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Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises

Our picks of the week – to keep you up to date with the meeting and events industry.
Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises Show 298On our show today we have 3 great segments. 1) Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and Seminars With Pat Ahasey 2) BEFORE You Send Your RFP—5 Local Conditions to ConsiderWith Christine “Shimo” Shimaskaki3) 5 Ways To Avoid Surprise AV fees  With Jon Trask  6 year Anniversary of Meetings Podcast!   Wowza            Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and SeminarsPat Ahaesy, CMP…

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Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth + MORE

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Thanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.com
?The Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industry??
Todays Segments:
??1- Jordan Schwartz & Jen Pitts from Pathable…

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Three Detours That Derail Conference YES DecisionsYour email marketing blast generated plenty of clicks, but the registration needle hardly moved.
What’s up with that?
For every smooth registration, there are many more frustrating moments that cause people to bail on your conference invitation. You worked hard to earn that “maybe” click…

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Room-Block Poaching Under Scrutiny: APEX Launches Workgroup to Study the Issue
The Convention Industry Council (CIC)’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) initiative has turned its focus to the problem of room-block poaching. Within the meetings industry, the term refers to businesses that actively seek to recruit or divert event attendees away from official room blocks and into other hotel bookings…

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The 2013 Speaker Report: The Use of Professional and Industry Speakers In the Meetings Market (Free PDF download. No contact information required.)

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Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth
The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. (paraphrase author Rita Smith.)
Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally.
Yet, in many cases, the business, meaning an attendees’ employer and business, is the primary customer of a conference’s education…

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Escape Your Conference Comfort Zone To Become Happier And Smarter
Conference organizers, whatever scares you when planning your event, plan to do it now!
That’s right, run to your fear and escape your conference comfort zone!
Why? Busting out of your conference comfort zone leads to a longer, happier, smarter life with increased confidence, gratification and satisfaction, to paraphrase author Ken Budd…

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286 Meetings Podcast Mike on Mics, Social Media mistakes events make, Do we really need a rehearsal? + MORE

Our pick-list for the week includes articles on event planning, venue selection, supplier management, as well as IT and software choices.
Meetings Podcast CMM Certificate Resolution, Social Media Week Tips, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on Instagram?Thanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast. 
The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners…

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Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on Instagram!Thanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comThe Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings and events industryTodays Segments:1- Julius Solaris -Social Media Mistakes Events MakeJulius talks about some common mistakes event organizers make using Social Media for their events…

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285 Meetings Podcast New CMM Requirements, Content Creation, Social Media Superstars + MORE

Take a look below for interesting articles, event planning tips, venue ideas – all sourced by our in-house experts and curated for your enjoyment. We trust that you find them interesting – please feel free to share this post, or any of the links therein.
Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays Segments:1- Liz King of Liz King Events speaks to Eventsagrams AJ Poletta about the getting the right kind of social media photos and video sharing at your events…

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2014 Digital Magazine Versions are Available Now!

 
The 2014 Elite Meetings magazine platinum edition  is available now on Hudson newsstands in major airports throughout the United States. But what if you can’t get to a terminal? Have no fear, dear meeting planning guru.
Ready to access Elite Meetings magazine?
View the digital version of Platinum here, and Gold here…

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Team Rago Instagram goes live! (…because behind the scenes really is the bomb)I am so excited to announce our new “Team Rago” Instagram !
Follow us here
@Teamrago

#teamrago
I have loosened my grip and turned over the reigns to my peeps for a behind the scenes perspective…because behind the scenes really is the bomb. Trust me destination planning is exhausting, physical, strenuous and sometimes downright scary…

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284 Meetings Podcast Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Every day we search the web for interesting articles, snippets, and links that we think you our readers may be interested in. 
Here is the list for today – we hope you find them interesting.
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286 Meetings Podcast Mike on Mics, Social Media mistakes events make, Do we really need a rehearsal? + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on Instagram!Thanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comThe Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings .... More »

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises Show 298On our show today we have 3 great segments. 1) Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and Seminars With Pat Ahasey 2) BEFORE You Send Your RFP—5 Local Conditions to ConsiderWith Christine “Shimo”.... More »
 event coordinator

Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth + MORE

The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. (paraphrase author Rita Smith.) Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally. Yet, in m.... More »
 meeting planner

285 Meetings Podcast New CMM Requirements, Content Creation, Social Media Superstars + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays Segments:1- Liz King of Liz King Events speaks to Eventsagrams AJ Poletta ab.... More »
Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.Segment producers***Julius Solaris presents: ‘Hack Your Event – Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks to Make Your Planning Easier’   Todays show is Avoid No-Shows at Events   one of the biggest plagues affecting our industry, no-shows…

