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On average, 34% of group room nights are being booked outside the official room block. Associations Now
Event Planners report that censoring comments is one of the biggest social media challenges at events. Successful Meetings
“Today’s superstar leaders supplement their commitment to focusing on others with another, equally important skill: keeping promises to themselves.” – Michael E. Kibler, founder and CEO of Corporate Balance Concepts, Inc.
“Expect zero privacy in any of your electronic communications.”--Terry Matthews-Lombardo, Event Planner
Great reads for event organizers
Nine Amazing Meetings Technology Trends to Watch in 2016
By Corbin Ball
Let the 2016 predictions begin! Who better to kick things off than event guru, Corbin Ball?
Steal this: 9 Restaurant Psychology Hacks for Events
By Sue Pelletier, MeetingsNet
Restaurants are well known for their Jedi mind tricks that entice customers to eat more, spend more and generally do their bidding. Sounds like action event planners should get in on!
12 Solutions to Common Problems at Events
By Alesandra Dubin, BizBash
You’ve got a plan to handle a major crisis, but what about those smaller, everyday challenges that crop up at events? Here’s a dozen strategies to file away.
Five Ways to Get Your Message Through to an Overloaded Audience
By Felice Miller Gabriel, MarketingProfs
You’re competing with an endless stream of information for your audience’s attention. Here’s a few tips to help you cut through the clutter.
Great reads for venue managers
Eco-friendly practices are priorities for many meeting and event venues
By Natalie Compagno, Smart Meetings
It ain’t easy being green, but these venues are meeting the challenge head-on! See what you could be doing to up your own eco-cred.
The Protective Netting Dilemma
By Sam Dores, IAVM
Baseball purists say no. Concerned visitors and fans say yes. Here’s a look inside the current catch-22 for stadium managers.
3 Convention Centers That Are Closing Bigger Business With Technology
By Mike Haueisen, Social Tables
For some venues, event tech can be the difference between just squeaking by and going gangbusters. For these three venues, it’s the latter.
Concessions at R.I. Convention Center to be modernized
By Paul Grimaldi, Providence Journal
Looking for a way to keep attendees and visitors on-site longer? Upgraded concessions might be the answer.