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Hoteliers: Give Your Groups a Good Night’s Sleep

January 16, 2016

sleep, Mulligan Management Group, Cvent, hotels

Last summer I stayed in a name-brand hotel in mid-town Manhattan for business. It was a relatively new venue and I wanted to give it a try. Plus it had great online customer reviews. Everything went well and I was prepared to give this hotel a big thumbs up until my last night of stay. This is h…

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Introduce Video into Your Events & Amazing Things Will Happen

December 13, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video is worth a million. Nothing - short of actually being there - explains a concept, shows off a product or shows a person how to do something better than video.

Yet, video is not widely used at events. Why? Because most presenters, exhibitors and sponso…

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5 Tips to Become More Member Relevant With Your Association

December 12, 2015

As you read this blog, think about the associations you belong to. Are they delivering on their promise? If your association is experiencing low meeting turnout and high member turnover, there may be no perceived value with membership or at least not enough to keep the member in the fold.


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3 Pamplona Facets that have nothing to do with Bulls

December 5, 2015

Pampalona Spain, running of the bulls, i-Meet, Tourism Office of Spain

Even though Pamplona, Spain is best known for the “Running of the Bulls”, there is so much more to this historically rich city. Today’s blog will focus on three of the cultural jewels: The Interpretation Centre of the Fortifications of Pamplona, The City Walls of Pamplona, and The Citadel.

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The Many Benefits of Working with a GSA Approved Contractor

October 17, 2015

Whether you are a government meeting planner or just need to rent a laptop or two, working with an approved vendor will make a big difference in the speed and efficiency you receive your technology.

This blog post will focus on what a GSA Contractor is, the benefits of using one and how Hartford …

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8 Great Ways Event Planners can Sharpen Their Social Media Skills

September 13, 2015


Is Social Media a Double-Edged Sword?

The short answer is yes; the long answer is, it doesn’t have to be.

By now, it shouldn’t be any surprise to you that attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are using social media at your conference whether you are involved in the process or not. An…

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6 Tips To Get Association Attendees To Your Next Conference

August 23, 2015

Would this statistic startle you?

According to Associations Now, the largest association meeting only attracts 1/3 of its members.

Can that be right? That means, roughly 67% of your membership stays home on any given year. You couldn’t run a corporate business meeting with 1/3 of your staf…

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The Many Wonderful Ways to Get In and Around Madrid

August 9, 2015

Whether it is by air, train, bus, taxi or car – you can easily and affordably travel in and around Madrid Spain. Below is an overview of the plethora of options at your disposal as you get to know the real Madrid.

By Air:  The Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

This airport operate…

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The Top 3 Technology Events and Their Key Takeaways

August 8, 2015

BizBash Magazine recently ran their picks for top 11 US technology events. While there were few surprises, it got me thinking about what makes these conferences unique and what event planners can learn from them.

Today’s blog post will focus on the top three and provide you my perspective abo…

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10 Terrific Trade Show Tips For Show Managers and Exhibitors

July 31, 2015

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As meeting planners, show managers and exhibitors work together toward a successful trade show experience, there are things they can do to make it better, as recently pointed out in the February 2014 edition of The Meeting Professional. So, rather than fight to make things happen, seasoned trad…

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Change Your Mindset Meeting Planners: Use Big Data To Your Advantage

July 19, 2015

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, recently spoke at PCMA's Convening Leaders 2014 about understanding and using Big Data. Below are her thoughts in an October 2013 interview with Sarah Beauchamp and concrete ways you can use this information when planning your next meetin…

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4 Ways to Successfully Sell Sponsors For Your Next Event

July 18, 2015

Let's face factsSponsors are harder and harder to attract and close these days. They have finite dollars to spend each year and are constantly evaluating all their opportunities to maximize ROI. In addition to the folks you are pitching to, they have to sell your proposal to their boss and so…

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Short-Term Project Coming Up? Computer Rentals Can Do The Trick

June 21, 2015


When you have a need for computer technology for a day, week or even several months because of a special company initiative or short-term project; renting computers and/or laptops is the best way to proceed.

Below are some examples of special projects, the four key benefits of renting a…

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Cloud Computing Makes Sense for Your Business in so Many Ways

June 20, 2015

If the term “The Cloud” is confusing to you, you are not alone.

Is it supposed to replace your data center? What is the difference between public and private clouds? Which one should you use? And the list of questions can go on and on.

This post will help you unravel cloud computing te…

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5 Ways to Turn a Good Meeting into a Great One

June 5, 2015

Do you want to a hold a better meeting? Of course you do!

Whether it is a small corporate meeting or a large event, this premise holds true: everyone’s time is valuable and a great meeting makes individuals feel productive and valued.

Buffer recently posted research about ways to build a…

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5 Fab Findings that Can Positively Impact Your Meetings

May 25, 2015

In June 2014, MPI conducted a quarterly Meetings Outlook survey to understand current trends in the industry. Below is a highlight of their latest findings; which included five useful tips for event planning professionals around the globe.

Finding #1: Meeting Time is Being Compressed.


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Over-the-Top Birthday Parties are Available at Sky Zone!

May 24, 2015


Throw your child the best party ever at Sky Zone Boston Heights! Your kids and their friends will experience jumping, flying and flipping on our wall-to-wall indoor trampoline courts.

Sky Zone Boston Heights makes it easy. Bring the kids and we do t…

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5 Key Benefits of Establishing a Long-Term Rental Relationship

May 23, 2015


In today’s fast paced eRFP and digital proposal world, is “long term” a dead phrase?

I think not.

There are many benefits in sticking with one vendor over the course of several years.  Whether it is for business continuity, litigation support or training services – having a su…

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Before Incorporating Event Technology, Answer These 4 Simple Questions

May 16, 2015


Many of my planning colleagues are both interested and anxious about interactive technology tools for their series of meetings and events. The C-Suite wants to look sharp and hip; the manager want to keep the budget under wraps and the planner wants to look good.

So given this complex s…

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Why Trampoline Jumping is Great Exercise

May 15, 2015


We all loved jumping as a kid and now as “grown-ups” are we too late to start? Not at all! Today’s blog is going to tout the benefits for everyone in the family from ages 7 to 70. Read on to learn more.

Bone Density Benefits


Researchers at the University of Bristol gather…

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