The Meeting Planner’s One-Sheet

From facility to food, marketing to mingling, here are 10 tips to consider when planning an event or meeting


New Liability Issue: Cell Phone Video

One of the hottest topics in the speaking and hospitality industry is the video streaming in real time of a speaker’s presentation from smartphones


A New Spin on Old Ideas

Creative thinking and new ideas helps shake up tired meeting traditions.


10 Ways to Promote Your Event on YouTube

Many have yet to take the video marketing plunge to promote an event. However, the benefits can make your efforts well worth the time.


Meeting Leaders: Loren Gold

See how Loren Gold, the executive vice president for Greater Raleigh CVB, puts his customercentric philosophy into action.


Pre-Con Meetings a Must

A pre-conference meeting with the important parties is critical to making your event a success.


Meeting Leaders: Columbus’ Leah Zender

One of the things that appealed to Leah Zender about Columbus was how welcoming it was to “fresh ideas and fresh people.”


Meetings Leaders: 
Louisville’s Cleo Battle

When it comes to the professional career of Cleo Battle, the track world’s loss has become the hospitality industry’s gain.


Blind Them with Value!

Jeff Blackman shares what he’s learned about value and service from frequently buying sunglasses.


A Conversation About Hiring Speakers

Ed Rigsbee interviews an influential meeting planner about how to use the right powerhouse speaker to impress at a high profile event.