Participant Safety Above All Else: On Water, Land or in the Air

Participant Safety Above All Else: On Water, Land or in the Air
Joan Eisenstodt
August 3, 2018
Immediately upon hearing about the Branson, Missouri, duck boat catastrophe, in addition to feeling a profound sadness for the families, my risk management thinking went into high gear.

Planners: Collaborate With Suppliers to Wow Your Attendees

Planners: Collaborate With Suppliers to Wow Your Attendees
Lynne Wellish
July 31, 2018
When starting out in the industry and learning to source and procure, I made the mistake of always asking how much things were—often overlooking other factors. I played a tug of war with all my suppliers, forgetting we had the same goal, a happy client and repeat business.

Why Would I Use a Speakers' Bureau?

Why Would I Use a Speakers' Bureau?
Lynne Wellish
March 21, 2018
You have a big event coming up and you’ve been tasked with lining up a mix of speakers that are educational, motivational and inspirational. Most importantly, they have to know your industry. Where do you start?

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Negotiating Skills
Joan Eisenstodt
December 1, 2017
Now is the time for year-end hotel and other contract negotiations. Here are some ways to strengthen your negotiating skills.

9 Ideas to Innovate Meeting Design and Delivery

9 Ideas to Innovate Meeting Design and Delivery
Joan Eisenstodt
June 2, 2017
Surprise and joy. These are the emotions I have felt when an educational experience, in particular one in a school or meeting setting, was creative and transitioned from the usual straight rows of chairs to a more audience-centric setting and from a lecture to an engaging, interactive experience.

Beyond the Tradeshow - Being Relevant (Part 2)

Beyond the Tradeshow - Being Relevant (Part 2)
Larissa Schultz
April 25, 2016
Part two of a five part blog post for suppliers on becoming more relevant to planners to improve relationships and increase sales.

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