage attendees to download the mobile event app well in advance of the event and direct them to the social links in the app.
Giles Hutchins, Flip the Script, business, regenerative business

Business the Way Nature Intended

“In times of turmoil, the danger lies not in the turmoil but in facing it with yesterday’s logic.”
Marina Lau, JotForm, trade shows, ROI, meeting ROI, trade show ROI, Flip the Script

How to Guarantee Incredible ROI from Trade Shows

Whether you have company employees manning the booth or you hire contractors, it’s important that everyone knows the message they’ll need to convey.
Mark Benson, Flip the Script, RFP, RFPs, RFP proposals, successful RFPs, RFP advice

Does Your RFP Process Set You Up for Success?

There are many short cuts, templates and technology platforms in market today, but unfortunately, most do not have the flexibility to communicate a unique business case.
Christophe Tayon, big data, strategic meetings management, event intelligence

Part II: Turning Big Data into Actionable Insights

With regard to corporate travel, there are many different analyses that can be implemented to derive insights for improved performance and compliance.
Dianne Devitt, Flip the Script, sensory experiences, sensory meetings

Take the Stage: How Theater Can Influence Sensory Experiences at Events

Just like theater, the size, physical environment, flexibility of staging and all the moving parts affect the outcome.
Michael Cerbelli, Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List, meeting trends, event planning trends

Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List Encourages a Sharing Events Industry

Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List was formed due to the fact that I was attending conferences on a regular basis and felt that I was not getting tangible information from my industry colleagues.
Christophe Tayon, big data, strategic meetings management, event intelligence

Part I: Cutting Through the Hype of Strategic Meetings Management & Big Data

Centralizing and compiling the data results in the creation of business/event intelligence that can be used to plan even smarter events going forward.
Roger Simons, sustainable events, MCI, Green Meetings Industry Council, green meetings

5 Misperceptions Planners Have About Sustainable Events

Planners can create sustainable goals for their meetings that add value to an event.
Nicole Armstrong, virtual events, Flip the Script, digital meetings, virtual meetings

6 Tips that Guarantee a Smooth Virtual Event

Unless you’re already an expert in online/virtual meeting technology, your IT department will be your new best friend and ally through the planning cycle.
Jill Stone

A Planner’s View on Periscope

If one person shows up with Periscope and live-streams parts of your event, hundreds could be “attending” without you even knowing it.
Dana Freker Doody

4 Ways to Drive Attendee Engagement on the Show Floor

Break down the barriers between your conference and exhibition with short talks on hot topics.

Mischievous Brunettes & Contract Clauses

Attrition and cancellation clauses aren't the only contract clauses that can cause a great deal of mischief if not paid attention to. See what else CMP Tyra Hilliard says should be on your radar.
Jill Stone

How to “Flip” Your Meeting & Drive More Engagement

As a meeting planner and the Senior Director of Global Accounts at HelmsBriscoe, Jill Stone shares tips on making the "flip" happen at your meetings.

3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Hybrid Event

Technology has transformed the events landscape to such an extent that most events are already hybrid, and soon all events will be as they turn into truly multi-sensory experience. 3D tech expert Martina Ori offers tips on what planners can do to make the most of this new frontier.

CSR on the Go: How to Give Back When You Don’t Have Much Time

Community services activities at meetings are more popular now than ever. But not every meeting can accommodate a full-blown community service activity—there may just not be enough time in the program or the logistics may seem too daunting. Ira Alemas of impact4good shares some of his top CSR activity options for giving back under a time crunch.

Sustainable Meetings: 5 Simple Choices Make a Big Difference

If you think one simple step by one event professional doesn’t make a difference: think again. Even everyday decisions can make a big impact, says Nancy J. Zavada of MeetGreen.

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