Rockford SMM Sept14 Leaderboard

The Nametag: Your Personal Billboard

Vickie Mitchell shares tips for maximizing delegate name badges.

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Negotiating and Budgeting for Meetings

Planners that are involved in the budgeting process at the beginning have a better understanding of the process.



Taming Transportation

Getting transportation plans in place early on creates a solid framework that helps everything else go smoothly



Creative Collaboration: Making the Most of CVB Services

Most convention and visitors bureaus offer a laundry list of meeting services, such as site selection, welcome
bags and coupon books. But not every CVB will create custom Web-based maps for attendees, plan and staff an ice cream social or bring in a busker to lead groups in a drum session. Here are some CVBs that will.



How To Book The Right Speakers For Your Event

Lining up the right speaker can make a conference a hit, inspire members and even generate revenue for companies.



Tips on a Perfect Meeting Wardrobe

Maria Mesch reveals some fashion pointers for your meeting wardrobe.



How to Ensure Vendor and Attendee Safety

Meeting planners certainly don’t have to be experts in security, but being prepared is key.



Tips From Meeting Pros

Vickie Mitchell asked members of the Senior Planners Industry Network to share their tips and solutions to common problems meeting planners face.



There’s A Meeting Planner App For That

Many CVBs, meeting planners and conference attendees are relying more on mobile apps to connect directly with everyone involved in an event.



Tips for Running Your Business During a Personal Crisis

Your world can turn upside down when you least expect it, and unless you are prepared, it can affect your personal health and professional success as well.