How Anticipation Proves to be a Strategy that Pays off in the Long Run
Several years ago, determined to confront my fear of public speaking, I entered a local Moth competition. The Moth shows are held throughout the country and presented nationally on The Moth Radio Hour on more than 450 stations. The local events require you to tell a story based on a theme in five minutes with absolutely no notes.
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Keeping track of an up-to-theminute flight manifest is one of our least favorite aspects of corporate meeting planning. Attendees are late to book their flight; change their inbound flight without letting you know; have personal preferences as to how early they want to be at the airport for a departure—and they don’t always communicate these changes and preferences to us. What if there was a way to put the onus of getting to and from the airport and venue back on the attendees and off the plate of the meeting professional?
Understanding what drives you and how others are driven helps avoid unnecessary conflicts in the first place.
Wireless internet access is a must-have at meetings, but do you really know how to get what you need? Let’s begin with a few definitions.
BANDWIDTH: the amount of internet traffic volume a wireless connection handles per second. This is usually measured in megabytes per second (MBs) or gigabytes per second (GBs). The bandwidth is affected by
That promotion or new job finally came through and you are about to make a name for yourself. Yahoo! But what do you do now? Here are some points to consider.
Learn as much as you can about the expectations of the new position and how it will be evaluated. What were some of the pitfalls the previous person experienced (or caused) and what objectives were or were not being met? Your new boss will have all this information, even if they don’t give it to you all at once. Keep digging.
We often hear how Millennials love technology. In fact, they don’t know life without it.
But while these future business leaders appreciate the power of technology to enhance knowledge and facilitate life’s simplest tasks, technology shouldn’t overshadow the important role of meetings, finds a new report by Imago Venues.
The report asks whether the meetings industry is doing enough to inspire this generation, and the resounding answer is no.
Are you an event planner who can be both calm and kind under pressure? If not, choose another profession.
Your clients, however, may not possess those same traits and unfortunately you cannot suggest they move on. We must work as a team to achieve event goals, despite the heat of the moment, occasional personality conflicts, tight deadlines and sometimes even tighter budgets.
And that’s just during the pre-planning!