Creating a Common Language

Posted on 04/8/16
changingthecorporateculturethroughcommunucationestablishingacommonlanguage

Changing the corporate culture begins with changing the communication.“It’s the conversations we’re not having that breaks down the teams,” Tamara McCulloch, director of business development for APLS Group located in Raleigh, North Carolina stated during our discussion on developing a common language among your team. Establishing a common language among your team in an environment… Read More

What does a Meeting Concierge Do?

Posted on 02/17/16
What does a meeting concierge do

How many times have you asked a hotel concierge to recommend a chic local restaurant, or provide a toothbrush because yours is ten hours away at home? The meeting industry’s version of a hotel concierge is the meeting concierge. The meeting concierge is your insider and right hand man (or woman) for all things meetings. And… Read More

Incorporating Yoga into Meetings

Posted on 02/1/16
Incorporating Yoga into Meetings

Despite an increase in overall wellness-based incentives, wellness and meetings may not be in the forefront of a meeting facilitator’s mind. Whether you’re discussing long-term strategy or launching a new product, meetings require an active and engaged mind. 32 1. What yoga tips can be used to stay balanced during a meeting? Some poses in yoga recommend a drishti, or a focal point. This… Read More

Planning a Fundraiser

Posted on 11/11/15
Planning a Fundraiser

Planning a Fundraiser: An Interview with Jo A. Peay from The Centers for Exceptional Children It’s a sure bet that if you’re a volunteer, board member, or an employee of a non-profit organization, you have been a part of planning a fundraiser. Non-profit organizations rely on donor support to survive and enhance the community. The task of planning a… Read More

How to Pitch an Idea

Posted on 10/20/15
How to Pitch an Idea

How to Pitch an Idea: Building Block Tips Conduct a quick search on human attention span and you will find the majority of sources report an average of five to twenty minutes. Now imagine you have to pitch an idea in this amount of time or risk losing your audience and chance to make a… Read More

Meeting Technology Trends

Posted on 10/2/15
Meeting Technology Trends

Meeting Technology Trends: 7 Trends to Know We’re only as good as our technology. Because technology can make or break your meeting, we decided to share seven trends that are transforming the meetings industry as highlighted by Smart Meetings. The expression, “If you’re early, you’re on time, and if you’re on time, you’re late,” rings true when… Read More

Engaging Millennials in Meetings

Posted on 08/28/15
Engaging Millennials in Meetings

Engaging Millennials in Meetings: Solving for Y How do you engage a meeting full of goldfish? This is one question that organizations will have to solve over the next ten years as millennials move into the executive suite. The average attention span of a millennial involved in passive listening is no more than 10-15 minutes. The American… Read More

15 Wedding Color Palettes

Posted on 07/24/15
15 Wedding Color Palettes

The Perfect Palette: 15 Wedding Color Palettes to Inspire your Style   We’ve all done it – scoured Pinterest for hours on end hoping to find our wedding color palette soulmate only to end up more confused than when we started. You start with a simple search for “Fall Wedding Colors” or “2015 Wedding Colors,” and… Read More

How to Find A Keynote Speaker

Posted on 07/13/15
Finding Keynote Speakers

How to Find a Keynote Speaker: Listen Up Conference Planners!   Engage. Entertain. Educate. Encourage. No matter your motive for choosing a keynote speaker, it’s imperative you find the right fit for your particular conference or meeting – though it can prove challenging at times. While Speakers Bureaus represent very prominent keynote speakers such as celebrities, global business leaders and… Read More

Healthy Power Snacks for Meetings

Posted on 06/30/15
Healthy Power Snacks for Meetings

Healthy Power Snacks for Meetings: Keep Attendees Going   Having healthy, power snacks on hand is vital to the overall success of a meeting or conference, as it leads to more engaged, enthusiastic, and positive attendees. There is nothing worse than hearing your stomach grumble in the middle of a quiet conference room filled with 500+… Read More