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Future Talk + MORE

Take a look below for interesting articles, event planning tips, venue ideas – all sourced by our in-house experts and curated for your enjoyment. We trust that you find them interesting – please feel free to share this post, or any of the links therein.
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286 Meetings Podcast Mike on Mics, Social Media mistakes events make, Do we really need a rehearsal? + MORE

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Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises Show 298On our show today we have 3 great segments. 1) Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and Seminars With Pat Ahasey 2) BEFORE You Send Your RFP—5 Local Conditions to ConsiderWith Christine “Shimo”.... More »
 meeting planner

285 Meetings Podcast New CMM Requirements, Content Creation, Social Media Superstars + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays Segments:1- Liz King of Liz King Events speaks to Eventsagrams AJ Poletta ab.... More »

284 Meetings Podcast Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.Segment .... More »

Future Talk

– elitemeetings.com

Future Talk

Rohit Talwar may see the future of the meetings industry more clearly than anyone on the planet. As founder and CEO of Fast Future, a U.K.-based research and consultancy firm, the engaging global futurist and popular speaker travels the world scouting trends that help industries and governments prepare now to prosper tomorrow…

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Tech Trends to Watch for in 2014

– elitemeetings.com

Tech Trends to Watch for in 2014
While planning an upcoming meeting, a fellow planner recommended a conference event app for me to use. From this conversation, I began to think about what other trends planners are seeing that will evolve into meetings in 2014. Here are a few tech trends that are working their way into our meetings and events…

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AIBTM 2014 Expects Rise in Face-to-Face Appointments

The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meeting Exhibition, more commonly known as AIBTM, is expecting a spike in prescheduled buyer-supplier appointments, according to their pre-show data and economic research by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). AIBTM will take place this year at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from June 10–12…

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Midsize City, Maximum Appeal—Portland

By Annette Burden  ……………………………………………………….
It’s not just Portland natives, hipsters, cyclers, foodies, and fans of the TV show Portlandia who love Portland. Meeting planners and their groups do, too…

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Peer Genius — Using Social Media for Events + MORE

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Here is the list for today – we hope you find them interesting.
Latest Updates

284 Meetings Podcast Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.Segment .... More »
 meeting planner

285 Meetings Podcast New CMM Requirements, Content Creation, Social Media Superstars + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays Segments:1- Liz King of Liz King Events speaks to Eventsagrams AJ Poletta ab.... More »
 event coordinator

Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth + MORE

The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. (paraphrase author Rita Smith.) Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally. Yet, in m.... More »
 venue selection

Future Talk + MORE

Rohit Talwar may see the future of the meetings industry more clearly than anyone on the planet. As founder and CEO of Fast Future, a U.K.-based research and consultancy firm, the engaging global futurist and popular speaker travels the world scouting trends that help industries and governments pr.... More »

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises Show 298On our show today we have 3 great segments. 1) Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and Seminars With Pat Ahasey 2) BEFORE You Send Your RFP—5 Local Conditions to ConsiderWith Christine “Shimo”.... More »
Whether you’re planning a wedding or you’re a corporate event planner, you know that the logistics can make or break an event. If the guests’ memories of the event are more about driving around in circles, lost, searching for the venue than they are about the fun they had there, that’s not a good thing…

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Peer Genius — Using Social Media for Events

 
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How might you accessorize a Minimalist Design retreat?
Here’s a fun game to play…
This cold has driven me indoors today. During my confinement I came across this minimalist hotel design from Portugal and started to dream about how I might add my touches to make it a bit more homey. I love the sand floor and of course imagine it would be tucked right near the sea…

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Touch Points – A Q&A with MPI’s Paul Van Deventer and Michael Dominguez + MORE

Every day we search the web for interesting articles, snippets, and links that we think you our readers may be interested in. 
Here is the list for today – we hope you find them interesting.
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 meeting planner

285 Meetings Podcast New CMM Requirements, Content Creation, Social Media Superstars + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays Segments:1- Liz King of Liz King Events speaks to Eventsagrams AJ Poletta ab.... More »

286 Meetings Podcast Mike on Mics, Social Media mistakes events make, Do we really need a rehearsal? + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on Instagram!Thanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comThe Meeting Planners podcast source for what’s new and exciting in meetings .... More »
 venue selection

Future Talk + MORE

Rohit Talwar may see the future of the meetings industry more clearly than anyone on the planet. As founder and CEO of Fast Future, a U.K.-based research and consultancy firm, the engaging global futurist and popular speaker travels the world scouting trends that help industries and governments pr.... More »
 event coordinator

Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth + MORE

The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. (paraphrase author Rita Smith.) Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally. Yet, in m.... More »

284 Meetings Podcast Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.Segment .... More »
Touch Points – A Q&A with MPI’s Paul Van Deventer and Michael Dominguez

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) ushered in a new business-minded approach last spring when it named former Walgreens and American Express executive Paul Van Deventer as its new chief executive officer.
MPI Chairman Michael Dominguez, the amiable senior vice president of corporate sales for MGM Resorts International who headed the search committee, recognized in Van Deventer the perfect combination of business acumen and people skills to lead the world’s largest organization of meeting and event professionals…

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You Asked, We Listened!

