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Download Our ‘Meeting Point’ E-Book

A little reading might help you plan a better meeting.

If you’re new to the meetings industry, you’re probably looking for all the help you can get. But even veteran meeting professionals can benefit from a bit of insight, innovation and encouragement. That’s what readers will find in “Meeting Point,” the new e-book available free from Small Market Meetings.

“Meeting Point” gives planners tips and new ideas in focused, easy-to-read sections that delve into a number of topics. Readers will hear from experienced meeting planners and other hospitality experts who have lots of creative ideas to share on a wide range of topics such as negotiating advice, productivity hacks and practical meeting-planning nuts and bolts.

Written by Vickie Mitchell, a 20-year veteran meetings journalist and former editor of Small Market Meetings, “Meeting Point” features information gleaned from interviews conducted with speakers, planners and other experts across the country.

“Vickie has a knack for finding fresh voices in the meetings industry and capturing their best ideas to share with our audience,” said Brian Jewell, managing editor of Small Market Meetings. “That skill makes Vickie’s columns one of my favorite parts of our magazine. In ‘Meeting Point,’ she has distilled many of these conversations into a set of short chapters that will benefit anyone who works in the meetings industry, whether they are planning meetings or selling meetings services to groups.”

Each chapter of the e-book focuses on a specific business or meeting-planning topic, often based around a conversation with an expert in that area. The “Building Better RFPs” chapter walks planners through some practical steps they can take to make bid collecting clearer and more precise. “Continuing Education” offers ideas on how planners can continue learning amid their busy event schedules. And a pair of chapters on etiquette cover some valuable information on email correspondence and business dinners.

“I’m a strong believer that educating meeting planners makes events better for everyone involved,” Jewell said. “This e-book has so much helpful information that it should be required reading for anyone planning small meetings in 2018. And as always, it’s absolutely free.”

The e-book is available as a free download for a limited time. Get your copy today at