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Best Practices – What are Critical Factors to Success?

The Victory Loop — Plan Well, Execute Well, and Learn Well — allows an immediate review of the outcome versus the goals, creates best practices, and reinforces continuous learning. Continue reading

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Connecting Social Media Tools to Event Goals

It’s overwhelming how much the event industry likes to talk about social media. The breakdown is in the know-how of connecting tools to goals. This takes thought, analysis, testing, and much, much more. Continue reading

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There’s an App for That Event

With any new technology there are some basic questions to be asked: What is it? What does it do? How can this benefit my event? Continue reading

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Onsite Registration: 6 Things to Remember

When it comes to onsite registration, keep the flow intuitive and handle the biggest needs first. Focus on keeping the lines moving. The customer service advantage will set the tone for a great event experience. Continue reading

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Tax Time for Travelers

Across the country, cities are “being forced” by their own admission to raise taxes to compensate for budget shortfalls. Is your event budget prepared for these higher taxes? Continue reading

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What is the New Normal?

There are encouraging signs the economy is on the rebound. Travel is coming back, especially business travel, and we have seen the luxury hotels filling up even faster than hotels in other segments. As we try to use the past as our guide, I can’t help wondering if this is a different animal. Are we looking at the new normal? Continue reading

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The Importance of the Meetings Industry and “What You Do”

Many of our recent problems in the meetings industry have been caused by a general misunderstanding of what we do and what we actually contribute to business and society. Continue reading

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Personalizing the Event Experience

Through the registration and housing process, we have an opportunity to interact with the attendee and “learn about them” in a way that can personalize their experience. The challenge is doing this while keeping the process short, focused, and interesting to the attendee. Continue reading

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“Up.” The New Word in Meeting Trends

As we finish the first half of 2010, where many hoteliers and planners are reconciling where they stand after six months of this “new normal,” there are some very encouraging indicators. Continue reading

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