Mitigating the Risks of Returning to In-Person Meetings

by Jillian Fehrenbach on September 29, 2021 in Articles, Communication, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Meetings

The old saying goes, “The Only Constant in Life Is Change.” [Heraclitus] That certainly has been true of late in the travel and hospitality industry. On a daily basis, we account for all types of uncertainty in the planning of all of our incentive travel programs, meetings and events. In a recent article about returning … Continue reading “Mitigating the Risks of Returning to In-Person Meetings”

The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020

by Ty Collins on December 20, 2019 in Meetings

The search for meeting management software can be a bear, and the number of solutions out there is dizzying, so we’ve narrowed down the search for you — to ten programs that are not only easy to use, but also proven to improve productivity and allow your company to scale and work efficiently. Each of … Continue reading “The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020”

15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting

by Ty Collins on August 9, 2019 in Announcements, Communication, Meetings, Team Engagement

How to Run a Painless Meeting There are two ways to run a meeting. The first is probably the most common—you sit at the head of the table, open the meeting, and then the meeting just starts, the same way it did last time, and the time before that, and the time before that. This … Continue reading “15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting”

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Driving Revenue Through Referrals

by Stephanie Roppolo on June 21, 2019 in Articles, Communication, Meetings, Team Engagement

People are more likely to buy when referred by a friend. Start your referral program today.

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How to Survive and Thrive on Conference Calls

by Ty Collins on May 24, 2019 in Communication, Meetings

Meeting management can be a bear. Conference calls can be all but impossible to run effectively. The list of woes is long. They never start on time. Someone’s always muted, and they don’t realize it, and inevitably there’s one person who can’t find the bridge, but, love them or hate them, conference calls and remote … Continue reading “How to Survive and Thrive on Conference Calls”

Networking in the Midwest at GLES

by Jillian Fehrenbach on November 9, 2018 in Meetings

Recently, our travels took us to Madison, Wisconsin for a few days to attend the Great Lakes Educational Summit (GLES). This event was organized by the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – a global association that uses innovative learning, collaboration and advocacy to connect the meeting and event community face-to-face. The summit covered a wide … Continue reading “Networking in the Midwest at GLES”

Are You Engaging Your Attendees?

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 24, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel, Meetings

Engagement is certainly one of this year’s buzzwords. And there’s good reasoning behind that. The more engaged your customer, meeting or incentive attendee, or stakeholder, the more loyal they will be to your product, and therefore the more valuable they become to you. So, what are the best ways to engage your event attendees and … Continue reading “Are You Engaging Your Attendees?”

Tips for Engaging Meetings

by Jillian Fehrenbach on July 13, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Meetings, Team Engagement

Changes in the way we receive, process and communicate information doesn’t apply just to social media. In fact, technology and social media are driving many of these changes, and they impact every area of our lives. If you want to make sure your meeting and event attendees are actively engaged, here are a few tips … Continue reading “Tips for Engaging Meetings”

2017 Meetings Industry Forecast

by Jillian Fehrenbach on February 16, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel, Meetings

I’ve had the opportunity to read several recaps on the trends predicted to impact the Meetings Industry this year. One of the best was in a recent webinar by Meetings Today and U.S. Travel featuring Michael Dominguez, SVP & CSO for MGM Resorts. Dominguez is a popular speaker in the industry, and for good reason. He’s knowledgeable, matter … Continue reading “2017 Meetings Industry Forecast”