Tag: meeting logistics

From Details To Strategy: How Meeting Planners Can Change Their Filters To View New Success

Many meeting planners feel that the conference experience and content is not their job. They are responsible for the logistics and details, not the attendees’ overall experience. That’s where those meeting planners are wrong! If Meeting Planners Cannot… If a meeting planner cannot focus on the big picture and goals of the event, then all … [Read more…]

The Way You View Your Annual Meeting Changes The Way You Look At Things

We see the world as we are. Scientists will tell you that there is no objectivity. Researchers influence the outcome of their research. The questions that we ask influence the information we uncover. If you change how you think, you’ll change how you see the world. How Do You View Your Annual Meeting? Valeria Maltoni … [Read more…]

Changing Attitudes: The Conference Mindsets Of Progress

Where are the dynamic conferences going in the future? Who is driving these conference changes? A renewed vision focused on learning, value, connections and ROI is driving this change. Participants and conference organizers are leading the charge. Mindset: Conferences Are About Learning Not Just Distributing Information Participants can find information online. Ask any Millennial for … [Read more…]

Want To Be A More Strategic Meeting Professional? Adopt These Perspectives!

Meeting professionals often hear they need to be more strategic in order to succeed. The successful meeting professionals that can move seamlessly back and forth from the logistics to the big picture are those that rise to the top. They are the ones that gain a seat at the executives’ table. Defining The Strategic Meeting … [Read more…]

Are You A Glorified Scheduler Or Strategic Meeting Professional?

As a conference organizer, are you focused on checking off your daily to do list or focused on fulfilling your participants’ needs? When you focus only on completing your task, you deliver what’s required. But not what’s expected. You follow the standard operating procedure precisely. And yet you miss the point completely. You comply with … [Read more…]

Meeting Site Selection Cheat Sheet: Logistics

While a journey is a road, not a destination, most meetings are about the destination not the road. Choosing the right destination is critical to a meetings’ success. Effective meting professionals focus on two key factors in the site selection process: Foretelling an organization’s meeting requirements and Evaluating a potential site’s ability to meet those … [Read more…]

Meeting Site Selection Cheat Sheet: Attendee Perspective

Location, location, location. Three of the most important words in a meeting professional’s repertoire. The selection of a city and venue is a critical factor in the success of a meeting. Choose the wrong city and your potential attendees may not register. Choose the wrong venue location (airport, downtown, resort or suburb) and your attendees … [Read more…]

What’s Your Experience With Attendees Staying Outside The Hotel Block And Driving Pick-up To The Max?

  This post is by Dave Lutz, Managing Director, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Why do attendees choose to stay outside the official conference hotel block? How do you manage it? What strategies have you used to drive maximum pick-up of your block? We’re looking for more examples and experiences to share and add to our list. … [Read more…]