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You Asked, We Listened!

You know that feeling of anticipation you get before opening a long-awaited gift from a friend? Well, that’s how I am feeling now. The excitement is overwhelming!
I’ve been working with the FaceTime Appointment Scheduler for the last 4 years. In this time, I have watched it grow from a fledgling software system into a robust and comprehensive event appointment scheduler for the masses…

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Creative Commons And Photos Infographic + MORE

Take a look below for interesting articles, event planning tips, venue ideas – all sourced by our in-house experts and curated for your enjoyment. We trust that you find them interesting – please feel free to share this post, or any of the links therein.
Latest Updates
 venue selection

Future Talk + MORE

Rohit Talwar may see the future of the meetings industry more clearly than anyone on the planet. As founder and CEO of Fast Future, a U.K.-based research and consultancy firm, the engaging global futurist and popular speaker travels the world scouting trends that help industries and governments pr.... More »

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises Show 298On our show today we have 3 great segments. 1) Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and Seminars With Pat Ahasey 2) BEFORE You Send Your RFP—5 Local Conditions to ConsiderWith Christine “Shimo”.... More »

284 Meetings Podcast Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.Segment .... More »
 event coordinator

Conference Education Should Drive Business Growth + MORE

The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. (paraphrase author Rita Smith.) Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally. Yet, in m.... More »
 meeting planner

285 Meetings Podcast New CMM Requirements, Content Creation, Social Media Superstars + MORE

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays Segments:1- Liz King of Liz King Events speaks to Eventsagrams AJ Poletta ab.... More »
The Neuroscience of Networking: Why Networking Matters To Your Conference
Your brain is passionate about one thing.
So much so that when it is not thinking about a problem or focused on something specific, it defaults to doing this one thing.
Neuroscientist Dr. Matthew Lieberman says that our brains have a passion of their own. “We know this because our brains seem to devote all of its spare time to this one thing,” says Lieberman…

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Creative Commons And Photos Infographic
How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter
What tools do you use to source creative common images?

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Pass the bouquet please…

– michelleragoltd.com

Pass the bouquet please… 
So much energy and labor goes into the design and construction of the bride’s bouquet (never mind the bouquet was originally a prop to distract the unmarried girls from ripping the bride’s dress to shreds!) Once carefully picked and composed it is delivered (hopefully beautifully packaged) to the bride in the quiet of her room before the ceremony…

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An Open Letter to Philip Seymour Hoffman

We at conventions.net are continually scouring the net to find new sources of information for our readers. Some of the articles and posts are just so good that feel we need to share them.
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 supplier management

Peer Genius — Using Social Media for Events + MORE

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 venue selection

Future Talk + MORE

Rohit Talwar may see the future of the meetings industry more clearly than anyone on the planet. As founder and CEO of Fast Future, a U.K.-based research and consultancy firm, the engaging global futurist and popular speaker travels the world scouting trends that help industries and governments pr.... More »
 supplier management

Touch Points – A Q&A with MPI’s Paul Van Deventer and Michael Dominguez + MORE

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) ushered in a new business-minded approach last spring when it named former Walgreens and American Express executive Paul Van Deventer as its new chief executive officer. MPI Chairman Michael Dominguez, the amiable senior vice president of corporate sales f.... More »

284 Meetings Podcast Virtual Assistants, No Shows, AV Tips

Where are you listening? Take a picture of yourself (selfie) and #meetingspodcast on InstagramThanks for listening to the Meetings Podcast.  The Meetings Podcast is sponsored by IMEX America and AVforPlanners.comTodays show features Host Mike McAllen from Grass Shack Events & Media.Segment .... More »

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises

Event planning checklists, online RFP creation, avoiding audiovisual surprises Show 298On our show today we have 3 great segments. 1) Event Planning Checklist for Workshops and Seminars With Pat Ahasey 2) BEFORE You Send Your RFP—5 Local Conditions to ConsiderWith Christine “Shimo”.... More »
An Open Letter to Philip Seymour Hoffman
 
I casually met Philip Seymour Hoffman at Corsino while having dinner at the bar with a friend. He was with his son and his cell phone was out of juice so my friend lent him hers to make a call. We chatted for a few minutes-established we were members of the same social Club and basically exchanged casual New Yorker niceties…

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