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3 Killer Ways to Help Attendees Get the Most Out of a Networking Event

June 21, 2017

Every large meeting and conference has a networking element to it in which attendees either love it or hate it. Most extroverted participants look forward to the networking element, especially if they have come to this event multiple times. However, what about the first-time or introverted attendee?…

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Tips to Make the Planet Greener

June 21, 2017

 

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans came together to demonstrate for more environmental action from the government, which we now refer to as Earth Day. Out of their movement, such legislation as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed by Congress. Today, mor…

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The Real Reasons People "Like" Your Facebook Page

June 20, 2017

Now that you have hundreds or thousands of fans for your page, what's next? Have you often wondered how to get them to be more active and engaged? 

This seems to be the main struggle with any business, whether they obtained their fans through a paid or organic search method. How do you keep …

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What Every Event Planner Can Learn from Thanksgiving

June 20, 2017

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Have you ever considered what you might learn from this gathering when planning your next meeting or conference?

Here are 5 simple things we can all garner from this day of food, rest, and relaxation!

#1: You always know the day. 

Thanksgiving falls on the 4th Thursday of November. Alw…

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5 Tips to Increase Your Google Ranking

June 20, 2017

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Are you looking to drive more visibility and traffic to your business? Duh! Of course, you are! Google recently announced changes to their ranking algorithm that will provide more relevant results to the user, based on the criteria of their search. This new search system will bring fresher conte…

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Is Your Hotel DIY Ready?

June 19, 2017

Your hotel marketing staff probably works very hard with interior designers, furniture reps and audio visual and IT technicians to provide the best design with state-of-the-art technology, money can buy. When you provide site tours and FAM trips, your staff is quick to point out all the enhancements…

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Are You Addressing the Black Bears in Your Business?

May 28, 2017

Two days ago, a friend and I were finishing the last leg of a 40-mile, moderately difficult piece of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Even though we knew there were black bears in the Shenandoah National Park, I thought the odds of coming face-to-face with one was very remote and quite frankly...…

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6 Ways to Save on Event Rentals

April 12, 2017

  If you are like me when planning a meeting or event, the rentals portion of the budget can consume your time and energy. But it doesn’t have to; if you just have the courage to ask the right questions to your boss, stake holders and most importantly, your rental vendor.

Here are some tips I …

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Should You Outsource Your Digital Marketing Training?

August 29, 2016

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In our business, we typically deal with prospects who have one, stretched individual who is responsible for all the digital initiatives from social postings to email campaigns. And typically, that person knows one aspect of digital very well; often leaving other channels in a constant state of…

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7 Key Uses for Computer Kiosks at Your Event or Trade Show

April 25, 2016

You use them all the time for retail applications, whether it is at your bank, movie theater or at your grocery store’s self-serve check-out lane.

But can kiosks be used at your trade show or event? The short answer is: YES! The long answer is: In many, many ways!

This article will focus…

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11 Ways to Turn a Stale Meeting into a Sizzling Event

March 30, 2016

Is your meeting tired and boring? Many meeting professionals plan the same format over and over again because their mantra is: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But the truth of the matter is events that are planned the same way in the same place with the same presenters and/or style, don’t appeal …

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5 Ways to Enhance Your RFP responses

November 1, 2015

Every hospitality marketing representative answers Request For Proposals (RFP) and is very familiar with the way to respond. Even though "dates and rates" are still part of the focus, it isn't the total package. Think of your RFP response as a way to tell your destination's story. Yes, it will t…

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8 Effective Ways to Introduce Your Property to Meeting Planners

October 31, 2015

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7 Tips to Build a Great Relationship with Your AV Supplier

October 25, 2015

What would you do if your linen supplier suddenly disappeared and closed up shop? What about your décor, lighting, staging, rental, or audio visual suppliers…or perhaps your favorite florist? Would you be able to conduct business as usual? Would you be able to continue producing events without t…

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3 Viable PowerPoint Presentation Alternatives

August 29, 2015

Even though PowerPoint is still the most popular presentation tools in the world, with an estimated 500 million users, have you ever considered other presentation alternatives that can allow you to engage and entertain your attendees much better?

This series will focus on just that – what the…

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10 Secrets to Building Your Brand Name

July 11, 2015

Presented by Chris Brown 

Cuyahoga Falls, OH --- September 5, 2007---- Approximately 20 MPI members and guests were privileged to hear Christine Brown’s presentation on the “Top Ten Secrets to Building Your Brand Name” at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.

 

Chris shared with us…

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6 Ways to Save on Event Rentals

June 19, 2015

 

If you are like me when planning a meeting or event, the rentals portion of the budget can consume your time and energy. But it doesn’t have to; if you just have the courage to ask the right questions to your boss, stake holders and most importantly, your rental vendor.

Here are some …

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14 Terrific Ways to Use Twitter for Your Next Product Launching Event

May 3, 2015

 

If your company is planning on launching a new product or service this year, Twitter is one way you can keep your face-to-face attendees engaged and involve your virtual audience without immense expense or fanfare.   

Below are 14 effective ways to use Twitter as a marketing tool from…

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Guide to Connectivity: How to be RFP and Contract Smart

April 30, 2015

 

Now that you understand Wi-Fi better and have completed your capacity checklist, it is abundantly clear to you the venue does not have enough bandwidth capacity to meet your meeting needs. Whether you are a novice or a highly experienced planner, sending out a RFP and subsequently negotiat…

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A Meeting Planner’s Guide to Connectivity: Evaluating Wi-Fi Systems

April 29, 2015

Let’s face it – for the first time in our lives, technology is changing faster than our ability to adapt to it. And with these changes, come the demand for more connectivity at every level, all the time. As tech offerings explode on the scene, how do you know if the meeting venue can handle your…

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