Category Archives: Meeting Planning

3 Hottest Event Destinations in North America Right Now

We’ve carefully studied thousands of event bookings in North America to identify three red-hot event destinations on the rise.

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Smart Speaker Tip Series Plus a Conversation with Futurist Mike Walsh – The VIP Lounge

This edition of the VIP Lounge dives into a brilliant way to prep your event speakers–while also educating your attendees–and an interesting chat with a futurist.

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Priceless Event Timing Strategies from Dan Pink

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Consultant Many have heard about the best-selling book by Dan Pink: WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.  (If this title is new to you, this post provides a quick recap.) This past … Continue reading

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A Clever Tactic from the Van Halen Contract Playbook

Post authored by Donna Kastner, Event Marketing Strategist & Workshop Designer No doubt, many have heard tales of the rock band Van Halen’s requests for M&Ms in their dressing room. I heard them, too, but I never grasped the brilliant … Continue reading

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Unleashing Human Gifts to Improve Your Events – The VIP Lounge

“How do we make the realm of human endeavor ever more productive, ever more creative, ever more fulfilling?” That mission threads throughout Polly LaBarre’s career, our guest on this edition of The VIP Lounge podcast.

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Why Project Management is More Important Than You Think

Sometimes we can’t see the forest through the trees. We forget how incredible we are as a whole because we are so steeped in the weeds of our everyday existence. Keeping a plethora of tasks moving at the right pace, … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Event Sourcing

Post authored by Pattee Brown, Content Development Manager What is sourcing? Should event planners do their own sourcing? What is the benefit of someone else doing your sourcing? What is next for sourcing? What is important about terms and conditions? … Continue reading

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Throttling Up Event Engagement & Innovation

5 Questions for Jamie Murdock, VP Sales at Experient A savvy leader who is adept at tapping the wisdom of a crowd to solve complex problems. A creative thinker who asks smart questions and listens intently. A tireless advocate for … Continue reading

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Ask More & 5 New Realities for Expos – The VIP Lounge

In this episode of The VIP Lounge podcast, we start with a book recommendation to help you ask smarter questions to uncover valuable insights. This book was recently introduced by Jamie Murdock at our EnVision conference and given the positive … Continue reading

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Shield Your Event Brand & Participants from Discriminatory Legislation

Post authored by Michael Guerriero, Division President at Experient—A Maritz Global Events Company. How’s that for an intriguing headline? When PCMA invited me to moderate a panel discussion carrying this title at Convening Leaders, one of the first words that came … Continue reading

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